Avoid working with clients you don’t trust or respect or who take advantage of you – no matter how big they are or how big the project. This took me years to realize.
At one point I analyzed our $6 million client base and realized 60% of our clients weren’t profitable and, incidentally, it was the same 60% of our clients that we didn’t like, respect or trust (in short, 60% of our clients sucked!). As a business owner you are allowed to choose your clients.
Choose those who value your service/products, pay on time and who are loyal. Not only will you boost morale for your staff, but you’ll be able to focus on the growth that is good for your business.