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Portland has a huge community of creative freelancers and other talent who are more than happy to share stories and swap knowledge. These are some of our favorite recurring events focusing on professional development for independent creatives.
If you choose to make a career out of freelancing, it's an unfortunate reality that you'll eventually encounter a client who won't pay what they owe. You can guard against deadbeat clients by starting with a clear scope of work and a solid contract, and by learning when to say "No." But what do you do when you've held up your side of the bargain your client just won't pay up? Here are some of the best resources we have found to deal with client nonpayment.
In an ideal world, of course you would begin your freelance career with an iron-clad contract drafted by a certified professional specifically for you and your business*. However, we've all been in the position where that kind of legal work simply isn't feasible. Here are a couple of our favorite resources, so that you don't have to go without a contract if you can't afford a lawyer right now.