5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know about Banking

As an entrepreneur, you need to begin establishing your business as its own entity as quickly as possible. For the small business owner, part of this process is setting up your banking.

It’s not as simple as walking in and asking for an account, though. Here are 5 things you … Read More...

Bloggers: Do You Need a Virtual Assistant?

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For me, one of the biggest challenges of blogging has always been the social media. Submitting to social bookmarking sites can be time-consuming and tedious. And I hate doing it. However, as a professional blogger, it’s not something I can ignore. So I spent right around 45 minutes a day … Read More...

How Much Should You Pay a Web Developer?

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While it’s tempting to go cheap when it comes to web development, doing everything yourself, sometimes it makes sense to hire a knowledgeable web developer.

The boxes below shows average rates for a sampling of web development skills.  For a full rate breakdown by technical skill and geography, check out

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5 Tips for Designing a Logo for Your Business

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While working on my journalism degree, I was required to take a class in graphic design. One of the assignments was to create a logo. The instructor wanted us to have an idea of the basic principles of graphic design, for those of us who might go on to create … Read More...

Should You Be Coworking?

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One of the things I love about freelancing is that I can work from anywhere. I can take my laptop down to the coffee shop if I want a change of scene. I can do work from anywhere in the world.

When I travel, even though I could hole up … Read More...

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Entrepreneurial Startup

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Many entrepreneurs start out on a shoestring, hoping that they can make some money, even though they don’t have a whole lot of it to begin with. A startup needs to cut costs where it can, and channel its meager funds toward building a successful business.

If you are looking … Read More...

5 Traits of Successful Home Business Owners

The dream of working from home and being your own boss is a strong one. After all, the image that comes to mind is that of working in your pajamas, after getting up whenever you feel like it.

While there are some days that I can sleep in and there … Read More...

How to Make Your Freelance Writer Happy

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One of the best things you can do for your blog is to keep your freelance writer happy. If you have regular freelance writers working for you, it’s a good idea to consider how you can build a good working relationship with them.

Pay Them What They’re Worth

Nothing says … Read More...

6 Tips for Writing Better Blog Content

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One of most important things you can do as you build a blog, whether the blog is for your business or the business is your blog, is to write better content. You don’t have to be a perfect writer to produce good content.

As you consider how to improve your … Read More...

1099 vs W-2: How should classify your workers?

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When you own a business, eventually you need to hire someone to help you out. What you need to decide then is whether or not you are hiring an employee, who will need to be issued a W-2 at the end of the year, or an independent contractor, who might … Read More...

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