Stephanie Taylor Christensenhttp://www.stephanietaylorchristensen.com
Stephanie Taylor Christensen is a former financial services marketer who brings more than a decade of experience in marketing and writing to her career as a full-time freelance writer and small business owner.
on November 11, 2014
Claiming the tax deduction for business-related mileage can reduce your t ax burden, but ensuring that you realize true value from this benefit requires careful record keeping. (In fact, the IRS explicitly asks whether you have written documentation of mileage…Read » Views: 3,728
on October 14, 2014
Although the 2013 Small Business Taxation Survey released by the the National Small Business Association (NSBA) estimates that 84 percent of small-business owners turn to accountants for help pertaining to tax matters, hiring an accountant, even in a limited …Read » Views: 2,520
on May 13, 2014
When your small business outgrows your original vision or your target market shifts, rebranding may be in order. But updating your image and messaging can be risky. So, how do you alter your approach without damaging your reputation or losing customers?
Intui…Read » Views: 8,429
on March 17, 2014
Tax season may not be your favorite time of year, but it can provide a catalyst for identifying and addressing any financial missteps you’ve taken over the past year.
Here are four common financial mistakes that small-business owners make — and some exper…Read » Views: 2,806
on March 10, 2014
You identified your target audience when you drafted your business plan, but perhaps since then the market has shifted in ways you didn’t anticipate. In fact, the customers you originally sought may differ greatly from those you attract today.
How do you kn…Read » Views: 3,120
on February 20, 2014
Cut flowers account for an estimated $7 billion to $8 billion in annual sales by florists nationwide. Despite the wealth of opportunity that figure seemingly represents for budding businesses, entrepreneurs have to compete with behemoth online retailers like F…Read » Views: 5,030
on February 12, 2014
Digital videos can be an inexpensive way to transform your brand, reach a broader audience, and promote your products or services. But where, exactly, should you make your content available to reap those benefits?
Naturally, the potential impact of any market…Read » Views: 6,287
on January 31, 2014
Costs associated with employees are among the biggest expenses you may bear as a small-business owner — and there’s no guarantee you’ll get a return on your investment from them.
So, when hiring, how do you figure out which candidates will be able to …Read » Views: 5,489