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5 Tax Issues for Gig Economy Workers

If it seems there are more freelancers in the marketplace now, that’s because there are. In the past twenty years, the “gig economy” has grown by 27% more than traditional employment. Whether you work a side hustle to a salaried job, or put together a full-time income with a...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017

How Microlending Can Help You Start A Business

If you want to start a business, you’ve probably thought of using your savings, asking friends and family for help, putting expenses on your credit card, and applying for a traditional bank loan. The first two options work well, provided you’ve got a little socked away and your...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

The Keys To Finding The Right Tech Talent

Although the job market is full of eager applicants, we are still in an era where companies of all shapes and sizes have to compete intensely to hire exceptional tech talent. Competing for tech talent has always been intense because there is a massive imbalance between the number...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017

6 Ways To Keep Your Sanity When Youre Working Two Jobs

Thinking about starting your own business or taking on a second job? You’re in luck. As part of the GOBankingRates’ Best Money Expert competition, we asked today’s top finance experts this question: What is the No. 1 thing you wish someone had told you before...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Small Business: Why You Should Use a Statement of Work

Statements of work may sound like something only large companies should use, but they are increasingly important for  small business owners  as well. Sure, the breadth and volume of work you do may be more modest than a bigger provider, but there’s equal potential for ambiguity,...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Want To Build Your Dream Career In 2017? Financial Goals For Getting Started

Have a dream? Don’t let practicality crush it. In fact, use that practicality to feed your dream and turn it into reality. Most dream careers require money, time, and other serious investments. One of the most important is money, which isn’t something you can orchestrate out of...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

7 Ways To Use Design Thinking To Innovate Your Business

Although design thinking was originally for AI, design engineering, and architecture, I see how it becomes an excellent process for me to incorporate in my own organization. As a female leader, I am continually seeking out alternative ways to address certain issues and strategies...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

Reduce Transaction Costs In Your Small Business

Building a profitable small business is challenging. In fact, keeping a business solvent at all over time is even harder than most people realize; according to recent research, nearly 96 percent of all small businesses fail within ten years. While there are numerous reasons for...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017

Why Your Brick And Mortar Store Needs To Accept Mobile Payments

Both mobile payment technology and acceptance is on the rise. Business Insider predicts that by the end of 2020, brick and mortar mobile payment users will reach a whopping 150 million. Apple pay and other digital wallets have set the stage for mobile payments . If you’re not...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Small Business Trend Predictions For 2017

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Since we’ve already entered a new year, I hope that you’ve been making your goals in  preparing for 2017 . Sure, you may not finish or complete every goal but your goal will put you in a...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017