All posts by Brett Jarman

Matthew Kimberly

Matthew Kimberley on Sales, Marketing, The Universe and Everything

My wife, Jan Terkelsen and I were recently fortunate enough to have an interview with Matthew Kimberley. Matthew is the author of How to Get a Grip and an expert in marketing and sales. He’s one of the funniest people we know and in this interview we cover subjects such as the best client relationship […]

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The small business life cycle

The Small Business Lifecycle

In the interests of efficiency (fancy speak for ‘because I’m lazy’) here’s a cut and paste of a review I’ve just posted on Amazon for “The Small Business Lifecycle: A Guide for Taking the Right Steps at the Right Time to Grow Your Small Business” by Charlie Gilkey. As a business coach specializing in working […]

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Crush the competition

Let’s Crush the Competition!

Actually, let’s not. I like my competition. Admire them in fact. More than that, I’m often inspired by them! Competition breeds innovation. It gives us benchmarks to aspire to or stay ahead of. It gives us folks we can joint venture with.

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Is good money good enough

Is Good Money Good Enough?

There’s ‘good money‘ in it. The opportunity, the idea, the project…That’s great but what else does it have to offer? Will it spark your creative juices? Will it give you the interaction with others that you enjoy? Will you be inspired to do what it takes to earn it? Will it give you plenty of […]

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Self employed

Self Employed Job Advertisement

NOW HIRING – 60 hour week. Low, irregular salary. Twelve bosses. No vacation. No benefits. No qualifications necessary. Supportive but anxious employer. Sounds like a job you’d be interested in? Perhaps not but this is the reality for millions in self employment. They might be pretending to enjoy the ‘freedom’ of being their own boss […]

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How to be self employed google search

The Self Employment Mindset

Some recent keyword research told us that ‘How to be self employed‘ was one of the most oft-used keyword phrases on the subject of self employment. Though it suggests that most folks are looking for ‘the steps’ to take to become self employed, it actually raises the more important question of how to be self […]

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Money Piggy Bankl

Our Most Important Lesson About Money

Money management in self employment can be tricky. Downright treacherous in fact. Especially for those who have money issues even with a regular income. If your income becomes irregular when you become self employed the money issues tend to become magnified. Irregular or not, self employed or not, there is one habit we can all […]

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Manage competing priorities

How to manage competing priorities in self-employment or small business

The things that we value most in life are always the easiest to prioritize. In self-employment and small business though, often the business tasks don’t feature among our highest values. How do you deal with that? How can you tell when you have competing priorities? You will always act in accordance with your highest values. […]

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