Management

20 Apps and Tools to Manage Business Cash Flow on the Go

By Anna Eschenburg Staying on top of the financial health of your business while you’re on the road isn’t easy. Did that much anticipated late payment from a client come in yet? How’s your inventory tracking? What about cash flow?…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How to Write a Kickass Proposal (and Win More Business)

Writing a proposal is an art that any freelancer or small business must master. Whether you’re competing for work on sites like ELance or oDesk or submitting a proposal to a client offline, this is your opportunity to shine and…

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Management, Money

6 Ways You May Be Undercharging for Your Work & How to Fix It

Whether you’re selling handmade goods on Etsy, pricing out a new contracting job, or selling your freelance services – underselling the worth of your products and services is a common problem in the small business world. Why? When small businesses…

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Management, Money

6 Ways Your Freelance Contract Can Get You Cash

If you’re a freelancer then you’ll know that getting paid on time is critical. But did you know you can use your contract to protect yourself and nail down everything related to money? Earlier this summer, Freelancers Union and Vinay…

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Money

6 Ways to Ease the Burden of Paying Estimated Taxes

Estimated taxes are hard to pay at the best of times – none of us enjoys handing over one third of our hard-earned income to Uncle Sam each tax quarter – but what do you do if you can’t pay…

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Money

How to Deduct Interest Payments on Small Business Debt

It costs money to run a business. Thankfully, the tax code works in favor of small businesses in the form of tax deductions. From the overheads involved in running a home office to the expenses incurred on the road, there…

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Money

Understanding COGS: Save Money on Taxes and Improve Profits

If your small business sells any kind of product, whether as a manufacturer or a reseller, having a keen eye on the “cost of goods sold” (COGS) can make a big difference to both your taxable income and business profits.…

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Management

7 Signs That It’s Time to Walk Away From a Client

Small business owners, especially those of us who are starting out, frequently live in fear that every client is going to be our last. Invariably, we are prone to hit the panic button and gladly accept any client that comes…

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Money

10 Ways to Streamline Your Business Purchases

How does your small business’ purchasing measure up? Whether you’re making capital expenditures or buying supplies and materials are you planning those purchases as well as you could? When it comes to running a business efficiently, purchasing is often neglected,…

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Money

5 Ways to Get More Cash Flow Out of Your Business

Cash flow is king for small business owners. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just secured your biggest customer or your first six figure sales deal, without cash to pay the bills, yourself, and your employees, you may as well shut…

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