To all entrepreneurial role models!

12 May, 2011

It´s Sunday morning, early 1970s. The rattling sound of a typewriter slowly wakes up the family. It’s our very own alarm clock, busy bee and solo entrepreneur who´s already on the go: my mom. As a copywriter and a small business owner, she was constantly thinking about advertising copy, and she would catch the inspiration whenever it´d come flying by…. Read more

How much are you worth?

22 April, 2011

How much are you worth?   This can be an sensitive issue when what you’re offering is your time and your competence. Many service providing business owners start twitching uncomfortably, muttering something like “Well, it depends on how you look at it…” or “Oh, well that depends on how much the customer can afford …”.   This is not an… Read more

To let go and get rid of Desperation

15 March, 2011

Sometimes I´m fascinated by how much we can affect simply through our own attitude, our mental and emotional energy. The cliché of a glass half empty or half full is pretty old by now. But when it comes to business results, the effect of your own attitude is huge!   Some time ago, I talked to a dear friend of… Read more

Wrong Customers and the Art of Saying No

19 February, 2011

You get a phone call: someone wants your help with a project. You´re thrilled: a new potential client! Naturally, you immediately express your interest!   You put together your offer and await the reply eagerly. The client accepts, and a week later you start working. It seems everything is going your way!   But a few days later, things start… Read more

6 tips for a successful 2011

15 January, 2011

It’s the start of a new year and you’re determined to make it happen! Sales calls are going to be made. The website updated. New customers convinced. Social media conquered. The list is long and extremely motivating. Your energy level couldn’t be higher!   But then… something happens.   Your list grows into the size of a mountain – you… Read more