Self-Employed Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Top YouTube Channels for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

In this digital age, smart strategies are a must for marketers to leverage such advancements. More and more customers are now shifting to computer viewing, and less focused on television. The Internet has permeated the lives of people from all walks of life – business owners included. Regardless of the industry, type or size of [...]

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Raising the Odds of Selling your Business

The business of selling a business is not exactly a new trend. The number of businesses listed for sale in many different forms of media is proof that this course of action taken by entrepreneurs is backed by the right reasons. For several reasons, business owners decide to sell their company. Many do so due [...]

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3 Work-life Balance Tips For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, you understandably want to put forth all of your effort into making your business venture a success. After all, you may have your personal financial resources at stake in your company as well as your professional reputation. Your family’s livelihood and financial well-being coupled with your ability to plan for [...]

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Your First Business Loan – 7 Important Things To Know

Budding entrepreneurs need more than just inspiration, drive or hard work to make it in their very first business. Money plays a vital role! In this regard, knowledge on getting a business loan is everything, especially if you’re in on this route for the first time. Once you think you’re all set, it’s easy to [...]

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Business Owners: 5 Tech Tools To Manage Your Business On Vacation

Taking time off is one of the most important ways for any business owner to recover lost energy and relax from work pressure. In fact, vacationing is recommended for hardworking entrepreneurs for a chance to take a much-needed break and recharge. Taking a short or lengthy retreat from your business – depending on your need [...]

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Business

Going into business has so many advantages over being employed. It is challenging, that’s no doubt, but the benefits are worth every challenge. You experience financial freedom like never before, you become your own boss and most importantly, your life becomes one of learning and experiencing new things every day. You may decide to start [...]

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Self-Employed? Five Reasons to Consider Incorporation

If you are one of the many who are self-employed and are experiencing business growth, you may want to consider incorporating your company. Incorporation means your business becomes a separate legal entity that operates under state and federal business laws. Considering the idea of incorporation means that you are ready to take your business to [...]

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Work-at-Home Moms Are Productive Moms

Yes, moms do a marvelous job whether they’re in the office or at home. In fact,  they can do a great job doing office work while working from home. It all comes down to biology: women are built to multitask. Whatever the job, there’s a mom at home able and willing to do the job. [...]

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Top Sources of Passive Income

Who says you have to work hard just to earn some cash? In today’s online world, earning money even without doing anything is possible! Place your bet on passive income-generating ventures and you’ll see what it means to earn money without toiling so hard. According to the Internal Revenue Service, passive income is money earned [...]

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Starting a Business Cheat Sheet

Small businesses have grown since the recession.  In the past few years, the nation has seen the highest number of new startups.  We also have a historic number of small business failures.  Would-be entrepreneurs could very well use cheat sheets to steer them through their business ventures.  A business cheat sheet is a business-planning checklist [...]

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What Businesses Can Learn From Madonna And Lady Gaga

Madonna and Lady Gaga are two of today’s music icons.  They rake in millions of dollars through their music.  What can small business owners learn from how they handle their careers?  Rieva Lesonsky at OpenForum.com names seven valuable lessons from them.  Lesonsky says you have to nurture your loyal customer base.  As your business grows, [...]

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10 Tips to Succeed in the Business You Love

Starting a business is a daunting task. Without the passion for the business and its products or services, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges you face day in and out. To increase your chances of success, you have to love what you do. Choose to work with talented people who help you develop and [...]

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4 Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

There are over 21 million solo or one-person businesses in the United States according to the Census Bureau.  Being a “solopreneur” has its benefits as well as responsibilities.  The procedure of filing taxes, for one, is more complex than the simple one form process for an employee.  To avoid having tax problems, study the federal [...]

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Making The Leap To Entrepreneurship – Start Your Own Business

There are many people who dream of owning their own business.  Some even leave their jobs to be entrepreneurs.  Karen E. Klein in her article at Businessweek.com explains the entrepreneur’s mindset as “entrepreneurs embrace risk and view it as opportunity”.  If you are have this mindset and if you believe this is the life style [...]

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Need a Part Time Job?

In this harsh economic time, many people do all they can so as to be able to make ends meet. Most people normally prefer to find a part time job so as to get an extra source of income. However, part time jobs may not be easy to come by if you do not have [...]

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When Should You Raise Rates?

As your business grows, your time becomes increasingly valuable. The rates you set a few years ago for your products or services may have been appropriate at that time, but chances are your expenses have increased since then. It’s quite common for businesses– whether a freelance individual or a large corporation- to be so busy [...]

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Entrepreneurs Learn From Their Mistakes

Entrepreneurs have a different mindset compared to us, regular individuals.  What we call failure, they call lessons.  Once they set their mind into a task, they proceed one small step at a time.  They really desire what they want to do; do it and pause to see if it works.  If it doesn’t work, they go [...]

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Is It Time to Sell Your Business?

Darryl Ohrt in an article for Advertising Age shared the steps of his transformation from a business owner to an employee.  He decided to sell his business when day-to-day operations brought boredom instead of new challenges for him.  He advises business owners to let go of their business when there is no more fun or [...]

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Tax Breaks for Small Business Owners

There are some tax breaks for small business owners that you can use when you file your tax return this month.  For corporations that filed last March 15, they can still file amended tax returns, too, to claim tax breaks that they missed.   Sandy Abalos, managing partner of a Phoenix accounting firm, says improvements and [...]

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Be the Best Work-at-Home-Mom with True Balance

Many women are trying to find ways to spend more quality time with their children, while maintaining a career. So, it’s no surprise that many of us have found a way to work from a home office. This is all in hopes of having more flexibility in our days, so we can attend school functions, [...]

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