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Running your own business should be a joy.

We answer real questions asked by freelancers, consultants and business owners.

Because life shouldn't be All Work and No Pay.

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Running your own business should be a joy.

We answer real questions asked by freelancers, consultants and business owners.

Because life shouldn't be All Work and No Pay.

theartandscienceofruby.com

    Startup Advice - with Michael Edwards

    Startup Advice - with Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards from the Northern Affinity talks about why small businesses need to collaborate and finding safe places for them to do that. 
    "For small business owners, you can't do business alone ... it's a very lonely world"
    How do you deal with a fear of failure?  What constitutes success?
    To find out more about the Northern Affinity head to https://thenorthernaffinity.co.uk or connect with Mike https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-edwards-thena/

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    • 18 min
    What is a productised service?

    What is a productised service?

    I first came across the idea of a "productised service" when I was listening to a podcast by Nick Disabato.  The principle is easy - get the advantages of a standard product mixed with a "done-for-you" personalised service.  
    However, while the term has been around for many years, there aren't that many people who really know what a productised service actually is - and how they can be the key to transforming your business, freeing up your time and balancing your work and home lives.  
    So on this episode of All Work, No Pay I go through what a productised service is, how it works and why you might want one.  

    If you’re constantly firefighting, struggling to deal with never-ending change requests and tired of writing proposals and chasing clients, then membership of “All Work, No Pay” is for you.

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    It's "Finding a new Client" time which means dealing with the dreaded "Get back to us in a month" response

    It's "Finding a new Client" time which means dealing with the dreaded "Get back to us in a month" response

    Sometimes great things happen.  
    When I was struggling, after a failed business, I discovered Kai Davis and his simple, effective advice really helped me.  Now, almost a decade later, I'm really proud to have him on the show.  
    We discuss how to find new clients, putting all your eggs in one basket and what goes in to a productised service.  
    If you are looking to grow your business, contact Kai and sign up to his newsletter - https://kaidavis.com

    If you’re constantly firefighting, struggling to deal with never-ending change requests and tired of writing proposals and chasing clients, then membership of “All Work, No Pay” is for you.

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    • 20 min
    Good Habitz for looking after your money

    Good Habitz for looking after your money

    This is the end of series one of All Work, No Pay. Thank you so much for listening and I hope you've enjoyed it. To end things, I've included an interview I did with Mike Winnet, YouTube star of the Contrepreneur series, where I talk him through the Profit First method. He was so impressed that he actually switched his company to using Profit First himeself! Thank you for all your support and I'll see you again in a few weeks for Series Two.

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    • 14 min
    Tips on scaling to manage growth

    Tips on scaling to manage growth

    [My wife's] business for months has been consistent and booming. The problem is that she is too busy. She has not had a single day off for over three months now and is now booking far in advance. She is keeping up, but it is taking its toll. I am concerned she is burning out.

    This is a great problem to have - what we're talking about here is a problem of scaling. I speak to award winning photographer Danny Thompson about how he is scaling his photography business, including working with a videographer and opening a new studio.

    You can get in contact with Danny at https://www.dannythompsonphotography.co.uk/

    Get notifications about new episodes, plus useful hints and tips for running a time-rich, productive business by going to https://allworknopay.substack.com/
    And if you're struggling? Fix it fast - free 15 minute consultation: https://calendly.com/clientrobot/15-minutes

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    • 17 min
    My business is becoming my life, now I get constant anxiety and stress.

    My business is becoming my life, now I get constant anxiety and stress.

    "My business is becoming my life, now I get constant anxiety and stress.

    So I've been running this little business of mine for around 3 years now. Its a little mix of retail and e-commerce where customers could purchase from my place or they could make an order online.

    I didn't think or feel much about it at first when I first started... But lately it's beginning to fully consume me."

    An all too common problem - something that happens to most businesses as they hit certain milestones. But what's the way out of this? Surely it's possible to run a business without feeling completely overwhelmed?

    Jo Butcher explains how you can refocus your business and get rid of the stuff that's causing you anxiety - leaving you with just the parts you love.

    And if you want to get started right away - contact Joanne on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-butcher-virtual-assistant123 (she's fabulous and I've hired her too)

    Get notifications about new episodes, plus useful hints and tips for running a time-rich, productive business by going to https://allworknopay.substack.com/
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    • 19 min

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