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What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget

It’s easier for big companies to be firm with their fees. But for small businesses, startups and budding entrepreneurs, budget negotiations can be the most dreaded part of interacting with a potential client. If you’re selling tangible products, it’s usually not so bad because these normally go for a fixed price. But if it’s a Read more about What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget[…]

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How to Maintain Relationships with Past Clients

So let’s say that you have this great client and they have a big project for you. You complete it on time while exceeding their expectations, so they’re very happy. They pay you / your company, you thank each other and then head off in different directions. Is that it? Next time they have a Read more about How to Maintain Relationships with Past Clients[…]

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Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough

Everything goes smoothly on your end. The client approaches you with their requirements, you provide a quote―which they agree to―and you take on the project. After spending time, effort, skills and resources, the work is completed. The job is completed before the deadline; the client is delighted with the end result; and now you can Read more about Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough[…]

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How to Keep Your Clients Happy (Without Compromising Your Happiness!)

“Keeping your clients happy is an art in itself, involving skills that you acquire with time and experience. It’s something essential to your business that will ensure satisfaction for your client and make your life easier.”  It may seem impossible to reach a point where both you and your client(s) are equally happy with the terms Read more about How to Keep Your Clients Happy (Without Compromising Your Happiness!)[…]

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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 3

Ultimately, your small business is here to sell. But how do you get that first sale, encourage repeat customers, and then grow your client base? You need to find, keep, and multiply them. We’ll discuss how to do just that in this ‘Small Business Hurdles’ post. *Note: Technically, ‘client’ implies a long-standing relationship, as well as Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 3[…]