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Poll: Have you ever lost a client because they retired or went out of business?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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At least four times May 10, 2016

Actually, this was my question (surprised to see it pop up so soon). It occurred to me because I lost my two best clients to retirement in a space of 12 months. Then when I thought about it, I realized there were at least two more. Three of the four were professionals in international organizations not affiliated with translation or editorial services.

It has been a good reminder that it's important to keep building one's roster.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Yes, and a good one recently May 11, 2016

I have lost several clients that closed their doors in 30 years. A good one a few years ago, because they launched an on-line glossary, and it seems they did a lot better with that than with the translations. And another excellent client was recently purchased by a larger agency. This large agency simply ignored the database of talents of the previous agency. They just purchased the clients, which I think was a very stupid move, but well...

 
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