Plain talk about getting deposits

Tired of giving your design time away?

By Mike Jackson

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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Really, it’s simple. If someone asks you to do work for them, you should expect to be paid for your time.

Call a plumber to your house. Take your vehicle to a repair shop. Drop off your computer at a computer clinic. Every one of them will have a minimum charge to analyze your project, and once the diagnostics are completed, you expect to pay for the actual services or repairs. Right?

Is the sign business any different?

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Mike and Darla Jackson operate Golden Studios in Loveland, Colorado, and do a variety of sign-related projects. Mike’s website is His email address is You can see more of Mike’s photos at and

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