The wrong way to haggle over prices

One of the reasons I hate working with Israeli clients is the haggling. When I come up with a price I didn’t just pull it out of my ass, I have gone through my pricing quite a few times. So having someone who knows nothing about the process or what the job entails arguing over the price is just too much. Continue reading The wrong way to haggle over prices

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Why customer service matters

Most new business owners think that when they get clients it’s a done deal but it’s not always the case. In fact getting a customer in the first place is very expensive and most times doesn’t even allow you to break even. It’s only when you sold that client additional products for the third or fourth time and got some referrals from him that he starts to be profitable. Continue reading Why customer service matters

Don’t just discard new ideas, give them a shot

You know those people that can show you every way your idea won’t work? Those kind of people are everywhere in every industry. They keep breaking you down for a few reasons not the least of which is building up their own egos. We’re not talking about simple people here, they are usually very intelligent people. But being right is more important to them then getting the job done. Continue reading Don’t just discard new ideas, give them a shot

How many times do you need to hear it?

Not everyone gets your point the first time. It doesn’t mean their slow, or stupid. It just means that their brain works differently than yours. I wrote a post about how to come up with new ideas a while back. This is just another process our brain goes through.  

We attribute too much to “coming up” with something new, when the truth is we had the information in us all along. But having the information is not enough we have to have it accessible, something that is not always the case.

More times than not we have to hear about something again and again to have it “fresh” in our thoughts. Fresh enough to combine it with something else. I bring this up because I just had that experience first hand. I just had a great idea that combines a few things I learned. I got the idea when re-reading ‘the four hour work week’. I’ll let you guy know how it goes when I start.

Hopefully I will be able to document the process to show you how a new business is borne and how to grow it.