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.
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.
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.
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.
The Greatest Networking Secret
Raise your hand if you are looking for work.
Ok, great. Now raise your hand if you are looking for better ways to network.
Ok, you can put your hands down.
Separating Your Business from Yourself
As stated in my earlier article, 5 Things You Should Never Do When Starting a Business, you are not your business! This common mistake made by many of the newly self-employed can cause all
5 Things You Should Never Do When Starting a Business
It’s exciting! Exhilarating! You are in the process of putting your dream into action – the pen to the paper.
Being Authentic in Your Work
I learned a great lesson recently.
Facebook as a Marketing Tool
I fondly remember the late winter days of 2005 when I signed up for a facebook account to help stay connected with some of my friends.
Welcome to The Great Office Escape!
Your story may be different than mine, and probably is.