Tag: small business tips


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  • What Is a Sole Proprietorship?

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Sole proprietorship If you’re making money on your own and aren’t sure how the IRS is going to classify your income, chances are you’re a sole proprietor and didn’t even know it. A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned by a single person. You can either be running an unincorporated business or an […]

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  • 5 Business Tips I Learned from Starting My Law Practice

    Posted 2 years ago in Women at work
    by Rebekah Wightman

    When I started my solo law practice at the beginning of 2015, I knew it would be hard—everyone tells you it’s going to be hard. I took a whole class my last year of law school that could have been named “Solo Practice Is Hard.” Heck, I’d seen my Dad start a solo practice, not […]

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  • Small Business Bookkeeping: What to Do When You Fall Behind

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jennifer Ringger

    One of the dreaded tasks of owning a small business is doing your own bookkeeping and accounting. When you fall behind on your books, it can become very disheartening. You’re continually trying to dig yourself out and get caught up, only to get more behind. Soon, it seems easier to just put the bookkeeping tasks […]

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  • Which Payroll Option Is Right for Your Small Business?

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    Your business has grown large enough that you need to hire an employee or two. Congratulations! Now that you’ve finished the hiring process, it’s time to make the next big decision: how to pay people. As a business owner, you have a few of options when it comes to handling payroll. You could handle it […]

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  • Small Businesses, Are You on Top of Your Quarterly Taxes?

    Posted 2 years ago in TaxesSmall Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    So you decided to quit your full time job to start your own business. Congratulations! That’s a big step. However, now you’re likely to have a new concern: how to pay taxes. After all, in the past someone probably automatically withheld your income tax for you. Don’t worry–it’s a fairly straightforward process. Now that you work for […]

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  • Could Your Business Be Doing More Recurring Billing?

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    Recurring billing is a great way to grow your business, since you keep getting paid month after month. As you add new customers, those monthly payments really start to add up. But the real question is, are you building the kind of business that people want to keep paying you for each month? If you […]

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  • 4 Reasons to Ditch Credit Cards for Invoice Financing

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    One of the challenges of running a small business is that every dollar counts. This means that while paying by credit card may be convenient for your customers, it likely isn’t as convenient for your business, which winds up paying service fees as high as 3% in order to receive your money quickly. Yuck. But […]

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  • Your Business Will Be Obsolete in 3 Years–and That’s a Good Thing

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    It’s 9:27 a.m. You had one of those mornings where “just five more minutes” turned into 45 more minutes, and now you’re running late for work – again. As you sprint out of your car and toward the office doors, you pull out your iPhone to check your calendar and it slips out of your hand […]

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  • 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Stay Ahead of the Tech Curve

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Blaine Kelton

    The world of technology is expanding at an incredible rate, and businesses of all sizes must stay ahead of trends to stay afloat. At first glance, adopting new technologies seems easier for large companies, which often have the resources to take risks on emerging technologies and may have entire divisions dedicated to research and tech advancement. However, small business owners can gain […]

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