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Business Acumen: The Secret To Successful Freelancing

Hold on! I thought we were going to discuss freelancing. Where the heck did 'business' come from? Is that what you are thinking? Well, let me explain.

Business and Freelancing, despite being worlds apart, have a lot in common. The only difference being, when you operate as a business you operate as a company while when you operate as a freelancer you operate as an individual. Freelancing can be categorized as one type of business but not the other way round. In a way, Freelancing is a subset of Business. Business is the superset of Freelancing.

Now that it's clear why I am talking about 'business', let me explain what is acumen. For those who don't know, it is the ability to make good judgments and take quick decisions. A business acumen, hence, means a good understanding and quick decision making ability in business.

Most people believe that business acumen is inborn. It is believed that business talent is usually passed on over generations and one can be a g…