Madeleine Somerville

Madeleine Somerville

Madeleine Somerville is a writer, blogger, and the author of All You Need Is Less. She has written for outlets both in print and online, including The Guardian, Earth911, Yahoo!Shine, TreeHugger, SheKnows, and Pure Green Magazine. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her four-year-old daughter and writes at


Sell It, Move It, Gift It, Keep it: 10 Ways to Deal With Last Year’s Inventory

Don’t be left with old stock that you need to get rid of. Here we share 10 of the best ways to deal with old inventory while also benefitting your business.

3 women taking on competitive, male-dominated industries—and killing It

Three small-business owners demonstrate why it’s never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur.

How female entrepreneurs can hack the pygmalion effect to their advantage

By taking notes from a decades-old principle, female entrepreneurs can toss gendered expectations out the window and increase their business performance.

6 best time tracking apps for freelancers

Outsource your reporting with these six time-tracking apps designed to make your record-keeping quicker to complete and more accurate than ever.

Why Optimism Is a Double-Edged Sword for Entrepreneurs

When Baremetrics CEO Josh Pigford realized that his company was mere weeks away from insolvency, he needed to take drastic steps to stay the course.

Here’s Some Timeless Business Advice: Be the Best and Charge Accordingly

Learn how entrepreneur Jason Grubb started two successful businesses with the same pricing strategy: be the best and charge accordingly.

The 1099 Form, Explained and Annotated

Simple Instructions for 1099s: Which Type to Use, When to Use Them, and How to Fill Them Out.

How Alaia Williams Built a Successful Business by Diversifying

If you want to run a one-person business, you need to consider diversifying your products and services. Learn from one of the best.

How One Etsy Seller Made the Leap from Side Project to Small Business

Quitting your day job to start an Etsy business is an intimidating prospect. Learn how one entrepreneur manages the fun and stress of working for herself.

Smooth Sailing: How a Ship Surveyor Successfully Navigated the World of Entrepreneurship

The leap from employed to self-employed is a milestone. Learn how one entrepreneur successfully made the transition.

Setting the Record Straight: How to Grow an Inventory-Based Subscription Business

When it comes to inventory management, the “finger in the wind” strategy doesn’t work.

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