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How to be self-employed without living invoice-to-invoice. Plus a rate setting primer.

Yesterday, a BrainyFeet reader disagreed with me in the comments. I’ll give you a minute to recover from the shock. What!? You’re not shocked? Hmm…neither was I really. Here’s what happened:  Yesterday’s post listed 6 big, business killing mistakes I really hope you don’t make, in which is introduced the idea that Unsustainable: The trap of […]

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Broken Light

How to get great ideas in two simple steps

Ideas, ideas everywhere and not a thought to think. Lately, it seems like everyone’s talking about having too many ideas and not enough time to implement all of them. Some say that creativity and innovation are having a revival. Maybe you’re feeling like you weren’t invited to this party. What if you’re having the opposite […]

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Your Not-a-Business-Plan “Plan” for your Business

The good news: If you’re starting a business with your own green, you don’t need a fancy schmanzy business plan. The bad other news: I know you’re a rebel & a non-conformist, but if you want this thing to happen, you still need a freakin’ plan! What you should know about business plans In Part […]

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Can you really have a business plan without writing a…um…business plan?

Holy squeee!!!! You just made a the cutest fricken’ cake on the planet!  Seriously, you can stop looking at it. It’s so insanely adorable. And you know it’s going to taste great because you used your grandma’s world-famous devil’s food recipe. Mmmm…you’ve got a fresh cup of coffee ready & you can’t wait to chow […]

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catching the bubble

How I’m breaking out of the bubble bursting business

It was 2006, and it was a day like any other.  A proud, beautiful woman walked into the Women’s Business Center to bare her soul and ask me for advice. She’d been through hell and was looking for a path back. Her story unfolded in front of me as tears came to her eyes…and to […]

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