Mary Ellen Bates has been an entrepreneur since 1991, and has learned how to make a living while having fun. In addition to providing business analysis to strategic decision-makers, Mary Ellen offers consulting services to new and long-time entrepreneurs. She is a frequent keynote speaker; her favorite (and most popular) presentations are about joyful negotiation, being a radically nimble entrepreneur, and how to most effectively provide and convey value to clients.
Her latest book, The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love, is written for people who are providing professional services to clients. If you're a therapist, consultant, accountant, photographer, graphic designer, cat wrangler or other professional, working for yourself, see www.reluctant-entrepreneur.com for more resources.