When it comes to figuring out how much you should charge in the first place, the formula is actually quite simple! I like to calculate a range of how much I need to make in the year all the way to how much I’d ideally like to make in the year. I do this by following a simple formula.
Take a peek behind the scenes here at The Busy Bee, where there are hands helping in all facets of the business! Today we’re sitting down with Tania Gonzalez, a creator, designer and intern for The Busy Bee.
I love supporting small during the holidays (and everyday) because as a small business myself, I see firsthand how powerful it can be to the lives of others. That’s why Etsy is one of the first places I look when I need anything: gifts, knick knacks, inspiration, or personalized items.
After a few heartbreaks and challenges over the years, I’ve really narrowed down how to determine if I’m in a slump both personally and professionally, and how to get out of it in the best possible way.
Holly Snyder Photography is a Minnesota photography company focused on weddings, first years and family. With a soft feel and a romantic vibe, I created a Squarespace website that not only fit the company but the owner as well.
La Rousse Salon + Spa is Oxford, Mississippi's premiere salon and spa, and ranked as one of the top 100 salons in the nation by Elle Magazine. These ladies know what they're doing, and to be quite honest, kicking total ass at hair, styling and everything in between.
When people ask for advice about how I handle a client problem, I always ask “What does your contract say?” It’s so crucial to be upfront and communicative when starting a relationship with a client, but you have to have everything on paper to refer back to.
For roughly 3 months I was given the privilege and opportunity to intern for Megan, owner and lead designer of The Busy Bee! While those three months flew by, I had many different opportunities and jobs along the way.
When I was younger, I would take personal offense to my work being critiqued because, well, we all know how much blood, sweat and tears go into a passion project. Now that I’m older (and maybe a hint wiser) it’s easier to see the feedback process as more of a connection with the client, as well as a learning opportunity and ultimately creating a project that they love.
People need to know that you’re in your business for the long haul. Whether you have a service or product, it’s important to get in front of the eyes of the people you want to work with so that you will be top of mind when they need it, and email marketing is the perfect way to do this.