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7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Their Contact Page

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Have you ever been on a website and you wonder: How the hell can I contact this guy? Well, you’re not alone. We’ve all been in that situation, and it’s not our fault. Some websites are merely hard to navigate. The thing that these business owners do not realise is that they are potentially losing sales and much more by making it hard on people. But if there is one thing that can immediately...

Everything I wish I knew about pricing creative services

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Let me ask you a question, how much does a private jet cost? Never thought about it, right? Now before you go on Googling for an answer, let me tell you that according to Bankrate, the price for a brand-new private jet ranges from $3 million to $90 million. So, let’s say, I’m selling you a private jet for $10,000. What would you think? And, what about if I tell you that the price is $500 million...

How To Turn One-Shot Clients Into Repeat Clients

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It’s so simple; you’re going to wonder why you haven’t been using this three-step formula all this time. You might even be slightly angry with me for pointing it out. But first, let’s see why you need to have a strategy for converting one-time projects into recurring revenue. It’s expensive in time, effort and money to get new clients. According to Bain & Company, it...

Your full-time job is not that secure! (Find out how to protect yourself)

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Do you believe that since you have a full-time well-paying job, you’re safe forever? I’m sorry, but I’ll need to burst your bubble. In fact, you’re probably living dangerously already. Here’s what I mean. Your job has never been guaranteed. You can lose it at any time, even if you’re the best performer. Your boss could fire you for any reason. Your company can decide to downsize. Your company’s...

5 Myths That I Used To Believe In About Starting Your Own Business.

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1. You have to work 24/7. Yes, I do work more than most people. And yes, I do work on weekends sometimes. But I definitely don’t work all the time. I do spend a lot of time with my family. In fact, I can argue that I spend more time with my two-year-old son than many full-time employees. How? Well, first I don’t have to wake up at 6 a.m and leave the house while my kid is still...

13 Reasons Why Mauritian Entrepreneurs Must Read Books To Improve Their Businesses

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Be honest – when was the last time you read a non-fiction book cover to cover? Would you rather watch a TV show than actually read a good book? You should know by now you’re not the only one. While it’s not always as entertaining as watching a movie, reading must be a part of your growth strategy. If you’re an entrepreneur, you should definitely read some business books too. If you lack the time...

3 Critical Money Mindset for Ambitious Business Owners

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Have you ever had someone tell you that they don’t need money? Or have you had this thought yourself? As weird as this may sound to some, they’re not alone in having these thoughts. It turns out that many people have a love-hate relationship with money. Many creatives believe that making too much money would transform them into a sell-out. For example, I once spoke with a guy who shared this...

3 Ways You Are Limiting Yourself. #2 will double your income!

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Working as a solo business owner can be very challenging.  You will have to deal with some complex technical issues while managing clients and keeping up-to-date with rapidly advancing technologies. Freelancers also have to spend a lot of time sending invoices, promoting services and ensuring other aspects of the business is running smoothly.  It can be overwhelming at times!  With so many...

Stop Labeling Yourself as a Freelancer! Seriously, Stop Now!

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What’s your title? What do you call yourself? A freelancer? Have you considered the negative connotations associated with being titled a freelancer? Not only is there a stigmatisation among some people when they hear that you are a freelancer, but it is also misleading your inner confidence in a subtle way. There is a broad range of individuals who have been raised to believe that a...

Bad Time Management Will Destroy Your Business

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While terrible financial management is the leading cause of the downfall of freelance businesses, I would have to say the 2nd leading cause is bad time management practices. The other disturbing fact is that many entrepreneurs believe they are using their time properly until they examine the wreckage after the business ship goes down. And they say, “Why didn’t I manage my time better?” How...