Have you done your invoicing?

Are you on top of it? They’ve all been sent out? If not, you are not treating your business like a professional. Soon, your clients won’t either. Consider this your “go to jail” card. Do not pass go, do not collect $100. In fact, you’d best go do that invoicing right now.

Trust me, you’ll thank me for it later.

A Working Environment

This week, my office got an upgrade and the positive energy from my renewed space fills my heart with both joy and purpose. This goodness was prompted by a friend and mentor who gently nudged me to make my working space a priority in both my mind and my physical world. What you do not see, behind the curtain, is a serene view of water across a small field of green. I am enthralled and so excited about the good things to come from this intentional act of confident dedication to my craft as a professional.

Turning Over Mistakes

I made two mistakes today.  None were business related, but mistakes none-the-less. I ordered the wrong thing on Amazon: twice. And then I did something unintentional while eating out.

Donk. Donk.

In general, over the past five years or so, I’ve made it a point to be a person of integrity. Despite the embarrassment, it might cause me to admit out loud that I made an error. So, I made some calls. And got a refund from Amazon and a “no problem” at the diner.

What does it mean to be a person of integrity? I think I know. It means doing the right thing even when it is awkward. Being consistent in it so that you can be counted on as a reliable person. And that is what makes people want to work with you over and over again. Because they can count on you to say what you mean, mean what you say, and own up when you make an honest mistake.

Hmmph. Who knew?

Putting On a Show

Is there a way to promote your business that doesn’t involve “putting it on sale”?

How often can you be “on sale” and still survive?

What else can we do?

  • Host (or be a host/sponsor) of an Event
  • Is it Ladies’ Night? (or Game Night?)
  • Twitter Live with a special guest (once a week, once a month)
  • Facebook Live (what cool things are happening this week?)
  • Contest/Giveaway (join us)
  • Cocktails and Conversations

You get the idea. What could you do OTHER than just running another sale?