Ask The Readers

  • Ask the Readers: Can You Trust an Expert Too Much?

    … Do you ever wish someone would tell you exactly what to do to move your business forward? Tweet it! There’s no shortage of online experts and step-by-step guides to running your business. And sure, all those gurus probably know more than you do. After all, they’re succeeding, and you’re not (yet). Shouldn’t you take their advice? Should You Take…

    Lisa Baker/ Firepole Marketing Blog- 17 readers -
  • Ask the Readers: How Do Your Handle Hard Decisions?

    …. For each of us, it’s your business, it’s my business. As Harry Truman said, “The buck stops here.” But we don’t have to be lonely. In our business, we are alone. In talking about our businesses – and our tough decisions – we can make it a bit easier for ourselves, and for one another. So, please share your own thoughts. Review the questions in italics above, and share your stories, your challenges, your pain, process, and solutions. Let’s grow together. …

    Sid Kemp/ Firepole Marketing Blogin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Ask the Readers: What Do You Think of Contracts and Non-Disclosures?

    … Some people swear by contracts, and won’t do business without them. Others feel that business is built on trust, and that contracts don’t really help or matter much. What do you think? Even more important, what’s your experience? There are many relevant situations here, so let’s look at a few: Would you use a non-disclosure agreement (NDA…

    Sid Kemp/ Firepole Marketing Blog- 16 readers -
  • Ask the Readers: Are You In It Alone?

    … I left my day job and opened up shop as an entrepreneur 21 years ago. And, though I didn’t know it then, that was the day my father stopped understanding me. My dad was a professor. His dad was an entrepreneur. He didn’t like his dad. So, when I became an entrepreneur, it was the beginning of a great divide, though we didn’t see it at the time…

    Sid Kemp/ Firepole Marketing Blog- 28 readers -
  • Ask The Readers: Do You Apologize For Your Prices?

    … back-pedaling on the off-chance that these situations might be true. And so this month’s Ask the Readers question is about how you talk about – and think about – your prices. Do you find yourself apologizing for your prices? If so, what story are you telling yourself? If you used to apologize for your prices, but don’t anymore – what did you do to change that? …

    Felicity Fields/ Firepole Marketing Blog- 16 readers -
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