The 1st meet up I suggest we talk about how to INCREASE our bill rates.

One of the ways to GROW your company is to find ways to increase your bill rates. Inside this meetup I will lead a conversation on new ideas to increase your bill rate. Let me know if you would like to discuss something else.

http://community.abeo.us/directions-to-abeo-at-atlanta-tech-village/

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  • Brad I.

    As much as I'm struggling with the niche idea, I also am very attracted to it for the purpose of leading in an industry. Since my business is called Kickstand... maybe I can focus on business that relate to that. Motorcycles, Bicycles, etc...

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Octavia, not necessarily, what kind of startups?

      April 3, 2013

    • octavia w.

      Ha, my original idea was all startups. However, I am leaning towards anything OTHER than tech startups. I feel like its a very large industry right now and soon all designers will latch on. So i can be there to fill the void for all the other startups that get overlooked! Well actually, looking at my track record, i mostly like working with startups that are services based, not product based.

      April 4, 2013

  • Brad I.

    You guys were talking about load testing your sites... have you checked out http://loader.io/ ?

    April 3, 2013

  • Daniel Flores d.

    great business info. i will apply everything

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Gene H.

      Daniel, can you share your #1 take away that you will apply in your business so that next month we can discuss the impact.

      April 3, 2013

    • Daniel Flores d.

      pitch on value. i think the web design sale can be made more efficiently when you give your client a clear idea of what you are doing for their business. for artists that means opening the world market to their art products and make money while they sleep. I gotta go in and edit the text on my website and make the portfolio pass on the message that we are experts at artist websites

      April 3, 2013

  • K. T.

    This was a good Meetup. I look forward to the next one.

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Gene H.

      Can you share your #1 take away that you will apply in your business so that next month we can discuss the impact?

      April 3, 2013

  • Bob S.

    I enjoyed being able to share thoughts with other entrepreneurs and though my focus isn't on web design the subject of how to increase bill rates is an issue that various organizations face and I'm thankful for being part of the Meetup and the opportunity to share my perspective.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great Meetup! Thanks Gene for organizing. Tonight's question was, "How do you create value for your customers?" Lot's of great discussion about how to improve rates by raising the value of the product or service provided in the eyes of the buyer. Here is the link to Gene's Abeo site, http://coreelevation.abeo.us
    Join and take the two surveys on the Get Started page, Social Style and Hidden Motivators. Knowing your style and motivators will help you improve your effectiveness with others, especially customers. The site can also be used for online discussion between meetings.

    For those that were interested there is also the Founders' Organization site - http://foundersorganization.com Lastly, please send a Twitter thank you to Atlanta Tech Village for the use of the conference room, the handle is @atltechvillage

    See you next month.

    ~eric

    April 2, 2013

  • Gene H.

    I loved the conversation and the value that what shared.

    April 2, 2013

  • Brad I.

    Enjoyed every second of it and I'm excited for this groups potential! Thanks again Eric for the space and Gene for putting this together.

    April 2, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Great group of business owners, this is going to get interesting, and I look forward to it.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Barry S.

    Interesting group of people. I am glad that I attended as well. My take away is that I an INCREASE my billing rate but for me I am committed to adding value for the increase. Unless, of course I am not currently charging enough. which is the case. So in conclusion, I want to INCREASE my rate while INCREASING the Value I bring to my clients.

    April 2, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    This was a very informative meeting and I am definitely glad that I attended.

    April 2, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Having an issue with condo's garage door. :-(

    April 2, 2013

  • Kevin B.

    Hopefully I can make the next one. Had to back out last minute.

    April 2, 2013

  • Barry S.

    First I would like to determine the current average bill rate before I commit to increasing my bill rate. I will attend to meed Web and Marketing Professionals. See you there!!!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • jan s.

    wish I could be there, but have another commitment to attend to

    April 1, 2013

  • Daniel Flores d.

    not just how to increase bill rates but find the clients who can afford higher bill rates.

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Stephen B.

    Gene, just an update.... I won't be able to attend this event. It is a little too soon for me to be out after my shoulder surgery. Looking forward to be able to attend the next one.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Allison B.

    I so want to come to this, but have to be a maybe for now.

    March 28, 2013

  • Nancy - Woodstock, G.

    I will see if I can make it after a location has been decided on for this meetup.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Stephen B.

    Nope that sounds good for a opening conversation. I am just hoping to be able to attend. This sounds exciting.

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Gene H.

      Stephen, if you can't raise your rates even a little bit after this conversation, then I will pay for your gas to the meeting. how does that sound?

      March 3, 2013

    • Stephen B.

      Gene do you know where we are meeting yet?

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just an FYI: WordCamp Atlanta is next weekend. As of yesterday, there were 4 tickets left! Anyone into WordPress should attend. I'm emceeing se of the sessions. See you there

    March 3, 2013

  • Christopher N.

    Hi Everyone. Hi Gene. I have a prior scheduled engagement at the time of this meetup. Will this be recorded for later viewing/listening, perhaps?

    March 3, 2013

    • Darchase E.

      Just keep us posted Gene :-)

      March 3, 2013

    • Gene H.

      I will keep everyone posted. If anyone knows of a meeting location, let me know. My phone number is[masked] and email is [masked].

      March 3, 2013

  • Christopher N.

    I already planned something for the date, but I look forward to more events.

    March 3, 2013

  • Adam W.

    what's up peoples!

    2 · March 1, 2013

    • Gene H.

      Thanks Adam. Looking forward to you sharing some of your success with the group.

      March 3, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Sounds good. Looking forward to it. If you need any help, let me know.

    March 2, 2013

    • Gene H.

      Richard, I would love some help. I have not secured a meeting location (one reason for Tuesday night is thinking it will be easy to find a restaurant meeting room or borrow someone's conference room to meet). Do you think you can help?

      March 3, 2013

  • Darchase E.

    Can't wait to meet everyone and learn, learn, learn!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Jannice A.

    Looking forward to the first meeting.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Brad I.

    Cant make this (speaking at Adobe Users Group) but I look forward to the next.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Derek

    For now, I'm a probably not. I'll be at a Conan O'Brien taping. I'm circling this on my calendar for future events though.

    February 28, 2013

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