Bite the Bullet - Sutton Creative Studios

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Wow Two years ago I never imagined writing an article for our blog from an airport terminal. Im waiting for a flight to take me away for a one-week business trip another un-imagined moment. Yes, our business has grown fantastically, however for this trip, we had to bite the bullet. What do I mean? Keep reading

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  • 1. suttoncreativestudios.com http://suttoncreativestudios.com/bite-the-bullet/September 21, 2014Bite the BulletWow Two years ago I never imagined writing an article for our blog from an airport terminal. Im waiting for a flightto take me away for a one-week business trip another un-imagined moment. Yes, our business has grownfantastically, however for this trip, we had to bite the bullet.What do I mean? Keep readingAt least a year ago I was introduced to Infusionsoft. While the program sounded great, there was, in my mind, noway I could consider spending the money to use the program ourselves. Unfortunately, by not learning theprogram for our own use, no client was willing/able to hire us to do Infusionsoft work for them either.Looking back, THAT was a big mistake. I wish I had scraped together the cash to makeit happen then. Like many other business owners though, I let the financial costoutweigh the gain/benefits. Let a year go by and many of us will realize our mistakes.For some its too late and the opportunity has passed by forever. For me/us, an evenbetter opportunity came our way and this time I couldnt say no We had to bite thebullet.And as a business owner, if you want to see your company grow you need to beprepared to bite the bullet as well.You may be wondering how exactly I feel I bit the bullet, and heres my response. Eachof my sponsors has been given a number of hours, 5 of which can be used each week. Considering the sponsorshave already paid for this time through their sponsorship, these hours are time I will not be getting paid for goingforward. Altogether they total a considerable number of hours that I would normally be invoicing clients for, howeveron the flip-side I have to remember what these hours could mean for our business:Increased Client LoadEarning PotentialReferralsCompany ExpansionI spent dozens of hours learning Infusionsoft. Im giving up a week of billable time to attend Certified Partner training.And Im not going to be invoicing my sponsors. However what I get in priceless in comparison.My advice to business owners? Bite the bullet. If you did your homework in advance you wont regret it.*****

2. Kim Sutton is the Managing Partner and Chief Everything Officer at Sutton CreativeStudios, an agency specializing in business consulting, Infusionsoft consulting, socialmedia management, graphic design and virtual assistance. She is a graduate of TheSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelors Degree in InteriorArchitecture. In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with herhusband, Dave (her business partner), and three children. She also enjoys reading,knitting and writing. You are invited to follow Sutton Creative Studios by following ourblog, subscribing to our newsletter, or following/liking us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Google+ or Pinterest. In addition, please comment and/or contact us with any questions. Copyright Sutton Creative Studios - Built with Passion