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100 Best Business Blogs You Need to be Reading (and Taking Lessons From)

By |October 16th, 2017|

There are many business blogs on the Internet.
Some of the most established, reputable business blogs have been around for more than a decade, since the early days of blogging. Other great business blogs have skyrocketed to fame within the past couple of years.
You can find business blogs that cover everything from how to start a […]

Anchor Link Test

By |October 13th, 2017|

When you’re a freelancer, consultant or entrepreneur, invoicing is a key component of running your business. If you don’t invoice, you don’t get paid—but how exactly do you go about doing that? What needs to be included in an invoice? How do you make one that looks professional? How do you accept payments, and what […]

The Complete Guide to Invoices

By |October 13th, 2017|

When you’re a freelancer, consultant or entrepreneur, invoicing is a key component of running your business. If you don’t invoice, you don’t get paid—but how exactly do you go about doing that? What needs to be included in an invoice? How do you make one that looks professional? How do you accept payments, and what […]

The Complete Guide to Invoices

By |October 13th, 2017|

When you’re a freelancer, consultant or entrepreneur, invoicing is a key component of running your business. If you don’t invoice, you don’t get paid—but how exactly do you go about doing that? What needs to be included in an invoice? How do you make one that looks professional? How do you accept payments, and what […]

The Self-Employed Guide to QuickBooks Connect

By |October 12th, 2017|

As a small business owner and self-employed entrepreneur, your work is more than just a job. And your company is far more than just how you make a living.
You put everything you have into its success. Ensuring you have the tools you need to achieve your goals is what QuickBooks Connect is all about.
If you […]

15 Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

By |October 10th, 2017|

Whether you currently run your own business or you’re pursuing an education to become an entrepreneur, the good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for support.
To get you started, here’s a list of companies and organizations that provide financial grants and scholarships to help grow your business idea and become a future business […]

LLCs for Freelancers? Here’s Why It Makes Sense

By |October 6th, 2017|

Although Wyoming was technically the first state to introduce the Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 1977, the LLC didn’t take off as a popular business model until the 1990s. While it isn’t possible to know exactly how many freelancers have formally organized LLCs to protect their interests, IRS statistics and the continually growing freelancer economy […]

LLCs for Freelancers? Here’s Why It Makes Sense

By |October 6th, 2017|

Although Wyoming was technically the first state to introduce the Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 1977, the LLC didn’t take off as a popular business model until the 1990s. While it isn’t possible to know exactly how many freelancers have formally organized LLCs to protect their interests, IRS statistics and the continually growing freelancer economy […]

Grow Your Freelance Business: 6 Ways to Find More Freelance Work

By |October 6th, 2017|

Quick! Name your biggest freelancing challenge. For most of you, we’d wager it’s “finding enough work.” In fact, nearly 70 percent of the respondents to the 2017 State of Freelance Writing survey cited that as their No. 1 issue. While the good news is that work is out there, sometimes you just have to be […]

Why ACH Payments Are Good for Business

By |October 5th, 2017|

You almost certainly use ACH payments in your day-to-day life. Is your mortgage or car payment set up for auto-payment? Perhaps you use Venmo to pay your friends or get paid via direct deposit.
These are all forms of the ACH transfers that have become so commonplace in our world. But, what exactly is an ACH […]

ACH Payments: A Detailed Explanation of Automated Clearing House Transactions

By |October 5th, 2017|

You almost certainly use ACH payments in your day-to-day life. Is your mortgage or car payment set up for auto-payment? Perhaps you use Venmo to pay your friends or get paid via direct deposit.
These are all forms of the ACH transfers that have become so commonplace in our world. But, what exactly is an ACH […]

Want to Make Money Freelancing? Here’s a Path to Earning $100,000 Per Year

By |September 21st, 2017|

Is it possible to make six figures per year as a freelancer or consultant? Of course.
Will it be easy? Well, that depends.
Here’s one place where freelancers—often creative, left-brain types—need to get comfortable crunching the numbers. 0,000 per year works out to an hour, 40 hours per week with two weeks of (unpaid) vacation each […]

106 Business Tools for Freelancers, Consultants and Side Hustlers

By |September 19th, 2017|

For freelancers, productivity is an asset. The more efficient you are, the more money you can earn. It’s the fastest way to better rates and bigger projects.
But when you’re working mostly by yourself, it can be hard to hold yourself accountable to high productivity standards. Time management, focus, discipline—all these things can be hard to […]

How a Side Gig on Amazon Became a Pet Travel Company

By |September 13th, 2017|

Imagine that one day, a video of your dog and cat goes viral on YouTube. Next thing you know, you’re launching a pet travel company featuring their faces. Well, that’s exactly how it happened for Devon and Ashley Meadows, the husband and wife partners behind Next Level Pet.
“We set up a camera to monitor our […]

Schedule C Instructions: How to Save Money at Tax Time

By |September 13th, 2017|

After explaining to someone that you own a business, how many times have you heard in response: “That’s so great. That means you get to write off all of your expenses on your taxes?”
Well, it’s not quite that simple. While There are a number of legitimate business expenses that can reduce your taxable income, but […]