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Glen, Thanks for sharing this and, Kevin, the points you make here are very important to remember, not just for home office but for any business deductions. When it comes to writing anything off on your taxes, be sure to obey the tax code. Don't be afraid to take what you are entitled to, but check with a professional and experienced tax preparer to be sure you stay out of trouble. "
Miranda, It's very important when you have a business, no matter how small, that you plan for your taxes far, far in advance. This is definitely not something you want to wait on until tax time. First, there's the issue of quarterly filings which I know you've written about before. But also, it's critical to start figuring out and precisely recording things like expenses early on so that you don't need to scramble at tax time and can take all the advantages possible."
Harmony, Really solid post on a topic I'm betting plenty of online business owners and a fair number of brick and mortar business operators never seem to think about. Location is important, not just because of the emphasis on doing business locally but also because of the growing prevalence of local search. Thanks! "
Hi Jane, Helpful post for anyone who does hosting with a third party provider. The fact is that if readers can't get to your site or if it loads too slowly, the best content in the world won't help. This means taking the precautions necessary with your Web hosting company to make sure you have the needed bandwidth and responding quickly when trouble with plugins arises. "
Catarina, I think the tradition of anonymous posting started with personal blogs and similar means of personal online expression where some wanted the opportunity to share their feelings and perhaps get some feedback on their thoughts from others without necessarily jeopardizing career or other traditional social connections by revealing their true identities. Obviously, use of blogging and social media for business is a very different matter and must be handled accordingly for the reasons you've outlined."
Hi Isabelle, Thanks to you and Melody for this awesome overview on cash flow projections and getting paid, things near and dear to every entrepreneur and small business owner's heart, I am sure. Incidentally, I noticed Melody's expanded post on the topic of automated invoicing just recently hit the front page on the BizSugar community. "
Gary, They sure can. I am a big believer in the power nap in particular for reinvigorating yourself. But time is definitely a factor. Sleeping too long is a more serious problem then some people think and, at least from a practical perspective, can leave you tired and listless the rest of the day instead of refreshed."