You can set these goals over quarters or even years. “This year I want to make $20k freelancing over the $15k I made last year. Then, I can reinvest the extra cash in new equipment or marketing.” Here are five tips that you can put into action today to continue building your business towards revenue growth.
Your best story involves not just the fun, but the falls. You can love coffee sure (it's the greatest thing on earth, of course) but why do you need that coffee so desperately? How many sleepless nights, approaching deadlines and crying children make consuming 6 cups a day necessary? Trust that your story, in it's ups and downs, is worth getting behind.
Think about it, you start the new year feeling excited to accomplish the big goals, to do the things you’ve never done and to get work done like never before. Before you know it, old habits creep in and you find yourself settling for whatever you get, versus working strategically for what you want. You can work hard every day, but without a strategy, all that hard work can’t fully meet the potential or yield the results you’re truly after.
"Honestly, I'm really glad they take weekends with their families - I think that's super healthy. Not everything is urgent. That said, when I've had an emergency, they've responded on the weekend, even though I certainly didn't expect them to."
Welcome to the Dubsado Industry Series, where we highlight how Dubsado works for all the amazing professions that make up our Dubsado family! From Photographers to Lawyers; Calligraphers to Doulas, our Dubsado family is a rich collection of skills, talents, and expertise.
The client experience. What a broad term! Last night at The Huddle, our discussion centered around what it means to deliver a meaningful client experience. As a business owner, it might seem as though the focus is just on your product or service, but have you ever considered that those things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delivering a strong client experience?
Welcome to the Dubsado Industry Series, where we highlight how Dubsado works for all the amazing industries that make up our Dubsado family! From Photographers to Lawyers; Calligraphers to Doulas, our Dubsado family is a rich collection of skills, talents, and expertise. This week, we're hearing from our Doulas!
We asked them a little about themselves, their industry and what makes Dubsado the perfect Client Management System for them! Let's meet them:
Is it going to last? This magical fling that Dubsado has with success? We are so fortunate to have a community of users focused on sharing the good news of Dubsado, but some prospective users wonder whether our system will be short lived. Truthfully, I understand the concern as I myself wouldn’t want to invest the time it takes to get setup in a CRM with a company that wasn’t going to make it. As 2018 begins, we think there has never been a better time to believe in Dubsado. Here's why:
Welcome to the Dubsado Industry Series. This is a series highlighting how Dubsado works for all the amazing industries that make up our Dubsado family! From Photographers to Lawyers; Calligraphers to Doulas, Dubsado is the CRM for all creative entrepreneurs. This week, we got to hear from some amazing Dubsado Florists.
The Creative Leap is a Dubsado podcast focused on the journey that is pursuing our true passions.You’ll hear how creatives, entrepreneurs, and difference makers like you, overcame their fears, found the courage and took their own "The Creative Leap.”
When you were young, you wanted your life to be cool.
Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut. Or a racecar driver. Or a luxury sailboat owner. Somewhere along the line, things changed. Maybe your parents told you to “grow up”. Maybe your friends said your idea or your goal was stupid. Maybe someone told you that it’s too far-fetched. Maybe you convinced yourself that it’s too difficult to achieve.
Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur or run a product-based business, you need one essential thing to make money: clients. Without paying clients, your business isn’t really a business.
But finding great paying client can be hard, especially if you don’t like promoting yourself and are scared of sounding sleazy. And anyway, who wants to be on social media constantly promoting your products and services while life passes you buy…
Let’s set the record straight – incremental improvement works, and it works well. But, there’s a reason so many of us fall off the wagon when we’re trying to make small changes day after day. Raise your hand if you’ve given up a diet, an exercise routine or even a business idea after trying to take small steps towards it daily.
Most of us think that inspiration is the key. If you’re inspired, you can get through great hurdles and succeed wildly. And certainly, this is true to a certain extent. But it doesn’t tell the full story.
Inspiration, you see, is temporary. Inspiration will get you off your couch. Inspiration will help you explode off the starting line. But it won’t get you all the way. Once the monotony of daily life sets in, inspiration wanes. And this is when diets are abandoned. This is when businesses lose their way. This is when people stop working on their personal projects.
The real key to unlocking your inner potential then, is…
Think about where you’d like to take your family for a vacation. The Bahamas? Europe? Asia? Take your pick.
How’re you going to get to the Bahamas? Probably by air, right? Ok. So, let’s say you’ve chosen Airline A, because they had the best prices and you booked a couple of months in advance.
Now, where are you going to stay when you’re vacationing? You’ve probably looked at a few hotels, compared their rates. What about destinations? Surely you’ve made a list of things to do and places to see while you’re in the Bahamas.
Instagram is too vast a platform for any ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy to work long-term. Therefore, as a business looking to build a brand on Instagram, you have to craft your own path. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, necessarily, but you’ll have to adapt best practices and give them your own unique spin.
Maybe you’ve already been on Instagram for a while and you’re wondering why you don’t have the following and user engagement that you want and need.
Cynicism is born out of the belief that profit and selfish motives are the only reason people ever do anything. Under the cynical umbrella, there are no selfless or purely altruistic acts.
Right away, you might begin to see how this is a potentially poisonous concept. When you believe that everyone around you is operating purely, 100% selfishly, it is difficult to form a positive worldview.
Some might say, “But you need to be cynical if you are an entrepreneur or own a business!”
The word you are looking for is SKEPTICISM, which is completely different from cynicism. Skepticism, in healthy amounts, is a great way to parse new information because it gives you the option to test the waters before you jump in.
ow would your life be different today if you were doing something you truly love?
How would you rate your happiness today, if you had realized your true calling and were excited about it? I think it’s a fair guess to say that your life would be pretty awesome. Sure, you’d still have a lot of challenges and hard work at hand, but it would be, dare I say…