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  • Freelance
    How to Stop Scope Creep From Eating Up Your ProfitsScope creep lost time
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    Scope creep can limit your income, eat up your time, create conflict with your clients and cause great frustration for you, the creative. In this tutorial, I'll show you some practical ways to avoid scope creep as much as possible, and, when it occurs, how to handle it quickly and effectively.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer’s Guide to Handling Debt ResponsiblyDebt
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    In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to handle debt responsibly. You’ll learn how to get the right type of loan with repayments you can afford, and then how to pay off your debts efficiently. You’ll learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make with debt. By the end, you’ll feel less scared and more confident in your ability to handle debt without inviting financial chaos.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Identify Profitable Clients: A Step-by-Step GuideProfitable
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    If there’s anything that keeps freelancers up at night, it’s the feast-or-famine cycle. Here's how to break it by identifying and finding more profitable clients.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budget
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    Freelance incomes can fluctuate a lot from month to month, making it difficult to plan. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to construct a rock-solid budget that accounts for these ups and downs, making sure you save enough in the good times to cover the months when no work comes in or a big project gets cancelled.Read More…
  • Freelance
    What to Charge? A Freelancer's Guide to Giving an EstimateCalculate estimate
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    Having the chance to bid on a major project is a freelancer’s dream, but can also be a nightmare. If the client hasn’t set a price and you have to come up with your own estimate, it can be very difficult to know how much to charge. You don’t want to price yourself out of the market, of course, but you also don’t want to bid too low and leave money on the table. This tutorial will show you how to get it right. Read More…
  • Planning
    From Idea to Break-Even: How to Create a Financial Model for Your BusinessBreak even
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    So you’ve got a good idea for a business. Congratulations! But turning ideas into reality can be an expensive process. You’ll have to spend money before you even start, and then keep spending money as you try to build up your customer base. So how do you figure out how much money you’ll need, and whether you can afford it? In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a comprehensive financial model for your new business. Read More…
  • Insurance
    How to Protect Your Business With the Right InsuranceRisk insurance
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    In this final part of our series on risk management, we'll take a look at the different types of insurance your business needs. From general liability insurance to workers' compensation insurance, we'll look at how the different policies work, and how they can help protect your company in various worst-case scenarios.Read More…
  • Planning
    Effective Risk Management StrategiesRisk management
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    So far in this series on risk management, we’ve looked at the main types of risk a business can face, and how to measure risk in your business. The next logical step, of course, is to put together a plan for dealing with each risk you’ve identified, so that you can manage your risks on an ongoing basis. You’ll learn exactly how to do that in this tutorial.Read More…
  • Planning
    How to Measure Risk in Your BusinessRisk measure
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    In part two of our guide on risk management, you'll learn how to identify and evaluate specific risks that your business is subject to. You'll see how you can quantify each risk and create a "risk scorecard" that helps you prioritize based on likelihood and impact.Read More…
  • Risk Analysis
    The Main Types of Business RiskRisk types
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    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profits or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive "risk management" departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way. So in this four-part series of tutorials, you’ll learn the basics of risk management and how you can apply them in your business.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Raise Your Prices Without Losing CustomersRaise prices
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    Price increases are a necessary part of doing business, but nobody likes talking about them. So here's a guide to communicating price changes to your customers in a way that makes them easier to understand and accept.Read More…
  • Management
    How to Hire Your First EmployeesEmployee badge new hire
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    Learn what to do if you need to start hiring staff for your business. How do you find the right candidates, how do you interview them, and how do you figure out what pay and benefits to offer? We'll also cover some important regulatory requirements.Read More…
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