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ways to fail in business

Start Up Right 11: Ways to Fail

Last but not least I wanted to cover some of the more common mis-conceptions that start-ups have that cause them to fail. I’ll Work Harder! Don’t work hard, work smart. Be wise about how you invest your time. Putting in more hours is not a recipe for ...
where can i find work?

Start Up Right 8: Finding Work

Easily the thing I get asked most about is where exactly to find work. Some people seem quite insistent on knowing in fact! Obviously this will depend greatly on the industry and business that you are in, but here are a few tips. Friends and Family Often ...

Start Up Right 6: Levels Of Success

I’m covering some of the more unexpected aspects of working for yourself. I want to cover a lot of the questions I get around timescales and sort of levels of success. Blanket Phrase Success is a very broad blanket phrase, what success looks like for one person ...
time management for start ups

Start Up Right 2: Working Hours

One of the main challenges right at the beginning of starting a business/self employment is simply not knowing what working for yourself is actually like. People have a certain image in their head when they think of self employment..so here are some things you might ...
starting up a business

Start Up Right 1: Just A Hobby?

My next topic of blogs is all about starting a business in the right way to ensure long term success. In fact, if you read long enough I’m going to be taking you through every stage of growing your business from back bedroom to swanky ...
implementation

Post Project Steps 8: Implementation

Now that you’ve evaluated your feedback it’s important you take stock and think about ways you can improve your business and service. Now obviously there’s no catch all lesson I can write that will apply to everyone, but here are a few things I’d expect ...
best ways to showcase your freelance work

Post Project Steps 4: Portfolio

In this series of lessons we are covering all those things you need to do once a project is over. We have talked about getting paid, getting testimonials and getting referrals. Now let's talk about portfolio management.   We’re Working With Them! I think all clients appreciate a ...
unpaid and unhappy

When Projects Go Bad: Unpaid and Unhappy

Following on from a project going bad and a relationship deteriorating with a client, its quite natural that we now turn our attention to client’s who won’t pay. No Great Surprise When you’ve had a bad experience with a client it can often not come as a ...