Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith is a writer and business consultant for freelancers and entrepreneurs. In 2013 she quit her full-time accounting job to launch her blog, Careful Cents , which helps business owners tackle financial mountains. Connect with her in real time on Twitter @CarefulCents.

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Why small businesses should have an accountant on their team

Accountants are trusted advisors that can help manage your books and guide your business from a financial perspective. Here's why you need one on your team.

6 Essential Ways to Run Your Business More Efficiently

From payments to emergencies, there are many things you can do to run your business more efficiently. Learn five essential ways to improve efficiency.

What Is Cloud Accounting?

Cloud accounting is done online with information stored on remote servers. Read about the many benefits of online accounting and see if it's right for you.

Last-Minute Tax Guide and Infographic for Sole Proprietors

As a sole proprietor, your business and personal incomes are considered one and the same. Use this last-minute tax guide for your tax-filing process.

Achieve Your Financial Resolutions With These Mindfulness Techniques

Don't let your new year financial and business resolutions fall by the wayside. Start by using these four mindfulness techniques to stay organized and empowered.

7 Apps to De-Stress Your Business During the Holidays

The holidays can be very stressful, especially for small business owners. Here are a few ways to beat the stress and set yourself up for a successful new year.

How to Cut Health Insurance Costs When You’re Self-Employed

If you work for yourself, you're in charge of your own health insurance. Learn about some great resources to help you choose the best healthcare options.

7 Tips to Mitigate Fraud in Your Business

A typical small business loses about 5 percent of its annual revenue to fraud each year. Read on for 7 ways to protect your business from fraud.

What Happens When You Miss the Tax Deadline?

Find out what happens if you miss the tax deadline, including how to avoid late fees, set up a payment plan and get organized for next year.

How to File an Extension for Your 1099 Taxes

Think you'll miss the deadline to file taxes? Don't worry! See our guide to filing an extension on your 1099 taxes, and avoid a fine or a dreaded audit.

How to Increase Business Sales With Media Mentions

When it comes to increasing your small business' sales, marketing and promotion can go a long way. Learn the steps to take in order to grow your brand.

How to Prove Credit Worthiness When You’re Self-Employed

If you're self-employed, you know that proving your credit worthiness is not easy. Follow these 5 tips to make such things as applying for a loan easier.

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