Exactly six years ago today, I put my head down on my desk and bawled. I wasn’t crying a long, snotty cry because I didn’t have any super-fun holiday plans (though it didn’t help). I cried because I had reached a breaking point. I felt stuck in a dead-end job that was making me miserable,… Continue Reading
The coronavirus pandemic has left more than 30 million Americans out of work and many more either furloughed or underemployed. Small businesses, including micro-small businesses of one (aka independent contractors), are either closing up shop or praying their Economic Injury Disaster Loan goes through. In California, we’ve been sheltering in place since March 17…. Continue Reading
I learned one of the most important rules of email etiquette the hard way—by screwing up. That important rule: don’t fire off a snotty email when you’re angry or irritated. Especially when the recipient is a new client. The situation: The new client, an advertising/marketing agency, asked me to write ongoing blog articles for a… Continue Reading
Business coach John Bulman shares tips on a networking strategy that leads to a meeting.