Most small business owners are usually really happy and grateful when a new business inquiry comes through. I mean, why wouldn’t you be - new inquiry, new project, more money...right?
Well, what if the inquiry is a “bad fit” for you or your business? Are there any warning signs that a client can be a “bad fit”? How can you tell?
My friend, I’m here to tell you YES. Yes there are warning signs that a client is a bad fit for you and believe it or not, these signs can come up super early...
Most business owners have a plan for their business or try to have a plan when they go on maternity leave. The thing is, there is a huge element of “the unknown” - what will my baby be like? Will she sleep enough for me to do anything productive? Should I create a routine? When should I be present on social media? Should I schedule my social media and have my blog posts ready to be published on time?..For me, the list went on and on…
I had so many questions and no answers. In the end, I did it my way. I definitely made some mistakes, but I also learnt so much. In case you missed it, all the juicy details are in this post - 5 Lessons I Learnt After Going On Maternity Leave - Part 1 (It’s definitely worth a read!)
Obviously, adjusting to a new member of the family will be a big change for all of us, not just me and my business.
And so, I kept it simple and did the following 3 things to prepare for my maternity leave.
It’s fair to say I’ve been busy planning and learning so much stuff in the ungodly hour when I’m meant to be asleep, but that is where this post comes in. I wanted to share some insight on the lessons I learnt after going on maternity leave. Spoiler alert - I also have another post which shares the 3 things did to prepare my business for maternity leave - That will be in the next post so watch this space!
So, here goes, the 5 lessons I learnt after going on maternity leave…
Listing your prices on your website is a hot topic for many small business owners. I’ve seen this topic being raised in so many Facebook groups, time and time again. I totally get it, you want to give your potential clients enough information to make an informed choice, but you don’t want to give ALL the information away, especially when it comes to pricing.
“But hang on, if I list my prices, I won’t have to have that awkward conversation with them” - I hear you say!!
Well, I’ve created a list of pros and cons for listing your prices on your website….
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
There’s something about a new year that gets me all excited and motivated to achieve bigger, better things - both for my business and personal life. It’s like I can really draw a line, step over it and start with a new kind of thinking.
Silly I know, as it's only another date in the calendar, but it just feels like a clean break, esp after Christmas and the big break I like to take.
Today I wanted to share some updates I have “planned” for the next few months, and also give you my first FREEBIE of the year! :)