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Examples of Business Proposals Mistakes

In a previous article, we talked about some best practices of business proposals layout and structure, and how to lay them out correctly. This article is geared for small businesses and freelancers who do sales and write proposals. Your proposal should layout exactly what you’re delivering plus the game plan for project management. Your business proposal should inform the possible client and excite them to give you money. Example of Business Proposals Mistakes Simple misspellings &

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A story of being a Mom Entrepreneur and living abroad, CultureBaby.com

If you like stories about foreign countries, first-time parenting and entpreneurship you’ll love this interview. I look at the websites of every new signup at LessAccounting, and I’m often amazed at all the cool things our customers are doing. I ran across Natalia’s ecommerce site, CultureBaby, a month or two ago and reached out to her and I decided to email Natalia to learn more about her business. So meet Natalia, founder of CultureBaby, and self-proclaimed “nap-time entrepreneur,”

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How to Keep Outstanding Invoices from Killing Your Business

In a previous article, I talked about how to deal with unpaid/overdue invoices, but outstanding invoices are not technically late…yet. Outstanding invoices are unpaid but not quite late. As a business owner and guardian of the cash flow, you don’t want these outstanding invoices to become unpaid invoices, so let’s figure out how we can prevent that from happening. An outstanding invoice is a cash flow issue waiting to happen, especially for freelancers. I’m going to write this

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5 often missed tax deductions for small businesses

Taxpayers are usually hustling to finish their tax returns at the last minute. So, get a jump on tax season and check out these five deductions to keep in mind. One thing to note is that deductions (as opposed to credits) can only be taken if you are itemizing your deductions. Alright, now that you know, onto the missed tax deductions! Lifetime Learning Credit There’s no class too small. Want to take a class on

The Tax Deductions Every Sole Proprietor Should Know

Tax deductions every sole proprietor should know. While tax law is complicated, the benefit of utilizing tax deductions is simple. The more legitimate deductions you’re able to claim, the less tax you pay. As a sole proprietor, using a majority of their business earnings as income, these are some of the small business deductions you should know: Home Office Deduction Many sole proprietors mistakenly fear that claiming the business use of their home will instantly result in

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How to Write a Better Project Proposal

In a previous articles, we learned how writing an effective business proposalstarts with setting a clear expectation for a client & how to avoid Common Proposal Mistakes. Let’s continue to dig into this topic. Someone that can write effective project proposals probably learned from their past mistakes in client communications. Here are some of the most awesome names in web design and development giving their tips on how to write a project proposal. Industry Experts Tips On

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Summer Vacations – How to Save $$$ on Travel

As entrepreneurs it’s vital for you to take time off from your business. Working all day, all week is not sustainable. Here’s how Allan took an 18 day workcation to Costa Rica. Read on to learn ways to save money on your next vacation. The sun is shining, the water’s warm, and more than likely, there’s a summer vacation on your agenda. Getting away from it all is a summer tradition, but too many people fail

Building Brand Loyalty

Building Brand Loyalty We live in a fast-moving world. We work in an industry that focuses on metrics, conversion, high-profit margins, automation, scaling and data. We struggle to connect with our customers on a personal level. “Hi, I’m a real person here to help you.” …This is rarely how a piece of software or customer support makes you feel. This doesn’t happen because it’s hard to scale and it’s harder to automate. …But when a company does

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An Example of Brand Personality

We live in a fast-moving world. We work in an industry that focuses on metrics, conversion, high profit margins, automation, scaling and data. We struggle to connect with our customers on a personal level. “Hi, I’m a real person here to help you.” …This is rarely how a piece of software or customer support makes you feel. This doesn’t happen because it’s hard to scale and it’s harder to automate. …But when a company does make you

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Choosing Fonts, Designing Web Text for Beginners

If you’re new to design, this article will teach you the basics of fonts. If you’re a full-time designer, you already know a lot of this stuff, but you may see something new here. There are many “places” to use fonts. Headlines, headers, sub headers, paragraphs, call to action buttons (and logos, but we’re not talking logo design.) All have different purposes but the first and most important of the criteria to consider is “readability.”

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