Be the CEO of your business and do a vision board

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow.   I was too busy sweating in the trenches. Focusing on SWOT analysis and keeping the damn lights on Finding new customers and keeping them happy And my all time […]

Struggling to nail your brand? Start with a vision board

Ever get stuck trying to figure out your company brand or mission statement?  Those worksheets are hard in the early stages of your business.  Because you have NO idea what matters most to you or your future customers. So let me share an easier way to get started:

Why you need a vision board before you start your business

Prefer to read it?  Or don’t have any headphones handy?  The edited transcript is below. Why you need a vision board before you start your business This is Malla Haridat here, helping you kick start your business.  I am a small business coach and I love helping folks take their business to the next level. […]

Stop waiting. Start this before you need the $$$

  Nervous about flipping the switch to start your business?  Because you don’t have everything “all together” yet? STOOOOPPPP the nonnnnnnsense.  You ain’t never gonna get it perfect. Just start. Before you are ready Before you have things organized Or perfect And for the ladies who are about to flip me the side eye……I’m talking to […]

Don’t get fixated on your planner this New Year

It’s tempting to get “goo goo gaa gaa” over creating new goals at the beginning of the year. The sales teasing you to buy new planners The webinars inviting you to set powerful intentions The books, blogs, the articles that beckon you to live your life fully The feeling of being left out if you don’t […]

You must do this before you zone out for the holidays

Take an honest look at your numbers. I know.  This isn’t the “whoo hooo we are goal setting ” moment that you wanted.  No planners.  No cool strategy maps.  No vision boards or business plans. Instead, it’s a quiet moment of reflection for some.  Or a “Let’s come to the altar and pray ” moment […]

The Freelance Isn’t Free Act: 3 tips to leverage this NYC opportunity

I’m still in shock.  The New York City Council recently passed the nation’s first bill that protects freelancers who are not paid on time. Yesssss!!  This is a game changer. The bill will protect New York City based freelancers who are not paid by their clients.  Highlights include: Freelancers can require payment within 30 days If […]

Stop worrying about your marketing being perfect

If you are trying to juggle the “crazy” of finding new clients while managing your existing clients, I salute you. And if you are a perfectionist who only submits flawless work,  I challenge you.  Stop worrying about it being perfect when it comes to YOUR marketing.  Just get it done.  Get more out there.  Stop […]

Do you really need a business phone if you are 1 person service business?

Short answer:  You look professional and it’s a tax write off.  But you might want to dig deeper. How does this decision affect your business model, your brand, and your leadership style? I know you are probably thinking: “Malla, I’m just getting a phone.  It’s not that deep”. Yeaahhhhh.  It is.  Adding an additional expense […]

Why service professionals struggle when they start a business

I’m always inspired when another service-based business launches! Over the years, I’ve met hundreds of people from my workshops, and I am always motivated by people’s desire to claim their destiny, meaning: No more office politics They control who and what projects they work with They determine what they get paid Now, professional service businesses usually […]

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