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Author Topic: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article  (Read 5438 times)

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10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed

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Having been a non-employee for about 14 years now, I’ve made my share of stupid business mistakes.  I’ve also coached a number of people to start their own businesses, and I’ve seen many of them make similar mistakes.  This advice is geared towards small business owners, particularly people who are just starting (or about to start) their own business...



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Re: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 12:24:12 AM »
quite good eventhough i'm not looking to be self-employed...
this site is worth bookmarking for its insightful articles. :up: tks mouser.

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Re: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006, 10:45:07 AM »
I like this part about business relationships and being too formal...
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If someone address me like a computer, I’ll respond in kind — by hitting delete.
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Too bad telemarketers haven't read that...

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Re: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006, 05:55:27 PM »
Great find, thanks for sharing. The part on contracts rings close to home, painfully so!

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Re: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006, 10:52:51 PM »
yeah the two parts that really registered with me as lessons to pay attention to were:
the one about contracts not being honored, and the one about how he said in the begining he would take meetings with just about anyone and and had to learn to be more selective (and same with taking jobs).  good lessons.

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Re: 10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed - nice article
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 03:48:19 AM »
Yes, that's a good article, thanks! :up: