Podcast Ep 71: Never Good Enough

Together with my former business partner from The Money Gym, Nicola Cairncross, we’ve created a regular weekly podcast which is called Own It! Your Business and Your Life. If you enjoy audio, give us a listen. New episodes are published every Friday. You might also join our Facebook Group where we debate matters arising from each episode, and/or Like our Facebook Page where we publish each episode as it goes live each week. You can also subscribe at iTunes. *** In episode 71 we talk about never feeling good enough, whatever you do. I have two different sorts of client – those who […]

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10 Things We Entrepreneurs Might Give Up For Lent

I’m on my way round to take coffee with a very devout Roman Catholic friend and I know she’ll tell me what she’s given up for Lent. Here’s a post I wrote a year ago about what we entrepreneurs might profitably give up for forty days or so, or for life. Sorry, I’m a little bit late in posting this in 2014, should have shared this two weeks ago, which means you’ll have fewer than the forty days to make your own changes… but still plenty of time. There’s always plenty of time. If yesterday was Pancake Day, then today […]

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Small Business Owners: What Are You Worth?

Mostly us small business people want to make sure we get all the work we possibly can. We are growing our businesses and we want to be successful. We need to make money to pay our bills and look after ourselves and yet pricing a piece of work can be fraught with all sorts of prickly issues which can catch us out. What if I charge too much and price myself out of the job? What if I charge too little and end up reducing my hourly rate to close to minimum wage and hating the job/client? I wonder if […]

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How Do I Charge What I’m Really Worth?

One of the questions which crops up almost every day with my clients is “how do I charge what I’m really worth?” Sometimes a variant is about charging what you need in order to make a living and be able to afford to give up the day job. This question is about self-esteem, and I can share with clients my experiences going back over decades as I’ve observed small businesses start out, under-charge and then eventually get to grips with charging appropriately – or die! How does this happen? What changes? Well, it depends where you are starting from. If […]

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