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Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing.
When I first started my business five years ago, I admit I was a little naïve about what I could charge for my company’s services. When we sat down and crunched the numbers it was clear we either needed to cut our costs of doing business or charge more per project.
Here are three things I learned the hard way about pricing:
Think about your client and what they can afford.
Running a business on your own means you’re used to working long hours and juggling lots of responsibilities.
Whether your goal is to reduce those long hours, to improve productivity, or to bring in new expertise, hiring independent contractors or employees might be just what your business needs to keep growing.
Building your team is an exciting step, but some aspects of hiring and managing workers could pose a challenge if you jump in without learning the basics. For example, you’ll need to:
Stay compliant with local, state and federal employment laws.
Decide whether to hire contractors and employees.
Stay organized to manage all the aspects of your employment
It may sound like a lot when you first start out. But if you take care to check little legal boxes along the way, the whole process will be a lot easier in the long run. Once you’ve covered yourself with basic employment agreements, handbooks and other solid HR practices, you’ll be in an excellent position to make the most of your new workforce.
This eGuide to Small Business Hiring will lead you through the whole process. Above all, we want to show you how to get the legal basics nailed down so you have more time to do what you do best.
Learn the ins and outs of the Americans With Disabilities Act and how to address issues concerning:
Q: I have an employee who tells me that I am not in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. I have a small business that employs about 20 full and part time people. I was under the impression that someone had to have 50 employees or more for the ADA to apply. I can’t seem to figure out what my obligations are. Thanks for your help.