Perseverance. Tenacity. Stick with it –ness. All excellent traits, and especially prized among the entrepreneur set. There’s no space for ambitious entrepreneurs like us to pout, sulk or give up because ‘it’s hard’. But this isn’t the same as stubbornness. Or blind pursuit of an outcome. Can you tell the difference?Read More
Merriam-Webster defines business as: “the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money”
So why is it that when you’re running a business, it seems as though everyone wants you to forget about that last bit, the ‘in exchange for money’ part, and just give away your work for free?
The answer to the question “Is it ever ok to work for exposure?” is – it depends. And today’s post is going to outline some examples of when saying yes to that opportunity may be worth your while, even if there isn’t a payday attached.Read More
From time to time (usually when ordering sushi) I suffer from a case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. I way over estimate how much spicy tuna goodness I need, and the end of the meal becomes less than enjoyable as I try to save face.
In business, you may have noticed that clients have the opposite problem.Read More
One of the golden rules of business is to treat your clients well. To deliver excellent work, on time, and be attentive to their needs. It’s touted as the sure-fire way to win great results, reviews and referrals. But amazing customer service doesn’t mean being at their beck and cal
In today’s edition of The Smiley Sessions, we’ll take a look at why – and how – to put an end to that all access pass.Read More