The Friends and Family Discount Dilemma

February 7, 2012

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Awkward. Uncomfortable. Ungenerous.

That’s what most of us feel when we get asked for the friends and family discount and we haven’t created a clear policy to handle it.

If you say no-go, you may feel like a selfish money monger. If you say sure-thing, you may feel resentful or turn down much needed revenue for your business.

So what’s the answer?

You’ve got a few options and thankfully, they’re all classy, straightforward and customizable.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, I’ll show you three different strategies to use, including word-for-word scripts, to set clear policies and forever avoid the awkward friends and family discount dilemma.

WARNING: Ridiculously cute dog alert. Dougie, a tiny pants Chihuahua, guest stars in this episode.  Click play and watch it now.

Now I’d love to hear from all you women entrepreneurs out there. Do people ask you for the friends and family discount? How do you handle it?

If you have stories or strategies to share, leave a comment below. And before I forget, I’ve got one important thing to share.

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