Tips to avoid project creep

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• Know the dif­fer­ence be­tween want and need re­gard­ing your project. Fi­nal­ize the bud­get be­fore ham­mer hits nail. Hire pro­fes­sion­als who can do things faster and have es­tab­lished meth­ods of op­er­at­ing. Choose some­one with whom you can com­mu­ni­cate and work well. Make sure the de­signer is not push­ing their own prod­uct. Build in a 10% con­tin­gency for un­ex­pected ex­penses. Re­mem­ber – time is money, so don’t change your mind mid-project. Be aware that projects are based on es­ti­mates, not in­voices – the door is al­ways open for costs to rise.

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