I am planning to start my own web design company. But have a few questions:

What is the best way to communicate with a client - I live in the UK and phone cost to USA would be pretty high when spending time chatting about what they would like on their site - as well as flying accross the world ofr that matter.

What is the best way to recieve payment? get them to send you a cheque - credit transfer or what?

thanx in advance

and I will be doing a few sites in advance (about 2 weeks) of launching the company to bulk up the portfolio so If your interested then email me
(no doubt I'll get flooded with requests so If I don't choose yours don't get stressed)