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Got laid off 4 weeks ago from a crumbling start up, though walked away with a decent package. Took a couple days to process and finally registered my own design consulting business (which was the main reason for switching to the in-house start up role I got laid off from in the first place).

I am lucky to have landed on a few clients now, working half the billable hours I used to but making more than before and no one to report to. But the fear of not having the next client line up is so real!

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Any advice from new or experienced business owner of how to stay level headed?

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Ha! 😃

Always be selling. Early success is awesome. But you want to keep your pipeline primed, so it’s not feast or famine, but more consistent (where possible) projects.

Also - don’t let a single client become too big. The relationship will end - and when it does it can take a long time to recover.

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