Setting Boundaries: Business Clients and Boyfriends

Written by Ellen Zucker

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Ideally both partners in a business transaction want somethingrepparttar other has to offer, but not too much. If you arerepparttar 146735 small business drooling atrepparttar 146736 prospect ofrepparttar 146737 large order from an attractive client at a time when your sales are down, be careful. You are likely to have difficulty setting boundaries and give away too much.

In order to stand firm in your negotiation, you have to have a firm sense of your worth. Fake it if you must. Refuse to make any decisions onrepparttar 146738 spot if you donít feel that you can trust your judgment under pressure.

Some clients, like some boy (and girlfriends) turn out to become demanding or difficult.

A designer is asked to perform a small, routine job. The client is not satisfied and asks for modifications. The designer complies. The client asks for more modifications. The designer complies. The designer complies. The client asks for more modifications. The client asks for more modifications Ö

This seemingly small job is quickly becoming costly. It is eating uprepparttar 146739 designerís time and preventing him from working on other business.

Like a woman strung along forever by a partner unwilling to commit, this designer has to set boundaries with his client.

At this point, he can try to renegotiaterepparttar 146740 terms of his transaction to get additional money for his time. But ifrepparttar 146741 client is unwilling,repparttar 146742 designer has to decide between expending more time and effort into satisfying a difficult-to-satisfy client, or walk away fromrepparttar 146743 job.

By setting boundaries,repparttar 146744 designer can limit his losses in this not-uncommon situation.

Self-Employment 101: It's about making a living and creating a life! ... Observations, information and resources for those of us who are self employed or just thinking about it.

Ellen Zucker is owner of and has been successfully self-employed for more than 10 years.

What is Equity Financing vs Debt Financing?

Written by Jose Valdez

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Equity financing is a form of financing your business without incurring debt. With equity financing you don't have to take out a loan sincerepparttar funding is already coming from an investor in exchange for a piece of ownership inrepparttar 146734 business.

Many small and growth-stage businesses use equity financing as a source of funding. There are many sources of equity financing including non-professional investors such as family and friends, employees, etc. The most common source, however, are professional investors known as venture capitalists.

Venture capitalists are looking for businesses withrepparttar 146735 potential to grow, thereby increasingrepparttar 146736 value of their investment. They do not expect to see an immediate return on their investment.

Most venture capitalists focus on certain types of businesses such as, start-ups, specific industries (health, technology, service) or technologies.

Advantages of Equity Financing The major advantage of equity financing is thatrepparttar 146737 cash flow that would have been used to repayrepparttar 146738 loan, can be used to growrepparttar 146739 business.

Dis-Advantages of Equity Financing The major dis-advantage of equity financing isrepparttar 146740 loss of interest of ownership of your business and alsorepparttar 146741 possible loss of complete control that can accompany a sharing of business ownership with investors.

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