“Look Shawn, I dont typically consult to small businesses. My cost structure just doesnt allow it.” I said thats OK we were only looking to use an hour of his time. “Shawn, I charge $20,000 per day and the minimum cost is one day.” Gulp. It was out of our price range. But then David said, “But Shawn, were friends now. You have been commenting on my blog, so I would be happy to have this conversation without charge.”
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