Almost nine years ago I wrote an article outlining how making the jump from a 9-to-5 work arrangement to a Great Office Escape lifestyle was not for everyone.
In the summer of 2015 my web-design company was suffering with a problem contractor.
When the end of the month rolls around I spend about three hours in the morning finalizing my incoming and outgoing business expenses.
So the holidays are over and I’m facing that extra credit card debt from all those gifts that seemed like such a good idea only a few short weeks before, I trudge back to the office in my yule-tide
I have a fun exercise for you to try. Imagine that you are running a small non-profit company helping low-income people learn how to use the internet.
For a small business, firing a client is nothing like firing a contractor or much less, an employee. You need to view the process through a completely different lens.
For small business owners it can be a very difficult psychological process letting a client go – after all, they are our lifeblood and allow us to stay in business.
If only I could just focus.
If only the phone would stop ringing I could finish this project.
If only I could turn my e-mail off and tune my clients out.
Another two hours has been wasted sitting around a sterile, rectangular table with twenty other tired, cranky co-workers getting nothing accomplished.
One of my acquaintances has a full-time desk job working for a branch of the military. She provides a fairly useful function for the military dealing with client contracts.