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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 2 IDEA: Never Work with Anyone Who Gives You a Headache or a Stomachache

This is my motto. Life is too short to work with people who make you miserable. You can't possibly do your best work when the people you have to deal with make you sick.

I know. I've tried. As a freelance writer and producer, I have worked on amazing projects for terrible people, including a greedy, obnoxious celebrity and the campus loony at an elite graduate school. The production company story involved a really famous person who misappropriated production funds raised by a nonprofit organization and is too upsetting to share. (I'll include it in my memoir.)

But lessons can be learned from my most traumatic work experience. In 2008, the Great Recession prompted me ...

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