How to Say No to Potential New Client..?

Written by Scott

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So it hasn’t been only doing the remainder of the flooring this weekend…work concerns are in the background. Last week there was a development where another local consultant decided to close his business, and had unexpectedly decided to refer his clients to me.

Met with a particular one, and I’m not terribly comfortable taking this client on. For one, the business models between mine and this other consultant were different, and intuition tells me this particular client is perhaps more demanding than he’s been accustomed to paying for and may be far more trouble than is worth.
How do you not take a client? Give me some ideas of doing gracefully. Initial thoughts are of preparing an agreement for fully managing the server, but at much higher rates than the client is used to, spell out the items not covered under agreement very clearly, and allowing the client to choose.