Erin Osterhaus

Erin Osterhaus

Erin Osterhaus is a finance writer with Intuit QuickBooks. Her work has been featured on TechRepublic, Yahoo Small Business, and


How to sell on Etsy: A guide to selling handmade goods online

Do you produce items that would be perfect for Etsy? Read how to start an Etsy store and set up a successful online shop to generate money from day one.

2021 complete list of small business tax deductions

Small business tax deductions will help you save money for your business. Refer to our complete list of tax deductions to find ways to save more money.

How to run a profit margin analysis for your small business

Understanding how to calculate the different types of profit-margin analyses will help you know how your business is doing compared to the competition.

What are assets? Ten financial terms for small business owners

Managing finances can be one of the toughest and most frustrating aspects of running a business. Here are 10 financial terms to help conquer the basics.

8 time management tips to grow your small business

Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business. Yet there are never more than 24 hours in a day. Some entrepreneurs respond to this fact of life with focus and purpose. Others freak out. Here are 8 tips for effectively managing your time.

Small business tax deductions: What to claim and how to claim it

Every year your business is eligible for tax deductions. If you are self-employed, the standard deduction may not get the maximum return. Learn more.

Bookkeeping basics for your small business

Balanced books may not be sexy, but they provide business owners with the data they need to make smart decisions. Learn how to balance your books.

Form 1040X instructions: An overview for small business owners

Perhaps one of scariest parts taxes is the worry of making a mistake. Use this instruction to guide you through form 1040X and amend your filing.

Pros and cons of ArtFire and other handmade online marketplaces

Etsy is no longer the only online marketplace available to artists and artisans. Take a look at the alternatives to see where to sell your creations.

How to use door hangers to generate sales for your small business

Break even analysis: How to calculate your business’s profitability

In order to conduct your own break-even analysis, you’ll need three pieces of information. Monthly fixed costs, variable cost and average price per unit

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