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23 months + 14 clients = $100k (working part-time)

How I earned my first $100k working part-time I’m pretty curious, and one of my favorite things to learn about is people’s work–especially successful people. I’m particularly interested in how successful people started out, since that’s typically the most difficult part of the journey. After all, when you start a business, you don’t have a […]

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Can you afford to lose your job? What no one told you about safeguarding yourself

In January 2007 , I lost my job at a software company where I’d worked for nearly 8 years. Shortly thereafter, I was fortunate to find a job at a non-profit, though earning less, and without health or retirement benefits. During the summer of 2008, my non-profit job dwindled to half-time, then ended completely by […]

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How I save $1,400 on my business phone service–every year

OK, you might be thinking, “Phone service?! How boring is that!” But wait! There’s a reason why I’m excited about this topic:  you’ll save a bunch of money. Seriously.  Each and every year, I save nearly $1,400.00.  Yep, and it was super easy. If you haven’t already realized, I’m a bit of a cheapskate.  It’s […]

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Tired of scrambling for business? Surprising, proven ways to get new clients: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about: the stress of having to constantly scramble for new business, how desperation is detrimental to your business, and several ways to snag new clients. Now, I’ll show you some additional ways you can find new clients.  All the techniques I talk about both in Part 1 of this […]

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Tired of scrambling for business? Surprising and proven ways to get new clients: Part 1

A couple years ago this September, I didn’t know where the next month’s business was coming from. I had bills to pay, the kids needed new shoes, we like to eat regularly, have electricity, and on and on.  But at the start of that September, I had little idea how I’d get enough work to […]

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USAToday: employees leaving corporate jobs to start businesses: when will you make your move?

USAToday recently posted an article that validates what a lot of us already knew:  that people are leaving corporate jobs to start their own businesses. For many people, the rosy promise offered by corporate jobs has never materialized.  In decades past, corporations provided outstanding health benefits, pensions, and other benefits to employees and their families, […]

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