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When I started my business nearly 10 years ago, like many newly self-employed or freelance folks out there, I had one client, no business plan, and, yes, I’ll freely admit it, no idea what was ahead of me.

But I learned a lot of lessons along the way that make the difference between being a suc Read More
Is your business realizing great profits but still feeling the pinch each month? There may be a number of reasons for this, but more than likely you’re experiencing cash flow problems.

It’s a mistake many businesses make – focusing on overall profitability but failing to take cash flow into cons Read More
You often hear about retainer agreements in the context of big firm lawyer-client or accountant-client relationships, but these lucrative contracts can be applied to almost any service business, particularly freelancers and consultants.

Here are a few tips for winning a retainer contract and ens Read More
If you’re a sole proprietor and are reeling at the amount of self-employment and income tax you pay, then it may time to review your business status.

Sole proprietors make up about 70% of all U.S. businesses, and there’s good reason. It’s the easiest business structure to form and operate. But s Read More
Managing cash flow issues is at the heart of small business accounting, but it’s something that freelancers often overlook—until it’s too late.

Consider the following tips and wave goodbye to cash flow issues. Read More
In an age when social media seems to reign as the most engaging form of marketing, it’s actually good old email that still rules in terms of ROI ($44.25 for every $1 spent). However, as email volumes grow open rates are on the decline. Standing out from the crowd is getting harder than ever.
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Partnerships can seem like the perfect path to business ownership. But business partnerships aren’t always what they are cracked up to be. Partners can quickly clash over goals, money, time commitments, and more.

Here are eight questions to ask yourself and your potential partner, befo Read More
This week (May 4-8) is National Small Business Week!

It’s a week all about you. Yay! But wait, small business owners wear many hats and in a world where efficiency and response times are paramount, staying sane isn’t easy.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 15 smartphone apps tha Read More
Staying on top of the financial health of your business while you’re on the road isn’t easy. Here are 20 tools and apps that can help you master mobile business management- track your business finances and fiscal health on the go. Read More
In our previous blog post, we discussed the rise of credit unions and their new status as the winning banking option for small business owners thanks to their low-fee accounts, lower loan rates, and customer service.

Banks have had a bad rap in recent years due, in part, to the financi Read More

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