Category Archives: Money & Finances

3 Ways To Get The Right Help For Your Small Business by @yolandafacio

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Yolanda A. Facio | Featured Contributor The fastest way to lose money, when working with outside help, is to give your outside help the wrong things to work on. If you want to make sure that your outside help, virtual assistant, marketing consultant, or even web designer is providing consistently productive help, you need to…

5 Tips For Managing Income When Taking Time Off For Parental Leave by @MollyMersonMFT

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by Molly Merson MFT | Featured Contributor You’re a successful woman who’s put her creative energy into her work, her education, her imagination and action. You’ve had plenty of kids already—in the form of employees, clients, and people you mentor. People look up to you. You’re appreciated and respected. But when you’re someone like me,…

Warning: Don’t Hire Anyone Till You Do These Four Things by @smartstep

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by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor It’s pretty hard to listen to any small business advice without the topic of getting help coming up. Many business guru’s promote adding employees and independent contractors as soon as possible. I, however, am here to tell you it’s time to slam on the brakes.  Hiring when not ready…

Building Your Dream Home With Out Breaking The Bank by @simple_decor

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by Maria Brittis | Featured Contributor Dreaming of building a beautiful home, but think you can’t afford one. We’ll with a little leg work and research it can be done. You soon will discover that there are quality builders out there that will not charge a premium to build your home. Especially in a hot…

Why You Need to Spend More Money on Your Wardrobe by @theWardrobeCode

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by Nicole Longstreath  | Featured Contributor Building a wardrobe on a budget might sound appealing to bootstrapping business owners, but budget labels are killing your image. Straight up. As online business trailblazers, we’ve spent so much money on websites, graphics, coaching, business cards, conferences, retreats and everything else under the sun to help make our…

4 Easy Steps To Eliminate HIgh Cost Items in Your Business by @VizionsCon

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by DeKesha C. Williams  | Featured Contributor Today a great question came across the American Express platform and it made me think of YOU first.  Small business owners have to look at cost on a daily basis because funds are limited in the beginning.   Ameer asked a great question about eliminating cost and restructuring…

3 Ways to Increase Your Net Worth by @SarupaShah

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by Sarupa Shah | Featured Contributor In heart centered discussions there is much said about net worth, wealth consciousness and prosperity. Maybe you have read about the truth that the universe is abundant? Yet from all that is read often very little is truly understood and applied and as the saying goes, it’s not what…

How to Get Through a Tax Audit by @deborahsweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor No matter how big or small the company is, there is nothing more frightening for a business than being audited. Auditors are the small business bogeymen, and everyone has a story about a friend of a friend who was hit with an audit and wound up paying out the…

How to Raise Capital for Your Small Business the Smart Way by @deborahsweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Money is the lifeblood of business. It doesn’t matter how passionate you are or how good your idea is, if you don’t have any money, your business is dead in the water. Now, I understand that talking candidly about money can be considered a bit taboo. Income and budgets…

Take 5 Minutes To Find Out If You Should Charge More! By @KellyMcCormick_

by Kelly McCormick | Feature Contributor Could This Be You? “I’m not making enough money!”  Who hasn’t uttered that statement once or twice? Here’s the thing. If you’re doing a lot of work, without seeing a significant increase in your bank balance, you could be undercharging. You’re Not Alone In my experience there are many…