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3 Red Flags You Have a Nightmare Client — and How to Cut Ties Nightmare clients can make it more difficult to build the business of your dreams. Learn how to spot the top signs early on and end the relationship, here.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • How to save you and your business time by identifying potentially bad clients early on.
  • 34% of small business owners said that "meanness" is at the top of their list regarding bad client behaviors.

For many entrepreneurs trying to start or grow their businesses, signing new clients is cause for celebration.

After all, businesses can't survive without clients, and the odds already aren't stacked in their favor: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20% of new businesses fail within their first two years of opening, 45% within the first five years and 65% within the first 10 years.

Related: Don't Let Your Business Be Held Hostage by a Nightmare Client

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