Starting & Managing A Business

Advice and strategies to help you succeed.

Pricing Strategy

6 Different Pricing Strategies: Which Is Right for Your Business?

The right pricing strategy will maximize your profits, and the wrong one can really hurt your business. Find out which one is perfect for yo

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Taxes

How to Prepare A 1099 When You Employ Independent Contractors

If you employ independent contractors, you're required to prepare 1099s for each worker for tax purposes. Here's everything you need to know

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Bookkeeping

Small Business Accounting Checklist and Infographic: 21 Things to Do and When to Do Them

See the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting tasks that are important for all small businesses. Also find important tax d

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Professional

Complete List of Self-Employed Expenses and Tax Deductions

Self-employed professionals and freelancers face unique tax challenges. Learn how deductions can help to save money.

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Growing Your Business

How to Identify and Attract Customers

Find customers and generate business with these proven strategies. You may realize there's more you can do without breaking the bank.

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Raising Capital

12 Different Ways to Fund Your New Business

When banks won't loan you money, you may need to think outside the box when it comes to funding. Here are 12 unique and creative ways to fun

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Freelancer

Business Mileage Demystified: Save More Money Now

Keeping diligent records of work-related mileage could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings a year for self-employed and small b

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Financial Management

Free Cash Flow Statement Template, Example and Guide

The cash flow statement tracks where & when money enters & exits a business. Read on to see our free template, example and guide to cash flo

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Compliance & Licensing

How to Navigate the Rules and Regulations That Affect Your Business

From business licenses and permits to zoning laws and insurance, make sure your business is compliant from the very beginning.

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Business Planning

7 Elements Of A Business Plan

7 elements of a business plan that will help you to plan and succeed.

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Bookkeeping

5 Simple Ways to Create a Balance Sheet

A balance sheet can be calculated every month, quarter or half-year to create a view of a company's net worth. Learn how to create a balance

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