This Creative Mornings San Francisco talk by Mike Monteiro may be one of the most important videos you ever view if you are in the creative business and/or running your own design company.

Mike Monteiro, co-founder of Mule Design Studio, and his lawyer give advice here on how to get paid by clients when they don’t want to pay you. They talk about the importance of contracts, the specific items you need in your contracts, and how to deal with stressful situations with clients without necessarily breaking the relationship.

I haven’t heard some of this stuff since graduating so it was a good refresher for me.