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Time to Put Your big Girl Pants On?

Time to Put Your big Girl Pants On?

The interesting thing about you, is that at some point you said f*ck it. I don’t need the 9 – 5. I don’t want the daily grind, I’m ready, I’m willing and I’m able to do this by myself I’m going to set up my own business. What that means is that you are hella brave. There’s a part of you who really doesn’t care that it would be safer to know that you’re getting a pay cheque at the end of the month come what may. There’s part of you who doesn’t care that the majority of small businesses fail within the first 5 years of foundation. And there’s definitely a part of you that doesn’t care that all of your friends and family, think you’re a bit mad for going it alone, or aren’t really working, because you work at home (a favourite of mine actually). But alongside the lioness who doesn’t give a shit, there’s also often the not so brave part that desperately craves to: • Be liked • Not get it wrong • To bypass failure • To know she’s going to get paid • To be liked. And the truth is whenever you’re a woman in business, in order to ensure that you are not one of the failure statistics, especially if you want to go BIG. What you can’t do, is do the same as everybody else. Why? Because by...

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How to Price Your Baby Business Products and Services?

How to Price Your Baby Business Products and Services?

When working in a baby business where service providers are often extremely heart centred, the mere mention of the word money can make people feel very uncomfortable. This is why so many people find how to price their products and services a struggle. However, if you yearn to be running a thriving company, understanding the balance between getting your message out there, whilst appreciating your value and charging your worth, is an important equation you have to get your head around. In the entrepreneurial world, when it comes to pricing services and packages often I hear the words raise your prices. And while this message maybe correct, from experience you need to have a couple of things lined up BEFORE you start telling the world about your rate increases. Value Be very, very clear on the value you are offering in your class/service. What is the transformation your client will experience? And can you articulate that concisely and passionately? Investment Think about how much time, energy, client experience and investment you have made in your skills to enable you to deliver the service you’re providing. Put a number on how much you’ve spent, your CPDs and certificates so you...

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What to do When you Don’t Know What to do?

What to do When you Don’t Know What to do?

After my enforced ban from FB groups before and during the weekend, it was great to get back to things yesterday. And after catching up on all of the goings on, I noticed a familiar thread, people feeling a bit scattered and not quite sure what to focus on. When I am feeling like this, I have a couple of fail-safe strategies I always turn to that do the job for me. On a super practical note I go back to the bigger picture. What is it that I want to achieve? If I’m feeling overwhelmed with options I ask myself which of my choices is going to move me closer to realizing my big vision? When I have truly made a commitment to making something happen the decision on what to do and what to leave becomes that much easier.  Always move forward with the task/option/decision that is going to move me closer to what it is I want to achieve with the big plan. If I just don’t know what to do, I may try to logically think my way around the situation, but generally speaking that doesn’t tend to work for me. I consider myself pretty objective, so unless something really hits me in the gut as being the right way forward my pros and cons lists often feel very balanced. So if I can’t rely on logic,...

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