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Best of Posts Day 1: Don’t Give It Away

Written By: Catherine Morgan | No Comments

Having just passed my one year anniversary as community manager, it seemed fitting to do a week of “best of” posts. Looking back, I saw some outstanding content around specific themes. Today we start off with something that is critical for small business owners, especially service providers.

Chris Eh YoungThe Coffee Consultant. Do you love it or hate it when someone invites you to coffee or asks to pick your brain? How do you deal with it? Chris’ strategy is something you should definitely read about.

Nicole FendeValuing the Intangible – What Non-Monetary Benefits are Really Worth. Not sure how to put a dollar value on that pro bono opportunity or freebie? Nicole gives a simple formula for calculating the actual value, and whether you got a sufficient return on your investment of time and expertise.

Brad ShorrWhy Are You Giving Away Your Expertise? Need to remember why you charge what you do? Or maybe why you should be charging more? Your expertise has value but sometimes you might forget that. This post will remind you.

Catherine MorganI’m Your Consultant, Not Your Lender. You want to have great relationships with your clients but it is important to remember the business part of the relationship, especially if the client has becomes a friend. (Make sure you read the comments.)

Nicole FendeYou’re Hired! (But I May Never Pay You). Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. You could be sabotaging your success. Nicole’s formulas clearly demonstrate if you are being too lenient with your receivables.

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Catherine Morgan is the editor of Business Unplugged ™, an engaging speaker, and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant and former employee of three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine combines strategy development with accountability coaching. Her productivity tips and career transition advice have been featured on WGN AM 720 and WIND AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, and on WCHE AM 1520 in the Philadelphia area. Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to productivity, career transition, small business, and entrepreneurship. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.