Monday, November 29th, 2010
I’ve been reading some really great articles and posts the past few months about finding your niche; learning to be more specific about your business offerings and using that knowledge to find and communicate with your ideal clients.
The thought process behind this is awesome – realizing what you are really good at, what makes you different and what you enjoy most can help you deliver better services that fulfill your customers needs.
But I also feel, at first this concept may seem a little scary because it can cause you to say a word that some of us feel we are never suppose to say.
It can cause you to say “no”. (more…)
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
I recently had great experiences with some very small businesses (fellow freelance and entrepreneurs really). The people I worked with really impressed me, not just with the service they provided but with the way they provide it.
Because of the great personal service I received, I’m a satisfied customer who will bring them referrals as well as my own repeat business. And isn’t that the slam dunk we all strive for? Because those are the keys to keeping your business alive and constantly growing. (more…)
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Lately, I’ve been reading about different ways other entrepreneurs are preparing for the holiday season this year. Some are taking online sabbaticals; not answering or even saving emails between certain dates in November and December, taking a break from their blog or just taking a large block of time off altogether.
At first, this really surprised me. Not answering or saving email?!?! Neglecting your blog for months? But after more thought, although I don’t think I can apply this to my own life right now, I get it. (more…)