The True Cost of a Free Lunch

You’ll be familiar with the expression “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. And I am grateful to one of my clients for prompting me this week to think about what is free and what comes with a price tag attached, whether or not you can see it yet. Last week, in my newsletter, I offered readers a chance to experience their first month in Small Business Big Magic for free. My job when marketing my coaching and mentoring services is to constantly try to find new ways to get people to try it, so that they can work out how valuable it […]

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Email Overwhelm: The GLOW I Get From An Empty Inbox

I had this topic on my list of potential blog posts, then the Minimalists beat me to it, so I thought I’d better share my views on this today as my system is different from theirs. I share their goal, I just go about it another way. Are you in Inbox Overwhelm?   I think most small business people are.   This is how I cope with it. When I went to bed last night, I had one unanswered email remaining in my inbox. I use my inbox like we used to use an in-tray and everything which is in my inbox is all […]

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