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Here's How You Know It's Time to Actually Fire That Toxic Client Sometimes, the adage that "the customer is always right" just doesn't apply anymore.

By John Boitnott

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An old adage says "the customer is always right." Although it's true that your business should work hard to meet the needs of its clients, sometimes those "needs" are really just demands that are excessive, outlandish and even impossible.

Many people talk about the best and worst ways to deal with difficult clients, but actually firing a client can be a difficult task to execute, especially for a new business. Still, it is important to let go of clients who are bringing you and your business down, and it can even benefit your business in tangible ways.

Look out for these red flags that indicate when firing that bad client will benefit your business.

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