When should you terminate your services with a client?

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)
(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

Human nature is human nature. If a business owner can get away with paying less for your services, he or she will. If someone who has hired you to do work for them can get more out of you than was initially agreed, they will. If you show weakness in your business dealings, you will get exploited.

It’s a sad fact that if someone who is buying your business or creative services sees a gap, a chink in your armour, they will take advantage. The natural inclination, it seems, is to get something for nothing. A retainer or service agreement might sound good on paper but when you put it into practice clients may find all sorts of ways to get more out of you than was initially agreed. If you allow a client had to walk over you, then you perpetuate their behaviour. Continue reading “When should you terminate your services with a client?”

How do you avoid bad business decisions?

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At least 4,000 businesses went insolvent in South Africa in 2013. It’s an unbelievable number of bad business decisions. These are insolvencies that are reported. Imagine how many businesses went bankrupt without being reported.

The human impact and scale of so many insolvencies is so huge that it’s difficult to even comprehend the full extent of the tragedy.

Small business owners who had to shut their doors and try something new.

Employees who lost their jobs.

Stock that had to be sold at reduced prices. Continue reading “How do you avoid bad business decisions?”