This article is geared toward my fellow freelancers, business owners and those who may end up doing trade for their business services and products.
As an entrepreneur who provides technical and creative services, this affords me the ability to do trades from time to time. I have learned quite a bit along the way of when trades pay off, when they don't and when to break ties. Honesty is key in all of this, both from you and the other party. If someone is interested in providing something for your services in lieu of money, make sure you receive like-kind value for your expertise and those of your team. (more…)
It’s 8:30 am and I’m just sitting down at my computer after putting in a long night of working on deadlines. Shaking off the fatigue of the morning is strengthened by the aroma of my pot of coffee brewing. Then, when that first sip of gourmet coffee hits my lips, I’m just about ready to begin the day I’m blessed with. (more…)