The Pivot (Part 1)
For years I’ve been coaching people on the tools and strategies needed to succeed in business. And I’ve been pretty much doing it for free, but today that has to stop.
You see, over the past 15 years or so I’ve founded or bought, then built and sold, several successful offline and online businesses, such as Zeros And Ones Japan Limited and Qhub.com, so I know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work for startups. And I think I’ve been pretty good about sharing what I’ve learned in an effort to help entrepreneurs find the successes I’ve enjoyed while avoiding the failures I’ve endured. But I’m increasingly finding that helping people out pro bono is eating into the time I should be spending on my customers who are paying me. That is, my Ginza Hub monthly members.
So, I’ll humbly and happily continue to offer my knowledge, experience and technical expertise to Ginza Hub members free of charge. Forever. But for non-Ginza Hub members, I’ll be charging an hourly rate for all in-person business consulting or Virtual Assistance.
Now, I don’t expect people to suddenly start throwing money at me, but I do expect some people to see the value of becoming a Ginza Hub member, and I also expect some others to see that I no longer work for free and kindly stop asking for free advice. There will, I hope, also be some who see that they will probably only get one shot at building a successful business, and invest in the expert guidance that Ginza Hub members currently enjoy.
In a way, this is a bit of a career pivot for me, because for the past couple of years I’ve been quite happy to mostly just be “the guy who makes the coffee” at GHub. Then again, this isn’t half as big as my other pivot that’s coming up later this month. So stay tuned for Part 2! 🙂
To see how I can help you build the kind of efficient, effective, profitable business that I’ve been building for years, check out my other post at the link here.
P.S. Please also check out “The Pivot (Part 2)” at my sister site if you want to know why this post is Part 1 of 2.