5 Critical warning signs that you’re making bad decisions

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Ninety-First Edition - 5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

5 Critical warning signs that you’re making bad decisions

You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, pay the bills on time and over-deliver value to your clients. All the while, you’re trying to get discovered by new clients on a shoestring budget and looking for creative ways to build your reputation in the marketplace. That’s why it’s critically important to be resourceful, patient and highly strategic about the decisions you make and the actions you take. Read more here.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Ninety-First Edition - 5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Quiz: Are you a workaholic?

Do you work through lunch? Check email while on vacation? How about canceling on social plans so you can catch up on work? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you might be a workaholic.  Turns out, people who are married identify themselves as workaholics more so than single people. However, it doesn’t only come down to marital status – age also plays an important role.  Take the quiz here.

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Ninety-First Edition - 5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Have you done a customer journey map for your startup yet?

When you systematize your customer experience with a customer journey map, you turn customer delight into a process you can repeat again and again. When the right product finds the right audience with the right problem at the right time, the result really is magical. Click here to learn more about customer journey maps – and why good customer experience begins, ends, and does everything in between with a radical focus on the customer.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Ninety-First Edition - 5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Should you discount your fees to stay competitive?

We all lose bids and proposals from time to time, but if you find yourself repeatedly missing out on work due to pricing issues it will be very tempting to discount your fees in the hope that this will at least bring you some business. Even when a client tells you that you lost out on their business because of pricing issues, it’s still a good idea to be wary about discounting your rate. It can be tempting for small business owners to compete on price to keep up with the competition, but there are other, better ways to go about it. Read more here.

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Ninety-First Edition - 5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Success story: Cookie company that was started on a whim by a couple out of their home

Samantha Abrams encountered an experience many graduates go through: after finishing college with a major in theater arts management, she searched for a job but “nothing really felt right.”  Then, in 2009, her boyfriend of a year, Ian Gaffney, proposed -but not for marriage. He wanted to start a business together.  Emmy’s Organics, founded in 2009, makes allergen-free treats that are now sold in more than 12,000 retail locations, including Starbucks.  Read the full story here.

 

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