Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a freelance writer specializing in career, self-development, and entrepreneurship topics. Her work has been published by outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, TIME, Inc., Mashable, and The Muse.


Managing payroll in professional services, retail & construction

Managing payroll is vital to the ongoing success of your business, but payroll laws can be confusing, particularly if you are in the professional services, retail or construction industry. This guide will help you navigate through payroll while staying compliant.

How to be more productive as a small business owner: 5 strategies to save time, do more, and focus on what matters


Best small business credit cards: 5 categories, 9 cards, and how to choose the one that’s right for you

We’ve rounded up the best small business credit cards in several different categories, as well as criteria to help you apply and choose.

Email marketing for small businesses: 5 benefits, 10 platforms & 17 best practices

Everything small business owners need to know about email marketing—including 5 benefits, 10 platforms, and 17 best practices for growth.

Social media marketing for small businesses: 22 bite-sized steps to master your strategy

For small businesses, social media marketing doesn’t need to be complex. This guide shares what platforms to use, how to craft a strategy, and how to measure progress.

65 small business ideas in 7 categories with 3 questions to help you decide

You’re motivated, excited, and (almost) ready. But, you’re also stumped. Discover 65 small business ideas and three must-answer questions to guide you.

The advantages and disadvantages of accepting credit cards for your small business

Considering accepting credit cards as a form of payment? Here are the pros and cons small business owners should know.

Common self-defeating beliefs and how to let them go from your mind, heart, and business

In business and in life, at least 5 common self-defeating beliefs hold us back. Here’s how to clean them out by replacing them with something better.

How female business owners can secure funding by overcoming the ‘confidence gap’

The odds are stacked against female business owners pursuing funding. Here’s how to demolish what many experts call the “confidence gap.”

Female entrepreneurs struggle to find business funding—here’s why

For women, startup funding isn't as easy to come by. But, why? We connected with successful female entrepreneurs to find out.

How to Calculate Payroll for Tipped Employees - Step by Step

Running payroll can be a daunting task for small businesses--especially businesses with tipped employees. Use this guide to learn if you’re eligible for tip credits and how to payroll for tipped employees.

How to fire a problem client

As a business owner, letting go of work seems counterintuitive. But, sometimes you need to fire a problem client. Here's how.

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