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The Highs and Lows of Hiring Freelancers

Over the past couple of years, I’ve hired about twenty freelancers to help with website content creation, design and development. They’ve added expertise and additional resources when I’m juggling multiple projects. Hiring freelancers has worked out fairly well. Most freelancers have been good with a couple of all-stars (and one or two duds).

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A Simple Business Plan Alternative

I don’t have numbers in front of me, but I’m guessing that most freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t write a business plan before getting started. I certainly didn’t have a plan when I started freelancing. I didn’t write a proper business plan until I took my freelance design business from on-the-side to full-time.

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Your Big Idea and Hedgehog Concept

If you’re like me, you might be a little uncomfortable defining yourself and declaring exactly what makes your business unique. That’s OK, it’s normal to have some difficulty paring down your brand. But here’s the good news: branding isn’t all about defining your current situation.

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