Client testimonials: Your questions answered

Client testimonials: Your questions answered

When you work for yourself there are no performance reviews, no financial incentives and your birthday party is often celebrated by just you and your cat. So testimonials can be a huge source of encouragement, affirmation and joy. But more than that, testimonials are...
Take care in online communities: a cautionary tale

Take care in online communities: a cautionary tale

I’ll be honest, I don’t play well with others. I’m always the first to leave the BBQ. The thought of breakfast networking makes me gag on my croissant. And my all-time favourite quote? It’s “Hell is other people.” Take care in online communities: a cautionary tale...
I know you don’t like me, and that’s okay

I know you don’t like me, and that’s okay

One of the hardest things about being a solopreneur is that it’s all you. There’s no boss or team of minions to hide behind. It’s just little old you as the face and mouth of your business. And deciding how to present yourself can be incredibly tough. “I’m...
How to handle hagglers

How to handle hagglers

I’ll admit I’ve never been a good haggler. While visiting the Tunisian souks, whenever the stallholders told me a price I’d simply pay it. My Tunisian husband shook his head in dismay “You’re supposed to bargain,” he scoffed. “It’s what they expect.” But while...
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