This thread on is packed with information about the business of running a small studio.

Slapping up a web page and hope people come is not going to benefit you short term, don’t let your ISP fool ya Word of mouth is by far the best method in which to acquire new customers, because they come in happy before you twiddle one knob. “Bob liked your work, so I’m a referrel”. Good! But before you and all your friends can spread the good news, you need not to starve in the meantime.

If you own a project studio and have ever considered going “pro,” the advice here will either be invaluable or sobering…