Calculating the Cost of a Service

A friend of mine sent this to me. I changed it to web designer, it applies to all of us…  A CONVERSATION ABOUT PERCEIVED VALUE: A customer asked a me friend how much it would cost to do this project. I gave him a proposal: $4500 The customer responded: That’s seems really high. I asked: What do you think is a reasonable price for this job? The customer answered: $2500 maximum I responded:  Ok, then I invite you to do it yourself. The customer answered: I don’t know how to. I responded:  Alright, then how about for $2500 I’ll teach

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How to Think Like a Successful Entrepreneur

The 15-Minute Entrepreneur As an entrepreneur who is working in a solo situation, the most precious commodity you have is that of time.  Many people who work for themselves find it difficult to achieve all of their goals and cross off items on their task list simply because they feel overwhelmed and disorganized. Instead of trying to overhaul your entire life in one go, it’s often better to integrate a series of micro habits that can gradually improve your systems as a whole and move you further toward achieving the success you have always dreamed of. You may think you need

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Do you have a business idea, but don’t know how to start? Incubate your idea online. There is a scholarship for you

Advantages of Incubating a Business Idea Incubating a business idea requires discipline and self-motivation. The idea can range from clothespins to computers. It depends on the team, but requires a high level of leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to come to fruition. The team leader should be someone with a proven track record of fostering innovation and a desire to improve their company. Incubator employees need to be self-motivated and disciplined. Before deciding to take part in an incubator program, entrepreneurs should research the specific requirements of the program. Many incubators require a portion of ownership. While this is not the case

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How entrepreneurial skills can equip young people facing the bleak prospect of unemployment

How Entrepreneurial Skills Can Equip Young People So how does an entrepreneur develop his or her entrepreneurial skills? Many times, I have been asked the same question by my consulting clients and executives. This question is important because it illustrates the kind of thinking that is typical among our business leaders. They believe that there are numerous measures and formulas that can be used to measure success and the like. However, I would say that such a belief is not correct. The true mindset is one that is open to risk, creative and innovative thinking and the ability to make difficult

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It’s Never Too Late or Early to Become an Entrepreneur

Never Too Late to Be an Entrepreneur If you have a goal in life that you want to reach, whether that is to be a millionaire or to achieve other great things in your life, then the answer to the question ‘is it’s never too late to be an entrepreneur?’ is going to be definitely yes. You can start right now and become an entrepreneur today. When you first sit down and start setting goals for your business, you may wonder how you are ever going to manage all of your goals and what will happen if you don’t achieve some

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Stressed about your business goals?

Today I’ve got something to share with those of you who have experienced stress and struggle towards your online business goals… Yesterday, my heart rate was between 180-191 beats per minute for over 40 mins of my 53 minute squash match (according to my fitness watch). I had more efficient foot work, hit a bit tighter and ran a little less distance than my interclub opponent. But I still lost. Despite so much work on my fitness and shot play, his superior fitness and patience won out. That’s just a small insight as to how hard it is for me to go up

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Why should an entrepreneur run toward fear?

Run Towards Fear Franklin Delano Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He said these words as a way of comforting a country devastated by a harsh depression. This was part of his inaugural speech for his first term.The meaning of Roosevelt’s statement was to face your fears and not be paralyzed by them. This was a key element in helping people cope during one of the country’s most desperate times. He later used his fireside chats on the radio to comfort people.Running towards your fears requires you to step outside your comfort

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What Are The Advantages Of Boosting Your Self-Image

Boosting Self-Image There’s a lot you can accomplish by having a positive self-image. Your confidence will increase which means that you can deal with more situations. People will respond to your increased self-image in a positive way as well. The first step to increasing your self-image is to know yourself. You need to understand your capabilities and skills. You also want to determine weaknesses to improve upon. But don’t beat yourself up too much when identifying these. Weaknesses can easily be turned into strengths if you work at them long enough. Determine what aspects about you are important to change and

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How To Embrace Rejection & Turn It Into A Positive.

Embrace Rejection No one likes to get rejected. When we ask others out on dates and they say no, that is a terrible feeling. When we don’t get the job we sought, it feels like we have failed in some way. There are many more examples of how rejection hurts. But, if you embrace rejection you will find that it can be a tremendous tool in your personal development. Rejection is a part of life. People are often afraid of rejection because it points out flaws in themselves. If you use rejection as a learning experience, you can use it to

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