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As a business owner you probably deal with clients on a daily basis. They are the reason that you are in business and the reason that you are making money. You need them to stay in business. However, there are some clients you should fire immediately because they are simply NOT WORTH KEEPING.

Now is the time to fire bad clients

Here’s a list of 4 clients you should fire immediately:

  • Clients who do not pay in a timely fashion. You will spend more time chasing them to get paid then it is worth it. You will quickly learn that losing a little bit of money will not be worth the extra hours that it will take to actually get the money into your hands.
  • Clients who can’t make up their mind.   Though people are allowed to change their mind, clients who are constantly changing the direction of what they need from you will cause you a lot of frustration. No frustration is worth the money, especially if they change their mind at the last minute and cause you a lot of extra work.
  • Clients who are unreachable. Though everyone is busy and not able to answer their phones and e-mails, you should not have to wait days for a reply. You should expect a reply within a reasonable amount of time so that you are able to continue work whenever you have a question.
  • Clients who always wait until the last minute. These can be some of the most frustrating clients to have. They want something and they need it now, no matter what else you have to do. They do not care if they inconvenience you or cause you to lose sleep, as long as you get the work done on time.

Though you need clients to get paid, there are some clients who are not worth keeping. They might be more work than they are worth. Sometimes, it is just easier to cut ties and move on. You will find yourself much happier with the right clients!

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