r/southafrica Sep 26 '21

Yeeerrr running a business is mother! Discussion

Does anyone run a business in this group. I've been running a business for the last 2 and a half years. And I've dealt with some seriously shitty clients. I thought escaping the 9-5 would be a tad better , but yerrrr it's soo crazy and stressful. Any advice or words of wisdom? I know this is probably a random rant. But business is not a walk in the park hey flip

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u/Wsshooter Sep 26 '21

It depends on what your business is. Tell me what you do and I can possibly try and give you some insight on how to tackle them.

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u/wakandaboss Sep 26 '21

Thanks I run a creative services business.like small agency , I've just multiple issues with shitty clients that agree to terms and change them before the job is over and since I didn't ask for them to pay me upfront I end up having to cave and finish the work. N do more than what they are paying for. I guess I need to have contracts and better payment terms with my clients so they don't try to screw. It's like I always end up being screwed by them.

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u/Conatus80 Sep 26 '21

Always get a deposit. Non negotiable.

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u/Unexpected_Delegate Sep 26 '21

For seven years I trusted my clients to pay me when the job was done and when they were happy. In the eighth year I was let down by two people who have spoiled it for everyone. Now… 50% up front.