What do you think is the number one mistake entrepreneurs make?I'll get to that in a bit. But first, let me tell you about a friend of mine of started a business during the pandemic after the lockdowns started. After doing some initial research, Mark realized there was a “need” in an industry he’s familiar with. He decided to get a domain, … [Read more...] about The Number 1 Mistake People Venturing into Business Make
Business Resources to Help You Create More Value
Most business owners (and individual consultants or freelancers) go into business without knowing or learning the purpose of business and how it fits into society. Below are a collection of resources to help you grow your business.
One of the greatest perks of living in our current generation is the abundance of resources that we can use. In business and marketing, this means a ton of strategies are out there that just needs to be implemented.That's what I've been up to in the past 48 hours. Remember what I said in my compilation of 50 freelancing tips article? You have … [Read more...] about Copycat Strategy: You Don’t Need to Start From Scratch Every Time
Since I got fired from my last corporate job, I have been a freelance marketing consultant full-time. Today, marks the 50th month from that terrible experience—not the firing part, but the circumstances around it.So, I sat down, looked back at the past few years, and started writing the lessons I’ve learned over the years.If you’re new to … [Read more...] about 50 Lessons from 50 Months of Freelancing
I’ve shared a bit about some business basics no one talks about.In this post, I’d like to share another free activity business owners and managers can do to increase the company’s profitability without spending anything extra.The single, most effective (and free) way to increase profitability is through delegation.Yes. It’s something … [Read more...] about Delegation—The Single, Most Effective (and Free) Way to Increase Profitability
The world is slowly opening. Countries that implemented stay-at-home or quarantine orders are now being lifted.In the past 2 months, I personally knew people who were on both ends of the spectrum—those who were laid off and asked to work from home.I noticed a couple of themes among them. Here are my observations.4 Different Types of … [Read more...] about Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic: 4 Types of People Who Emerged
Have you ever worked with a client (or worked for someone) who doesn’t value what you bring to the table?Most of the time, these people give great lip service in trying to sell the work/company, but when you get onboard, that’s when all hell breaks loose.I did.BackgroundAs what some of you might know, I got fired from my last … [Read more...] about Fire Clients Who Don’t Value Your Skills and Expertise