Have a passion and want to be your own boss? Not sure if you should give up your day job? There's a lot you can do to ease your way into your own business.
For Stephanie Rastetter, proprietor and chef of Water Street Bistro, excellence is not a word, but a creed. She can make even the most ordinary dish extraordinary. Her philosophy: she prepares food not only for the love of cooking but for more generous goals of community and sharing.
I’ve Paid My Dues, Now Pay Me What I’m Worth Prospect: “I love your portfolio. What’s your rate?” Freelancer: “My retainer rate is $2000 per month.” Prospect: “How about we make it $1200 and call it even?” Freelancer: “Okay.” Huh? Does it surprise you that female freelancers often accept lower rates than their male [...]
In my creative phase, I am a wonder to behold. A whirlwind of activity, my brain whizzes from one project to the next, coming up with solutions, insights and next steps, always way too quickly for me to keep up.
Buyer Beware: The Hidden Pitfalls of Lead Generation Do you realize that when you complete a web form or submit information to a website, your information may not be secure or private? Do you know that your information may be viewed, passed, managed, sold and re-sold to any number of companies? We’ve all done it. We [...]
Why you need to be unflinching when it comes to the people with whom you surround yourself What do you do when your team needs to expand? When I started my small business, I was joined in partnership with three other powerful, dynamic women. We all shared a common vision and decisions were generated [...]