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How to ‘fire’ a big client

You’ve got to plan for firing a client.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

How do you fire a big client?

Should you ever fire a client?

Is there anything you need to do before taking such a drastic step?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pavlo Phitidis, Director and CEO of the Aurik Business Accelerator, for his weekly small business feature.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

If you’re building your business right; it’s likely that you’ll be firing a client.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

If you’re being paid late, or very little… it’s suicide!

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

It’s very difficult to be all things to all people.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Try to save the relationship. If you can’t; slowly increase your prices. If they're terrible, but profitable; maybe you can stomach it?

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

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