My Plan to Run a Solo Professional Business

I discovered a truth as a creative professional: I have a marketable skill, but that is separate from running a business well. The fact that I’m skilled at a trade or profession, whether it’s carpentry or internal medicine, doesn’t mean that I know how to run a business.

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But for the past several months, I’ve grown aware how I’m not running a business as a writer. Instead, I’m reacting and responding to requests as I’m able.

My Situation

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Life was a blur and I was reacting instead of taking charge

Defining Who I Am and What I Do

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The Courage to Re-Assess My Situation

Deciding What I Offered to Clients

Pitching Clients Vs. Reacting to Assignments

Business Names and Plans Vs My Names and Off-the-Cuff Ideas

Wrapping it Up

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Don is co-author of the Tom Stone Detective novels on Amazon and writes content for businesses. Visit /

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