Afraid of Self-Employment Failure? Develop a Plan!

Afraid of Self-Employment Failure? Develop a Plan!

If you’re afraid of launching your self-employed business a plan can be an easy way to alleviate some of your fears. You don’t have to leap blindly, you can have a plan for each of the three phases most people go through when launching their self-employed business. You’ll also find that having a solid plan B is both motivating and comforting.

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How to Embrace Self-Employment with Sanity

How to Embrace Self-Employment with Sanity

Sometimes it can seem like self-employment is a race with a very ambiguous finish line. It benefits no-one if you exhaust yourself, and yet it can be hard to shift gears so that you’re living a balanced life while building your business. Here’s a metaphor that seems to help bring sanity to the over-achiever inside each of us.

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Unexpected Self-Employment Advice: Fire That Client

Unexpected Self-Employment Advice: Fire That Client

It might seem counter-intuitive, but firing a client can be vital to keeping your self-employed business afloat! Read on to learn more about why that is and also how to identify a client you should fire, and how to do the firing.

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Feminism is the Strength You Need to Launch Your Business

Feminism is the Strength You Need to Launch Your Business

Feminism has offered a critique of the working world, and I believe the trends it's noted have a correlation with trends I notice among women entrepreneurs. In addition to an explanation, I offer some strategies to bring feminism into your self-employed life. 

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​ The 4 Elements of a Work Date

​ The 4 Elements of a Work Date

Working for yourself can feel lonely at times and it can be difficult to stay motivated. This is where a work buddy or co-working can help. Here are the 4 elements to a successful work date: Define, Choose, Location, Commitment.

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Casting a Wide Net Could Tank Your Business: Don't Appeal to Everyone!

Casting a Wide Net Could Tank Your Business: Don't Appeal to Everyone!

It might seem that casting a wide net is a good strategy for building your client base, but in actuality, if you try to appeal to everyone, you attract no one. Here's how this operates, and how to focus on a singular ideal client to make sure you do land the clients you deserve. 

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How to Get Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do

How to Get Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do

We all have things that must get done but that we don't really enjoy doing. This is even more true for self-employed business owners. Here are three strategies I employ to help me do things I don't want to do. These strategies are helpful for anyone, even if you don't have a business (yet!) 

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Keeping Centered in Your Business: Use Discernment

Keeping Centered in Your Business: Use Discernment

When we’re in business for ourselves it can be easy to get knocked off center and waste valuable energy trying to get back to center. Here are strategies I use in my business that may help you to stay centered or return to center quickly by using discernment. 

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Don't Be a Slimy Salesman: Utilize Modern Sales Tactics

Don't Be a Slimy Salesman: Utilize Modern Sales Tactics

I see many self employed business owners shying away from the notion of "sales." Our collective image of sales seems to include the slimy salesman, however this is not reflective of modern sales strategies. Leave behind the image of Depression Era Sales and learn about modern sales tactics that encourage you to embrace your integrity. 

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