Respect Billable Time
By Alexandra Samuel on September 07, 2011
Can I pick your brain? Perhaps the worst 5 words you can speak to an entrepreneur. What it means is "Can I ask you to work for me for free?" While there are times when it is absolutely great to give your time and expertise away pro-bono, doing it too often will result in your business folding. Learn more about what it means to respect the billable hour in this freshly written post.
Can I have $500?
One of the interesting things about being a consultant or entrepreneur is that people ask you for that kind of money all the time. I was reminded of this recently while catching up with a friend who (unlike me) is still involved in the daily work of running a web company. My friend had just received what I think of as a “can I have $500?” email...