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Meet Kali, Founder of Creative Advisor Marketing, Who Made the Switch from Spreadsheets to Easy Cloud Accounting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:50 +0000

Kali Hawlk manages her rapidly growing marketing firm on FreshBooks, a simple cloud accounting solution. Here’s her story. I entered the world of entrepreneurship in late 2016. For most of the year, I straddled the line between a working a full-time marketing job and running my business, Creative Advisor Marketing, on the side. It wasn’t until […]

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Great Read: Tim Ferriss’s Tribe of Mentors

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:59:22 +0000

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss offers a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world’s top performers. Being a small business owner – or indeed any kind of leader – can be a lonely activity. Oftentimes, as a leader, you’re staring down problems that weren’t exactly covered in your school curriculum. […]

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Time for the Cloud? The State of the Small Business Accounting Universe [Quiz + eBook]

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:00:41 +0000

Discover how effective your small business accounting solution today really is. Is it time for change? Your business may be small, but you’ve got a mighty impact on the economy in more ways than one. You create jobs and you represent a significant number of small businesses in the US. But while you may thrive […]

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Don’t Boil the Ocean: Why Too Much Project Planning is a Bad Thing

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:54 +0000

Instead of obsessing about how much time you spend planning projects, perhaps it’s time you focused on the quality of planning? As a small business owner, you’re likely your own project planner and manager, while also juggling many other roles. You probably understand how planning contributes toward project and business success. If not, consider that […]

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Advice from a Freelance Writer: “It’s Not You. It’s Your Accounting Software”

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:13 +0000

I had blamed my accounting incompetence on the fact that I was a wordsmith, not a math whiz. Nope. I was just using the wrong accounting software. I knew I had a problem long before I took action. Invoices I created would often vanish in the system. Without digging through my bank account, I had […]

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Don’t Wait to Arm Yourself with the Right Accounting Software

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:35 +0000

Accounting software may not be the startup cost that revs your engines. But it’s one all small business owners should invest in. When you’re starting a small business, there are a lot of costs to consider. From the tools of your trade to marketing tools (like a website), office or coworking space to technology, the […]

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Small Businesses: How the US Tax Reform Might Impact You

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:15:30 +0000

As the U.S. Senate considers their version of a tax reform bill, many small businesses are wondering how they’re likely to be impacted. We don’t yet know for sure what will be included in the final legislation or when provisions of any new rules will go into effect. But we can take a look at […]

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Master the Key Elements of Effective Project Planning Today

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:00:21 +0000

The success of your projects depend on proper project planning. But, what exactly does effective project planning look like? Project planning is crucial for project success, but it does not exist in a vacuum. It’s part of the project management cycle that consists of four distinct phases: initiation, planning, execution, and closure. Planning is essential […]

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9 Ways Accurate Accounting Can Increase Your Business’ Value

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:08 +0000

You know your company needs accurate accounting to make tax time more manageable, but did you know that it can also increase the value to your clients? Just like a healthy diet can make a person look more attractive on the outside, healthy back office procedures can help your business look better to outsiders – […]

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2017 Wrap-Up: 7 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Savvy Freelancers

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:00:16 +0000

As the end of the year rolls in, you probably wish you had a CFO who could provide you with tax tips or magically handle all your books, year-end tax planning and budgeting. But for both freelancers and small business owners, wrapping up the year-end finances is just another thing to add to an already […]

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