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Boldly Declare You Only Work with Ideal Clients

only work with ideal clientsDon’t Agree to Every Request

Because you want to help, saying “no” feels difficult. Of course you agree to do things when asked. Later when you’re alone, you regret agreeing to the request.

This is […]

Quit Working Below Your Pay Grade

working below your pay gradeWorking Below Your Pay Grade

Start-ups deserve credit for all the work done to get a business up and running. As the owner, you fill all the roles. By the end of the day, you’re exhausted. You’re working below your pay grade, but lack the […]

7 Pricing Pitfalls that Flat-Line Your Income

Leaving Money on the Table

leaving money on the tableThe 4 hour work week is a catchy book title. But, that’s not the reality for most entrepreneurs. They’d happily trade in a sixty hour work week […]

Wonder Woman Syndrome: Avoid This Highly Common Path to Burnout

Wonder Woman SyndromeYour Jam Packed Schedule

As entrepreneurs, we often set exceptionally high standards for ourselves.

We aim to be all things to all people, juggling multiple roles between home and work.

The day starts very, very early. The sun starts to rise as you […]

7 Proven Steps to Avoid Scope Creep

Little Extras Add Up

give away for freeHow much work do you do for free because you don’t know how to charge for it?

Clients often know what they want. However, additional requests occur along the way. And sometimes, the entire project shifts mid-way due […]

Substantially Increase Your Profits by Raising Prices

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Increase Your Profits

Every entrepreneur, whether large or small, wants to increase their profits. Some choose to improve their marketing efforts; others specialize their services. Raising prices improves profits, but feels difficult.

When you don’t fully grasp […]

Don’t Lose Business Due to Lack of Follow Up

Lack of Follow UpLack of Follow Up Syndrome

Do you want to drastically increase your sales? But, you wonder what to do. Lack of follow up costs entrepreneurs tens of thousands of dollars in lost income.

Which of these apply to you?

  1. Someone first expresses interest in your service, but […]

Brag About the Specific Problem You Solve

problem you solveClearly Define the Problem You Solve

Entrepreneurs constantly seek ways to increase their income. But they forget to ask these critical questions, “What does my client really want?” or “How can I solve their most significant problem?” Consider the problem you solve and how that relates to […]

School Got it Wrong: Ditch the Employee Mindset

Entrepreneurial mindsetTraditional education teaches conformity. During class you’re instructed to obey the rules, do what you’re told and walk down the hall in a straight line. Challenging the rules is frowned upon. Memorizing for the test, only to forget it later, is […]

Rule Breaker: An Entrepreneurs Path

rule breaker

Rule Breakers Don’t Blend In

Are you a rule-breaker? And, did you get into trouble while growing up. Then you’re in good company. Research shows that entrepreneurs, even as teenagers, didn’t always blend in.

But beware; doing something […]

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