Pricing is an interesting, important and complicated topic. It’s important to find a price that’s sustainable yet doesn’t scare customers away. On Medium I came across The first rule of pricing is: you do not talk about pricing which is a really interesting article with several examples.
Fast Company has a section called How I Get It Done with interesting and useful articles. I just read Business Models For A Modern Artist about Shantell Martin and how she created a business model that suits her. I especially love the following parts of the article. Martin, who has more than 130,000 Instagram followers, […]
The value triangle has three corners — fast, great and cheap. Fast, because sometimes you value getting something quickly. Great, because sometimes you value getting something of high quality. Cheap, because sometimes you value getting something for a low prize. Inexperienced customers often demand to get all three corners of the triangle, but this isn’t […]
Keeping Up With Management: 100 Experts on Twitter is a great collection of management experts on Twitter. They are divided into five core topics: • Project Management • Corporate Strategy & Innovation • Executive Coaching • Marketing • General Business Management
Over at Leadership Freak is The People You Try to Please Control You. It’s an interesting post. Drucker said, “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” You are all about pleasing customers. Pleasing others, however, presents problems for you. You can not please everyone, not even every customer. Be selective. Key […]
Jim’s Marketing Blog is a new favourite of mine. Jim’s posts are often short but his posts make me think about the topic in question. That’s a good way to move your business forward. Today I found his series about How to attract the best clients and the highest fees, a topic that is highly […]
In the spirit of looking back and learning from past mistakes, @sethsimonds posts about 7 Mistakes I’ve Made Managing People. It’s a great post and we can all learn something from his list. Here is an overview of the seven mistakes that Seth made, for details visit his blog post. • I failed to verbally acknowledge […]
I saw this on Twitter yesterday, a condensed lesson in business. People are not buying what you are selling. They are buying the result of what you are selling. This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.
Bootstrapping means starting a business without external investors or debt finance. Seth Godin has written a book about this. Over at ChangeThis is a version available as ebook, The Bootstrapper’s Bible. I have re-read my copy and in the book is a great explanation of entrepreneur and freelancer. A freelancer sells her talents. While she […]
I came across an interesting article at Signal vs Noise about How “Why Startups Fail” Fails. The article at Signal vs Noise comments on Why Startups Fail. I love the end of Jason’s post since it sorts out responsibility: Natural disasters are out of our control, bad business decisions are in your control. Putting the […]