In the world of small business, it can seem almost criminal to send away a potential customer. And it can be all too tempting to accept work, any work, based on your financial needs rather than the project itself. But there are times when it’s better for everyone, including the client, when you don’t.
5 Reasons for Turning Down a Client
1. Different Financial Needs
Setting prices is a daunting task in its own right, but how do you handle customers that complain or haggle? It depends. If your price structure is flexible or you can cut costs in exchange for limiting services, you might be able to make it work. But in my personal experience, attempting to work for an amount that won’t adequately cover your time and expenses will only foster resentment. And that’s not a healthy working environment for you or the client.