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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Finessing Sizable Sums

Whether you start out big or small, a year or two down the line you’re going to come up with some indisputable justification for the purchase of some big new piece of gear. It may be a new control surface, Pro Tools, a console, or an automation package.

Whatever it is, unless you have an unlimited source of funds, you’re going to find yourself short of the money to pay for it. But there are several ways you may be able to get the money you’re after.

1. Give Your Original Lender a Second Chance

Now’s the time to pick up the phone and call the place that got you on your feet when you first started up. They obviously believed in you enough then to take a chance. And since then, you’ve been an exemplary customer!

You’ve made ...

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