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Posts tagged: freelancing

2nd Annual: Awesome gifts for freelancers and small biz owners!

Can you believe it's December already? My father-in-law reminded me yesterday that there are only 10 days until Christmas. I have to say that I'm having a hard time believing that! Between the beautiful warm weather (more like October than December) here in Toronto and the complete lack of snow,…

Are you professional enough?

In the circles I hang out in, there's been a lot of talk about this lately. What does it mean to be professional? Do people think of you as being a professional? Is your business being perceived as professional? For a lot of us, we grew up in a time…

Should you work for less (discounts or otherwise?)

Ever had a discounted client situation that just turned into an arm wrestling match? Ugh. Not fun for anyone. Figured this week I'd cover a rather controversial topic: working for free. You'll read plenty of articles out there that are on both sides of the fence. Some very strongly stating…

Marketing is not a dirty word

Google that. No, really. I'll wait while you do it. So the point of that silly exercise, of course, is to show you that this is a much-talked-about topic. Clearly, there are a large number of us who do believe that marketing and sales are dirty words. The question we…

The Balancing Act

Happy (day after) Canada Day! And Happy (soon-to-be) Independence Day for my American friends and colleagues! I took yesterday off because of the holiday, so my post is a bit late. But that actually relates quite well to the topic of this post. So here's a question for all of…

Should you be a "Jack of all trades" in business?

Jack of all trades, master of none. You've probably heard that phrase before. In some areas of life, it can be awesome to be pretty good at a bunch of different skills. But should your business be that way? Should you be "pretty good" at things? Should you take the…