The Great Office Escape IS For You!
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.
Employees vs. Contractors: How Incorrect Classification Can Sink Your Business
In the summer of 2015 my web-design company was suffering with a problem contractor.
Handcuffed by Your Salary: The Evils of a Regular Paycheck
When the end of the month rolls around I spend about three hours in the morning finalizing my incoming and outgoing business expenses.
It’s All in the Writing: Make a Professional Impression With a Few Choice Words
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.
Firing Your Clients – Part 2: How to Part Ways Like a Pro
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.
Firing Your Clients – Part 1: 5 Signs That it is Time to Part Ways
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.
Disappearing Act: How To Make Yourself Less Available at Work
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.
How to Avoid Company Meetings
Another two hours has been wasted sitting around a sterile, rectangular table with twenty other tired, cranky co-workers getting nothing accomplished.
When Your Job is Your Passion
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.
How to Set Up an Effective Home Office
Working from home is such a wonderful privilege.
Offering Multiple Services: Why Too Much Can be a Good Thing
A good friend and colleague of mine started a small business about six years ago.
How to Be a Great Manager That People Actually Like
He is being passive-aggressive again. He is angry but will not talk with you about it. He struts into a quiet room and closes the door, refusing to take calls.
Great Retirement Calculators
There are literally hundreds… maybe even thousands of websites out there that promise to help you prepare for your retirement.
The 4 Hour Workweek: Is Tim Ferriss a Brilliant Scammer?
Yesterday I stumbled upon an interesting post when I Google’d the words “Tim Ferriss scam.
University of Shame: Credit Card Offers for Alumni
Today as I was checking my snail mail I came across a really interesting letter.
The Greatest Predictor of Success
You’ve probably heard of The Law of Attraction.
Advantages of Leaving the Corporate World
It isn’t easy to make the leap from a 9-to-5er to an entrepreneur. Obviously there are many challenging and time-consuming steps in-between.
Charting Your Voyage Out of the Rat Race
It’s all in the finances.
If you want to escape from your day job, all it really takes is an ability to earn more than you can reasonably expect to live on per month.
Knowing What to Charge Clients for Freelance Work
When you get a new job, the whole money thing is laid out for you in a nice, little package called a salary.
$40,000 a year plus stock in the company.
$55,000 a year and benefits.
How to Stop Compulsive Web Surfing
“If I only had more time in the day I could really make headway on this project…”
I’ve heard this one before.