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There’s no better energy than the ricochet from releasing something that has been weighing you down. Continue Reading →

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Fundraising Tap Dance (A One Anda Two)


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I’ve spent years of my career fundraising for clients’ ventures and my own, with each project requiring hundreds of hours for the tap-dancing-dog-and-pony-show pitches required to pique investors’ interests.  I’m now piqued to learn about a site called Caplinked that promises to make the process of “private investment easy, secure, and social.”  Continue Reading →

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Act Now!


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I eavesdrop on, er facilitate, hundreds of meetings each year and often encounter analysis paralysis (the overanalyzing of existing info) or fear (disguised as a need for more analysis) about acting on a decision. Continue Reading →

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Price For All You’re Worth


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It’s been at least 5 years since I last bumped, so I’ve increased my prices (I like the easy math of an hourly rate going up in $25 increments).  Two months into the new rate, and I don’t detect any change in my clientele; but that wasn’t the case in the first business I owned. Continue Reading →

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What’s Your Brain Focusing On?


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“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.”  

— Esther “Abraham” Hicks 

Have you ever tried to not worry?   Continue Reading →

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Feel Your Way


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Our culture suggests that feelings are a sign of weakness, but you and I know feelings for what they are: information from our bodies to helps us make choices, and evidence that we’re alive and sensitive beings.

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Better to Ask Permission


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Getting permission from a client before providing services assures no financial surprises for either of you!  When a client asks for a change, the answer always is “Yes, AND let me find out what that will cost…” Asking for forgiveness later, or in this case payment, could leave you holding a slow pay receivable, a grumpy client conversation, or a bad debt.

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How to Find Your Fun and Profit Billing Rate


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If your time or expertise are things for which you bill clients, getting Fun and Profit depends on a profitable billing rate and knowing how much you’re willing and able to work a week.  Even if you’ve been in business awhile, revisit your costs, and your capacity to be sure you’re billing to build your Fun and Profitable business. Continue Reading →

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Get Fed Up!


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Fed up says you’ve had enough of what is no longer working for you.  At last, with more to gain than lose, you’re ready to make every change necessary.  So get fed up faster.  The longer you wait, the more depleted you become, and you’re going to need every bit of energy to make those changes.

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