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Direct Sales: Perfect Job for Stay-At-Home-Moms?

Direct Sales: Perfect Job for Stay-At-Home-Moms? 1

Since becoming a parent, I’ve been noticing just how many of my fellow stay-at-home-mothers are supplementing their income through direct sales jobs. We’ve all had some experience with one of these companies—either going to a makeup or candle or scrapbooking party, having a friend become a consultant, or even going to one of the big … Read moreDirect Sales: Perfect Job for Stay-At-Home-Moms?

5 Guidelines for Deducting Entertainment Expenses from Your Small Business

5 Guidelines for Deducting Entertainment Expenses from Your Small Business 4

It can be tempting to chalk up all your entertainment expenses as business expenditures but you must resist the temptation or face the music from the IRS. Small business expenses do have rules and if you break them, you could find yourself in tax trouble. Entertainment expenses including those for meals out are sometimes the … Read more5 Guidelines for Deducting Entertainment Expenses from Your Small Business

6 Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money

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Running a small business requires some serious frugality when it comes to expenses. Especially if your business is relatively new, you want to make sure you are getting the most for your money while still being able to put some aside for savings. This can often be difficult when we get into old spending routines, … Read more6 Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money

Extra Income and Business Ideas for College Students

Extra Income and Business Ideas for College Students 16

It’s never too early to start thinking about earning extra income. A good job is hard to find in this economy, so it’s not a bad idea to embrace the concept of building multiple income streams as a career. Here are 7 extra income ideas geared toward college students and recent graduates. Photo by Peter … Read moreExtra Income and Business Ideas for College Students

How to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

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When you run a small business it may not pay at first to hire an accountant to help you keep your money straight. As your business begins to flourish it may become necessary to have a professional number cruncher on your side. Unless you are particularly good with numbers, tax laws, and business finances you … Read moreHow to Hire an Accountant for Your Business

5 Business Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed

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Like anything else in life, business ownership comes with ups and downs. But an entrepreneurial spirit can help you see ways around obstacles and reduce downsides of owning your own business. Entrepreneurs see opportunity where others see risk — often because they take steps to manage risk or because they define risk in different ways. … Read more5 Business Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed

The 10 Worst Things About Owning Your Own Business

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Let’s face it, being a business owner requires a specific type of personality and an unmatched level of passion and drive. Not many people have what it takes to start their own business and be successful. That said, it’s doubtful anyone who owns their own business would trade it for anything. Nothing beats being your … Read moreThe 10 Worst Things About Owning Your Own Business

Shoestring Entrepreneurship: Dave Ramsey’s Guide For Startups

Shoestring Entrepreneurship: Dave Ramsey's Guide For Startups 27

Starting a business on a budget is no easy task. There’s always a product, gadget, gimmick, or location that someone’s willing to convince you that you need — the worst part is when you’re convincing yourself. After signing papers on my own space last Tuesday, I’m right in the thick of it, but got some … Read moreShoestring Entrepreneurship: Dave Ramsey’s Guide For Startups