Katherine Gustafson is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, who loves writing about small business and entrepreneurship. Her first book, Change Comes to Dinner, explores the way entrepreneurs and other visionaries—from greenhouse innovators to no-till wheat farmers—are changing the business of food.
on March 6, 2014
Making estimated tax payments comes with the territory when you strike out on your own. If business is predictable, it’s easy enough to send the IRS a set amount on a quarterly basis. But if your income fluctuates throughout the year, how do you ensure you d…Read » Views: 2,263
on March 5, 2014
Kimberly Palmer is a successful author and personal-finance writer for U.S. News and World Report. But that didn’t stop her from becoming an entrepreneur as well. Looking to increase her family’s income and financial security, she launched a side business …Read » Views: 1,702
on February 11, 2014
When GetRichSlowly.org founder J.D. Roth quit his job selling cardboard boxes for his family business in 2008 to run his website full-time, he was faced with a new financial challenge: fluctuating income.
Like many self-employed professionals, Roth (pictured)…Read » Views: 1,617
on February 11, 2014
Nexus, also called “sufficient physical presence,” is a legal term that refers to the requirement for companies doing business in a state to collect and pay tax on sales in that state. For example, if you sell goods or services in Los Angeles, you must fil…Read » Views: 2,006
on January 13, 2014
Motivating your employees can be a complex task. As Forbes contributor Glenn Llopis notes, money isn’t the only thing that can light a fire under people. And, besides, raises aren’t always possible, so it’s smart to pursue other options.
A study publish…Read » Views: 853
on January 6, 2014
Small-business owners like you have to juggle a lot of balls, and keeping them all in the air is one of the biggest challenges of running your own show. Resolving to “get more organized” in the new year is about as effective as saying you’re going to “…Read » Views: 947
on December 30, 2013
When it comes to starting businesses, women are running circles around men. Female entrepreneurs have been hanging their shingles at a higher rate than men for the past two decades and will create over half of the 9.72 million new jobs in small business that a…Read » Views: 1,548
on December 27, 2013
A personal touch can boost client loyalty, referrals, and overall business success. John Kralik’s story proves this: With everything going wrong in his life and his work, he decided to spend a year writing a thank-you note a day.
Kralik wrote to everyone fr…Read » Views: 2,045