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Stop deceiving yourself: You DON’T need to be an expert to have a profitable consulting business

You don't have to be an expert to start consulting

I’ve talked to dozens of aspiring consultants and freelancers who delay, hesitate, and sometimes never start their business because they believe they have to be an expert to be a consultant or freelancer. WRONG. You do NOT need to be an expert to have a profitable consulting business. This isn’t a scam, and I’m not […]

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Beaten down and brainwashed by my alcoholic grandmother–and how entrepreneurship transformed me

Dinner with Gram

I’m going to tell a very personal and painful story about something that’s influenced me for many years, and that I still sometimes struggle with. It’s not about finding your niche, finding clients, or finding your ideal hourly rate. It’s about finding out what holds you back, working through past wrongs, recognizing your irrational thoughts […]

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Case Study: Natalie Sisson of SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com

Natalie Sisson

I’m really excited to share an interview I did recently with Natalie Sisson of SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com, where she shares how she started her consulting business. Natalie’s primary business is business design coaching, and she also runs a blog where she helps people run their business from anywhere using online tools, social media, and outsourcing. In talking with […]

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Ashamed you can’t overcome (or don’t know about) your biggest challenge?

No business motivation

I’m lazy. I’d rather leave something laying around than put it away. I hate housework. And yardwork. And doing my taxes. And sometimes even doing billable work. There’s lots of stuff I’d rather be doing. Like reading books. Napping. Watching TV. Surfing the internet. Hiking. The list is endless. You too? I thought so. We’ve […]

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Still being ignored? 7 proven ways to make yourself irresistible to clients

how to create credibility

Does it seem like your competitors are better than you? Do they outshine you in the marketplace? Do they seem more credible? Maybe your competitors aren’t even that great, but they still manage to steal the spotlight. How do they do it? The hidden secret: create credibility What makes you comfortable buying something? Features? Price? […]

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