When I ended my marketing company in 2014, I didn’t know my next career step. I was open to the possibilities of working as an employee for another company, starting a new venture, working with business founders as a freelancer, or doing something completely different in the nonprofit arena. It turns out freelancing would initially choose me. Within a month of closing down the company I had eight projects on my plate from organizational leaders
If you’re a small business owner or solo freelancer, there aren’t five layers of staff between you and your clients. You probably deal with your clients directly. Some of them are easy to work with, but others are…problems. Why? What makes a client difficult to deal with? Identifying the problem areas between you and your client means you might be able to fix them. Client Micromanagment Nothing drives a freelancer insane quicker than micromanagement from
The home office tax deduction is real. You’ve probably never used it, but you’ve heard of it because your buddy said his former college roommate who started a web design studio in his basement uses it. But whether you work at home for someone else or for yourself, you may qualify for this deduction. However, the IRS does have rules, and two of their keywords are “exclusively” and “regularly.” In other words, the workspace you
Small Business Tax Deductions Explained Tired of doing your own books? Schedule A Free Bookkeeping Consultation Now As a sole proprietor or founder of a small business, it can be difficult to navigate the waters of the IRS annual to take maximum advantage of the small business tax deductions available. Though you can and should utilize the services of tax professionals and software, it is always good to have a basic knowledge of your own.
In 2015, the Wright family of Wilmington, North Carolina, opened a small business, a coffee shop with a staff determined to make a go of it. A full list of specialty coffee drinks and a menu featuring breakfast and lunch items got the new venture off to a good start, but there was much more to the story. Bitty & Beau’s is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They’ve since expanded, opening a shop