No means no

If you are reading this, you are probably a former client or been referred to me by a former client. I’ve sent you here to explain why we will not be working together.

I once had my own consulting company. I went through all the steps to set it up legally, created a limited liability company, paid my fees and taxes, etc.  But my former employer interfered with my most profitable client relationship, and the remainder of my clients didn’t respect my time– missing appointments, paying invoices 30+ days late or not at all.

I eventually could not afford to renew my insurance and business license, and had no choice but to shut down.

And now, after it is too late, you’ve come seeking my help.

Here’s why I will not be helping you:

  • I no longer have a business license, or a limited liability company.
  • I no longer have error and omissions insurance.
  • I no longer have my estimate/invoicing service.

But most importantly, the last former client I helped got free advice and assistance, and after I went out of my way to help him . . . repaid me by having an infantile temper tantrum when I wouldn’t give him even more free time and assistance from my daytime job.

So you can thank/blame him for alienating me to the point that I am unwilling to help you or anyone else ever again.  And before you say something ignorant, such as “But I’m willing to pay you a premium for your time,”  be advised he said much the same thing before doing what he did.

In other words, we will not be working together and this is not open for discussion or negotiation.