Why we don't charge an hourly rate.

Why we don't charge an hourly rate.

Here at Squawk Creative, any project we quote for we charge a set fixed fee. We do this for a number of reasons. It's clear to everyone involved what the cost is up front and any overruns and amendments etc are laid out clearly. It also ensures that each project is priced fairly depending on the client and the work being undertaken. This becomes more clear when we look at the reasons why we don't price by the hour.

Best Free and Cheap tools for Businesses

Best Free and Cheap tools for Businesses

Running a business, especially a start up or a smaller scale business is stressful and challenging. The modern business operating environment has so many more hurdles and challenges than it did over a decade or two ago. The good news is that for all the extra work created by the internet, it also serves up some pretty neat solutions. We break down our list of some essential tools (ranging from free to cheap) that every business owner needs to utilise to succeed in the modern day market.

Brand Experience - A businesses secret weapon

Brand Experience - A businesses secret weapon

It's easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed with a lot of terms and phrases which are essential to a businesses success. It seems like every week there's a new "must do" for businesses and it can be very easy to miss important practices, but in the midst off all of these is one which is genuinely crucial to a businesses survival and it's a term not many are even aware of. Brand Awareness. 

Websites 101 - What to know before engaging a web designer

Websites 101 - What to know before engaging a web designer

Just like you should do your research before buying a house, or a car or anything in life, a website is no different. One thing that does set it apart from a lot of other services or products is that its virtual - It's not tangible so it can be hard for people not in the industry to get to grips with the basics. The following is a brief guide to some of the most common terms and concepts you will face when making the decision on what type of website you want.