About Michelle Strait

Michelle Strait is an editorial consultant based in New York. Visit her site: http://www.michellestrait.com to read essays, book reviews, and to learn about her services.
Business Relations: Working With The Graphics Department

The days of bland business documents are over. Well, at least as far as design. Graphics departments – also known as presentation resources – are common in businesses across America. This merging of business and creativity isn’t always smooth. As a part-time graphics specialist, I often witness bad client to personnel relations.

Online Auctions: Play it smart

Online auctions are a terrific way to save money, or make an extra buck. According to a 2002 Newsweek article, more than 50 million people buy and sell on eBay, not counting the millions that buy and sell via other auction venues. This is beneficial for both buyers and sellers, but any online venture is bound to have pitfalls. Online auctions are basically an honors system type of business.