Have You Raised Your Rates Lately?

Have You Raised Your Rates Lately?

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Seriously. Have you? Many of use are not charging what we are worth. Coaches, consultants, speakers, web designers – most independent professionals I speak with are not charging enough for their services. Some of you know you are not charging enough, some of you do not.

Take a look at your market, are your rates lower than most of your competitors? A lower rate is not a competitive advantage. It may bring you volume but volume is not how you grow your business.

It is important to think about customer perception when reviewing your rates. If the going rate for a web designer in your area (whether that’s regional, statewide, or national) is $90 – $110 per hour and you are charging $85 per hour your pricing is probably in a pretty good range, if you are less experienced than the average web designer. If you are an experienced web designed you should be charging closer to the $110 mark. If your clients tend to be large corporations with large projects your pricing should be even higher.

If your rate is below the average the customers perception will be1. You are not experienced, 2. Your work is not as good 3. You just aren’t worth the money or 4. You are not confident about what you can provide. I doubt this is the perception you want your customers to have about your business.

If you are working with large corporations make sure your pricing is competitive. In this …

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Ingredients For a Healthy Business

Ingredients For a Healthy Business

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For one to access the ingredients for a healthy business you must implement different methods and strategies. Your strategies should be an ongoing process this will enhance your employee’s performances and promote a healthy work environment year after year. If you have an unhappy work environment it will promote less production from your employees and poor work habits.

By using our methods and strategies ingredients for a Healthy Business can put your business on top as one of the best places to work and I don’t know of any company that would not like that. The methods and strategies tips below can help you determine your strengths and weaknesses inside your company. Once you determine your strengths and weaknesses you can add a personal touch that no other business has.

Never guess again what you employees are thinking, this plan will make your employee feel more comfortable to approach you conserving problems. A relaxed employee is a happy employee.

  1. The number one ingredient for a healthy business is when different methods and strategies’ are used to promote a healthy workplace.
  2. Try to accommodate your employee’s needs. This does not mean that you have to give into their every need, used good judgment there are some employees out there who will try to take advantage of your good intention. Once you learn your employee’s personality you will be able judge who to trust and who not to trust.
  3. Conduct a survey; ask what employees can do to improve work
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