There are a lot of pros and cons about being an independent business owner, but one of the pros is that, if you try to build your business right, you (mostly) get to pick your clients. And that’s really lovely.
Weren’t able to picture it, were you? Ha!
I don’t often write about clients, but today I will. And that’s because it’s such a great blend of profit and purpose, that you should know about it. It’s especially fitting today, as International Women’s Day is tomorrow (and you remember how much fun I had working with Oxfam America on their IWD initiative a few years ago, in fact, you should check out what they’re doing this year too!).
Despite coming close to breaking my arm last week, I had an amazing time at xPotomac on Friday. If you haven’t been able to make it these last couple of years, you must put it on your calendar for 2015. Please?
Life is all about having the right attitude (even if you’re shivering through yet another polar vortex, bah humbug). And with more and more business relationships starting online, having an agreeable and pleasing personality is a must if you want to get ahead. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on being personable.
Why: Although the Internet allows us to connect quicker and better than ever before, some people abandon common courtesy once they’re behind their computer screens. Ken Mueller reminds us why the same rules that apply IRL community interactions should apply online.
The weather outside is frightful. I should know; I was the victim of black ice yesterday. So while my right arm is badly bruised and oh SO painful, Thankfully, nothing is broken. Hopefully I’ll be typing normally soon, and my husband is making me RICE like crazy. Still, I’m off to xPotomac today.
Since I’m reduced to one-handed iPhone typing for the most part, I thought it’d be great to share this Friday funny from John Atkinson. How many of you remember the vintage smartphone? Ha! See you next week!