"If you're creative and want to build a business around your talents, then you have to read Kristen's new book. It provides a clear path for taking your talent and turning it into a full-time career."--Dan Schawbel, author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
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Ready to be your own boss? Whether you’re starting a full-scale consulting business or booking gigs on the side, Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need in one place. This excellent, well-organized reference will show you how to:
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The Promise? Be your own boss. Manage your own business. Work from home. Take charge of your own earning potential. The Results? One in two start-ups don't see their fifth birthday. Only one in three celebrate ten years. We're talking shattered dreams and broken hearts. An astronomical waste of time, energy, money, and hope. It's the iBoss dilemma. Yes, this book is written to improve your odds. The goal, however, is not just about improving your chances of surviving. No, the vision is for thriv [...]
50 Self-Employed Business Ideas You Can Start for Under $100
1. Senior Home Companion
There’s something rewarding about taking care of someone else, especially in the later years of their life. With 77 million baby boomers entering into their senior years, the senior business sector is a growing industry. In many cases, as they are getting older, seniors are looking for a way to stay social and get out and about. If you have a passion for helping the elderly, a home companion business may be t [...]
Taxes For Small Businesses, Simplified
Did you know: the typical small business owner works three to four months just to earn enough profit to pay taxes? Whether you've been in business for several decades or are breaking ground as a new entrepreneur, taxes are a significant expenditure. They must be accounted for and incorporated into your business plan from the very beginning. Failing to account for taxes when planning, budgeting, and assessing revenue goals for a business is like failing to a [...]
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Those who don't have money to start their own business, this video will explain how you can start your own business without money and become self employed.
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Obamacare and the self-employed : what about us? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, hearing held March 6, 2014.
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As we wrap up the year with this episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Microsoft, we take a look at the ultimate goal of all entrepreneurs; to Become Self Employed! Steve has some great tips on what you should be doing to prepare yourself for this challenging and rewarding, career change. Then Steve interviews someone who truly [...]
Congratulations. You took the risk of launching your own your business and hopefully are well on your way to making your dreams come true. Unfortunately, your tax situation is likely to be more complicated as a self-employed person. Nicole Dulle, CPA, tax manager, GBQ Partners LLC is here to offer you a few tips to make filing your taxes headache free.
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Many people dream of starting and running a business of their own but often do not know HOW to start. Entering the small business field as an independent contractor, freelancer, sole proprietor, or consultant is not a single decision but a series of steps, each one bringing you closer to the day your enterprise is up and running, competing for customers, and making money.
How will you organize and register your business? What are the regulatory considerations? How will you protect your intellec [...]
This A to Z guide to hundreds of legitimate tax write-offs is like found money for businesses. Here are deductions you never heard about. Deductions your accountant forgot to ask you about. Deductions your software program got wrong. Deductions the IRS chose not to list on their tax forms. The IRS is not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take, and your accountant is not likely to take the time to ask you about every deduction you're entitled to. It's up to you. The savings can be [...]
As a self-employed individual, the last thought on your mind is keeping your data safe. Rather, your thoughts might be more focused on finding more clients, cutting costs or even on your daughter’s upcoming ballet recital. These thoughts are justified and understood, but there’s one area that’s vitally important that most likely your thoughts have [...]
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When Mandy and I built our “dream home” many years ago, we thought we would stay there forever.
But we all know how life changes unexpectedly at times – often when we don’t see it coming.
Crazily enough, Mandy and I made the bold and exciting decision to move a few hours away to Nashville, Tennessee a f [...]
“If I’m working ‘when I want to,’ how come it seems like I’m working all the time?!” If you’ve ever thought these words in your freelance or self-employment career, you’re not alone. Work-life balance can be difficult to create and maintain—especially when you’re the boss and the only one doing the work. In Juggling on a High Wire, author Laura Poole reveals the key ideas in defining and envisioning life balance, as well as easy-to-implement strategies for creating it. [...]
God Was Self Employed delivers a familiar message in an entirely new way. Through the use of scripture, the author delivers a straightforward message to those serious about finding freedom; whether it be through entrepreneurship or in any area of their life. The energy, passion and wit of the author comes alive in a message that will capture the hearts and minds of the reader. The thoughts are electric. These words are not a paint by numbers guide; instead these are lessons the author has learne [...]
"Justin Krane brings his crazy funny stories right to you. Look out.They all have simple money lessons in them. In Money. You Got This,Krane teaches you how to take control of your money to create the lifeyou want, on your terms."- Dorie Clark, CEO of Clark Strategic Communications, Author of Stand Out and Reinventing You.
"Justin Krane offers a series of mini-homilies aimed at anyone whose financial house is a mess, those who find themselves stuck in a money rut with no way out, and anyone [...]