Business owners all have a small fear of losing clients over raising prices. Even though it is normal in everyday life for prices to increase in rent, groceries, and everyday living, for small business owners, increasing prices can be hard. Perhaps it's because it's not always easy to showcase value to clients. This is especially true for service-based businesses. So how do you increase your value to show you are indeed worth every penny? ---------- If you expect clients to invest in your business, you must also be willing to invest in yourself. This could be signing up for a workshop, an online course, or even purchasing a book to learn something new. It could be researching trends, or acquiring a new service or equipment to elevate what you are currently offering. Or it could be honing in on your current craft by practicing new techniques. Whatever it is that you are offering, there are ways to make your technique, product or service better. We budget each year to take a course or invest in a one-on-one coaching session with a leading photographer in the industry. Each time we invested, we always learned something new and the investment was always worth it.
Let's talk about failures. Success is just a series of failures. Have you heard the story of the 409 Cleaner? The cleaner that your mom probably used growing up. It took two young Detroit scientists four hundred and nine tries to get the right cleaning formula. That's four hundred and nine failures to their greatest success. How many times have you failed at something? -------- There's a stigma around failures, we tend not to think of them in the way that we should. We're afraid of failing. We think we have to be perfect, as if we come out of the womb knowing everything.It's time to starting embracing failure and know that we are all closer to success than we realize.
The month of #November reminds us to take time to be more #grateful. Often times, we are stuck in our day to day to do's of just getting things done and we go in auto-tune. Working day in and day out, it sometimes get us out of touch with the present. We've got to remember to be grateful for the Journey we are all on and to be grateful for the now. Because after all, the present is all that we have. #practicegratitude
Who's excited for #thanksgiving!?! 🦃 It's officially one week away!!! There's nothing better than good food, friends, family and some shopping. 😄 #bspbrides