It’s just about that time of year again, when the vast majority of 9-5ers in North America get the day off (with pay) to relax, spend time with their families, enjoy some fun activities (like barbecuing or fireworks) and otherwise do anything but work. Every country has holidays just like those we in North America will be enjoying this week. These days are something every average working Joe looks forward to, as an extra day to recharge and relax, all on the company dime.
Well if they can do it, why can’t you?
The answer to that is simple. You can,…Continue Reading
In the old days, things were a lot simpler. Coming to terms on an agreement was as simple as a handshake and giving your word, and in most cases, people stuck to it.
Regrettably, those days are long past. Trust is hard to come by, and a handshake is insufficient to protect you and your business from a less than honorable potential business associate trying to take advantage of you. These days, something a little more concrete is required. So as I mentioned in Monday’s post, today we’ll be talking about contracts, and why they’re so important.
I want…Continue Reading
Going green is one of the biggest trends in the world right now. A popular topic at summits among world leaders tend to include a lot of debate on cutting carbon emissions and other green initiatives. The film industry touts their efforts to keep productions are green as possible (The 2008 film The Incredible Hulk became the first big budget blockbuster film to earn the Environmental Media Association‘s Green Seal). Recycling is huge (especially for those of us who live in areas where bottles can be returned for a small refund). Most people are in some way making…Continue Reading
This should really go without saying, but first impressions are tremendously important. In life and business, the first impression you make can go a long way towards establishing how your future dealings, be they personal or professional, with a person (or company) will go. A good first impression can lead to a long-standing, beneficial relationship. A bad first impression can lead to no relationship at all. Obviously, the former is the far more ideal outcome.
As a self-employed individual growing your Personal Independent Earnings, they are especially important. You lack the little bit of a safety net working…Continue Reading
I know I tend to start a lot of posts like this, but there’s an old saying. Unfortunately this one I can’t repeat verbatim as this is a PG blog, so I will paraphrase it a little. “Stuff happens.” Stuff, of course, refers to all sorts of negative things that can pop up in your day to day life. And if stuff can happen in your daily life, stuff will certainly happen in your business life too. There’s no getting around it, it’s basically a law of the universe.
But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I mean,…Continue Reading