Reality Check Part 1: In 2014 Your Clients Won’t Be Able To Afford Your Services

(This is a very lengthy post filled with a lot of information and a lot of very worthwhile links to read.  Read it when you have some time, and please do share your thoughts.) President John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things.” You can’t change reality, so you need to face it head on. It […]

When Is The Last Time You Wore Your Client’s Shoes?

I periodically like to run a year-to-year comparison on five non-negotiable household expenses in order to finesse the household budget. While I expected to be unhappy at the increase in my day-to-day expenses, I didn’t expect to be slack-jawed when I looked at the last ten years. Expense 2001 2011 %Increase Home Heating Oil $1,000 […]

Solos Seeking Health Insurance May Start Catching A Break

One of the biggest issues facing solos has been the high cost of health care.   Unless they have a spouse who carries them on their employer-sponsored plan (known as a family plan), purchasing health insurance is, in many cases, cost-prohibitive.  It’s also a reason many people go without health insurance.  Purchasing health insurance is also […]

The BS-Free Zone: Are You Worth $192.30 A Week…Before Taxes?

Has the legal market become so bad that lawyers are actually considering taking a ‘full-time associates’ position which pays $192.30 a week….before taxes? I once heard someone say that most people are not afraid of failure so much as they are afraid of success.  At first blush I’m sure many of you are shaking your head […]

What Are You Doing To Help Your Business In This Troubled Economy?

John Jantsch wrote a terrific piece a few years ago called “7 Time-Tested Ways to Dig Out From a Recession”. My position, however, is a little different. You should be doing these things ALL THE TIME. While you can read all seven ideas on John’s great site, I’m going to highlight numbers three, six and […]

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