Is competition ever healthy?

Today I want to talk a little about the whole idea of competition. As small business folks there are always going to be others that do the same kinds of things we do, and offer similar services. That's just a given. Old school business textbooks would call those other businesses… read

Why building a website is kinda like building a puzzle

A couple of weeks back I wrote a bit about how to choose a good option for creating your website. Do you hire someone, go totally DIY, or somewhere in between? One of the places I've noticed people tend to get stuck in the process is what order to do… read

Five secrets no one tells you about working for yourself

That's a click-bait title if I've ever written one! Hopefully it made you chuckle. Reality check: there aren't really any secrets about working for yourself. For you guys reading, the self-employed, solo entrepreneurs of the world, you probably knew that. But you probably do hear your friends or family idealizing… read

In a sea of website options, how the heck do you choose?

When people find out what I do for a living, one of the first questions they ask me is, "How do you compete with all these new website building services?" Maybe you get asked similar questions with your own business. Seems to be something folks wonder about, the idea of… read

Trading time for money is for the birds

Sorry, birds. But seriously: go Google 'trading time for money'. Notice a pattern in what comes up on the first few pages of results? Yep. It's a bad idea. We should all stop doing it. A career goal should be to get away from that time = money equation. So why… read

The freedom of saying "I don't know"

Have you ever been in one of those situations where someone is looking to you as an expert on a topic you don't know much about? How did you respond? Do you feel your response was what was best for the person asking? See, our clients often look to us… read