Industry Standard is a Cop-Out

I’ve read a lot of standard contracts. I’ve never signed one. When I ran my condo association, I read a lot of these. The property manager would hand them to me and expect me to rubber-stamp them. Um… NO. I’d read them, mark them up, and send them back. Every time....

Blogging on the Lazy River

I was in Orlando last week for a conference. It was a last-minute decision to head south. And I didn’t actually attend the conference. I really went to see some SoloPR PRO friends and colleagues who were at the conference. To hang out. To network....

3 Business Lessons from a Computer Meltdown

Just call me Daria, Destroyer of Digital Devices. In the past six months, I have set up two desktop (all-in-one) computers and two laptops—because the first one in each category turned out to be defective. While this added up to a colossal time suck, I did take away...

Here’s How You Can Pick My Brain

The Twitterverse was all atwitter a few years ago over the idea that one consultant was charging a day rate of $22,000. I had no problem with it. I thought about this the other day following a conversation with a colleague about billing strategies and hourly rates,...