I’m a party planner. If you hire me, I’ll make sure there’s enough booze at your office holiday party, that your 5-year-old kid’s Paw Patrol birthday cake doesn’t look like Tom & Jerry, and that the rabbi doesn’t speak for more than 3 minutes at Joey’s Bar Mitzvah. Like I...

Sometimes being a music teacher is an inspiring, rewarding exhilarating leap into a wondrous musical landscape that knows no limits. Other times it is complete drudgery that makes thirty-minute lessons seem like they last a lifetime and, I swear, if I have to hear you mess up the simple exercise of...

The idea of being a photographer is awesome. Glamorous locations, beautiful weather, incredible photos that will flood social media and be given worldwide acclaim. That is the idea, but that’s not always the reality. Unfortunately the basic day to day function of a photographer is spending hours behind a computer in a...

  TROUBLE CONNECTING Joe checked the time. It was already 6:13pm, and if he didn’t head out soon, he was going to be late. He reached across the desk to close his laptop when his computer made a familiar chirp. He had mail. Instead of shutting down his computer and heading to...

As much as 80% of jobs are found through interpersonal networks – rather than job sites or recruitment agencies. And, if you’re running a small company, networking and referrals can be equally powerful for creating new business. Attending networking events is often inexpensive or free, and can lead to great opportunities...

So, a new lead has just emailed to inquire about your services? Well done! However, negotiating with a potential client to find out what they want and what they’re willing to pay can be a minefield – especially when the negotiation happens over email. Psychologists say that up to 90% of...