Dude, business is risky. And while Design Bistro LLC loves using our experiences, and the experiences of countless other entrepreneurs I know, have worked with and have drank endless rounds of fine wine with, business is still risky. So my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. You get that, right? Cool. Oh, and if you need professional help, consider hiring a business consultant. Preferably one with a suit and briefcase.
Thanks for visiting! My blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. (And sometimes venting about inappropriate topics such as wine smuggling and/or individuals who wear Vibram Five Fingers to dinner parties. You know–the usual.) To write my articles, I use my experiences, the experiences of others and various other resources including but not limited to the wild wild web, the Encyclopedia Britannica (what? you didn’t buy the extended library collection of 1989?) and/or The Bible. (Kidding. But maybe not.) That said, my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. By visiting this site, you’re essentially signing a contract that says that you understand that I make no guarantees, and you won’t try to sue me or report me. Because that? Would be awkward.
Of course, this is based on me taking a quick look, sans magnifying glass, as a favor–and not the usual review and analysis of all documents and factors that I would consider when working with you as a traditional paid client. (You also miss out on my witty emails and me showering you with compliments.) That said, my advice and opinion is taken into account at your own risk, but for a proper analysis, hire a lawyer/doctor/other licensed professional–preferably one with a fancy certificate on their wall. Because who doesn’t like a fancy certificate?
ADVICE OVER THE PHONE/INTERNET
Technology is great, and so are phones/Skype/video chats. However, they can also be a little, say, limiting. Without consulting with you in person, the dynamics change a little bit, and I can’t conduct the extensive analysis that I would in an in person setting. (Or buy you coffee at Starbucks.) Therefore, our conversation should not be considered a substitute for an in-person evaluation by alawyer/doctor/other licensed professional. The upside? You don’t have to wear any pants. Not a bonus to be taken lightly, of course.
COACHING AND CONSULTING
I’m an expert at what I do. I’ve got the street cred. The experience. The skills. And the qualifications. However, we should probably give a group nod to the fact that I am not a licensed psychologist, lawyer, CPA or health care professional, and my services don’t replace the care of said professionals. With that comes the standard eye-glaze inducing disclaimer that, no, I cannot actually guarantee the outcome of our consulting/coaching/design efforts and/or recommendations on my website/blog/email series, and my comments about the outcome are expressions of (my very personal) opinion only. I can guarantee you this, however: I will do my best to coach you, and I’ll do everything in my power to help.
Guess what? If you click on a link that I’ve provided, it might be a link to someone who will give me a commission if you buy something from their site. That means that I might get paid if you click on that link. And the reason why I’m telling you this is because I want to be upfront with you, and because it’s illegal not to. (So, you know, right side of the law and all.) That said, I promise to use any affiliate commissions earned for good causes: Things like reinvesting in this business to bring you even better resources, and quite possibly at least one Sunday trip to the zoo. Because…zoos.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS
We love our offerings, and we hope you do, too. That said, sometimes we might slip up, and sometimes, errors happen. Things like pricing or merchandise descriptions get mixed up, and then we look bad. While that stinks, what’s most important to us is that you’re happy. So while we can’t guarantee that all information on the site is always 100% accurate at any given time, if you do notice a mistake? Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. Since we can’t guarantee the products and services for your particular circumstances or purposes, nor the financial results, we can guarantee that we’ll give you the best customer service we can to remedy the situation.
Updated: June 2018