If you’re a small business owner or solo freelancer, there aren’t five layers of staff between you and your clients. You probably deal with your clients directly. Some of them are easy to work with, but others are…problems.
Why? What makes a client difficult to deal with?
Identifying the problem areas between you and your client means you might be able to fix them.
When taking on new clients I always ask them a series of questions regarding their business and how it operates. Time and time again talk with prospective clients that want to grow their business (super exciting stuff… my favorite prospects to meet with!).
Their energy is always contagious and I can tell they have a passion for what they are doing. It makes me even more interested in how I could help them achieve their goals.
You probably felt at least some of it as you considered whether to start your own company. But you did it anyway.
Still, there are critical tasks you have to take on as a business owner that can be downright scary, especially if they are outside your area of expertise. Whether you’ve been operating for six months or 10 years, you may always feel just a little queasy when you have to take them on. Here are three of the most nerve-racking fears that small business owners face and what you need to know about them.