What’s In This Episode:
Want more Jill and Brad in your life? Go to Founding Moms and subscribe to Jill’s daily newsletter for biz wisdom (and awesome pictures of Jill in sunglasses). Are times a’changin’ in business? Jill and Brad both seem to think so. To suit or not to suit? What about technology?
“The world has changed.” – Brad
Steve Shirk is the owner of Shirk Studios but his claim to fame is that he’s a great dad and an ok guitar player. He struggles with time management though. Between home life and the studio, there are a lot of demands on his time. If it’s 5 pm and the phone is ringing but he knows he’s supposed to be at home, it can be hard when he’s also trying to meet deadlines for work.
The way Brad sees it, Steve has two options: Charge more, or get an assistant or part-time employee to help. He has raised his rates, but musicians typically aren’t rolling in money. He’s also rented out his studio space. Jill suggests he actually look into tiered pricing: that way the people who can pay more will and he’ll keep the clients he likes. And also get interns to help out.
“Take time off for yourself.” – Jill
Jill and Brad then discuss the top 5 etiquette rules that no longer apply:
- Responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
- Keeping your personal life private (thanks, social media).
- Never taking any time off.
- Writing full sentences or spelling correctly.
- Burn this last one into your brain…
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- Steve Shirk is the owner of Shirk Studios.
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