Tag Archives: Advice

9 Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Are you a numbers person?

Some small business owners love going over their books — after all, it’s their personal scorecard of how well the business is doing. Others dread dealing with numbers or get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they neglect their bookkeeping. Whether you love it or hate it, good bookkeeping is Continue reading

Is It Time To Raise Your Prices?

Are you braver than Amazon?

Amazon made news in April when the e-commerce giant announced plans to raise the price of its annual Prime membership to $119, up from $99. A $20 annual increase works out to less than $2 a month, which certainly isn’t much, especially when you consider that it Continue reading

Can You Answer These 10 Basic Money Questions?

April was Financial Literacy Month—which means 30 days dedicated to more financial literacy than most of us ever got growing up.

Only 17 states require that students take a personal finance course to graduate from high school, a number that’s barely budged in Continue reading

How Much Time & Money Does TSheets Time Tracking Actually Save?

We say it all the time, “TSheets saves you time and money!” But exactly how much?

To get to the bottom of things, we surveyed 924 businesses that use TSheets for time tracking, payroll, and/or invoicing. Here’s what we found Continue reading

What to Do If You Are the Subject of a Tax Investigation?

Few things are quite as daunting as receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service informing you that you or your business is the subject of a tax investigation. Even if you’re convinced your tax returns are accurate and have been filed on time then the process can still be stressful, but if you have a suspicion there could be Continue reading

New Tax Law Offers Many Perks for Self-Employed

The tax reform law overhauls the Internal Revenue Code and provides broad tax relief to workers, families and businesses of all sizes.  Beginning in Tax Year 2018, tax rates are lowered for individual and business taxpayers and various tax deductions and credits are changed up.  A typical family of four earning $73,000 a year could receive Continue reading

4 Habits That Helped Me Spend More Time With My Family & Still Build a Successful Business

It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even recently admitted in a CNN interview that she willingly gave up her Continue reading

Business Insurance: The Safety Net Your Small Business Needs

Do you have insurance for your small business? If not, you’re not alone. Fewer than three in 10 small business owners in a recent survey by Manta and Insureon have a business owner’s policy, the basic business insurance that covers general liability insurance and commercial property insurance to protect you from Continue reading

6 Tips to Build an Emergency Fund for Your Business

What happens if your clients don’t pay you on time or your computers go down and you need to buy a new suite? Business emergencies aren’t uncommon, and whether they result from physical theft, digital theft, natural disasters, or other emergencies, their cost can be Continue reading

Trim Small Business Expenses: 6 Things to Do This Week

As an entrepreneur, you know that launching a small business from square one is a daunting, years-long task.

“The entrepreneur who creates a mobile app that is wildly popular overnight [is] a miracle story, not a success story,” writes Startups.co founder and CEO Wil Schroter. “Don’t ever use that as Continue reading

Local Business Marketing: It’s Time To Rethink Word Of Mouth

How comfortable would you feel if your entire Google search history was suddenly made public to your friends and family? You’d probably be somewhere on the spectrum of slightly uncomfortable and completely mortified.

During my time working in the search industry, part of my job entailed conducting in-depth research on how people search Continue reading

5 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

As a leader, you’ve proven your ability to deliver for your company. Whether it’s generating incredible sales numbers, finding beneficial financing, crafting a clear strategic vision, or creating an effective marketing campaign, you’ve shown that you can contribute to revenue and growth. The other critical piece of your role is managing your team, which might not be something you learned about in school or at previous jobs.

Some of managing a team comes down to common sense, but what Continue reading