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Not ready for retirement? Maybe it’s time to start a consulting or coaching business

Starting your own business isn’t exactly for the faint of heart, but with so many talented executives trying to figure out what’s next – for many the next logical step is to join the world of Entrepreneurship. We’ve been doing a ton of research lately on what is holding people back from starting their own […]

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From the 9-5 Grind to Consultant – How do you know when the time is right?

I’ve met so many people who are frustrated and unhappy in their jobs/careers and they long to be their own boss. Sunday anxiety, Monday morning blues and Friday euphoria are the norms.  Sadly only a minute few will ever take the steps to get to the holy land of Entrepreneurship. When I ask “Why?”, I […]

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The fear of trying

You’ve probably heard a quote like “if you’re going to fail, then fail fast.” I used to be afraid of failing, let’s be real, no one wants to fail. But working at Red Barn has taught me that, hey, sometimes you fail, and that’s OK if you fix it and learn from it. It’s a […]

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When salespeople fail, it might not be their fault

Being a salesperson is a tough job. Trying to convince the public they really need a product or service is very challenging, and with a cold-call conversion rate some way below 1%, it’s (very) often a thankless task. You don’t shrink from a challenge though, especially when your business needs to hire great salespeople to […]