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Boosting your income through a side business gives you increased security and career flexibility. But, keeping track of expenses and filing a Schedule C is a pain. If you’re looking for a simple app that allows you to track revenue, expenses, and even deductible mileage, then consider using Everlance. Everlance tracks small business expenses and […]
Many individuals I have encountered in my career view a job at a non-profit as something you do once you’ve made your money in the ‘for profit’ sector and are ready to give back. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth, and while profit is obviously not the main objective in the non-profit sector, it […]
At the Spring 2016 Finovate Conference, startups and established companies from around the world debuted their latest products to a packed audience. More than 50 companies presented their newest devices, software and more. Finovate has been the starting point for many of today’s common financial services, such as robo advisors and online budgeting tools. So […]
Yes, you read that right – I sold a blog that I built in my spare time for $11,000, and I’m so excited that I did! The whole process – from creating the website to the sale itself was a bit of a fluke, but I’ve received several questions about how I was able to find a […]
If you’ve ever thought of starting a business, franchising has probably crossed your mind. Franchising can be a great opportunity for highly motivated people since everything needed for success is already neatly packaged for potential owners. There are a plethora of franchises available so the problem can be knowing which one to choose. If you’ve […]
There’s no better time than college to start a business. You’re old enough to apply for a credit card without help from your mom (ahh, the bane of every high school wantrepreneur), but you’re still young enough that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. In college, having a side business that brings […]
When someone is considering buying a product or service aligned with what your business has to offer what do you want them to think of? You. Your company. Your business. After all, the more clientele you can take on the stronger, better and more profitable your business will become. If you want to leave this […]
Everyone wants to create something thing they can call their own and be able to inspire others to follow on your footsteps. Take the example of Mark Zuckerberg; he started something that went on to become a household name and earned him billions of dollars. Isn’t it just fascinating? Imagine creating something that can be […]
Isn’t it funny how much the world changes in such a short amount of time? Just ten years ago landing a job and climbing the corporate ladder was a sign that you had made it. But today the emphasis is put on becoming an entrepreneur more than ever. There’s just one little problem with this……… […]
Most of the time, when people thinking about employees stealing from their jobs, they think of people raiding the supply closet and bringing home boxes of pens and piles of legal pads. However, there’s an even more costly form of fraud happening at businesses of all sizes across the country: payroll fraud. Payroll fraud is […]
The Nexus 6 is one of the largest smartphones available on the market today. As such it has gain a large amount of attention. All types of individuals have shown interest in the phone, due to its size and applications. Particularly, businesses or business minded individuals can benefit from utilizing the Nexus. Below are the […]
Ev Williams is the co-founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium. His formula for starting million-dollar businesses comes down to one simple statement. “Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time,” Williams says. “Identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.” Let’s reframe it Williams’ statement […]
Feeling down by your current job situation? Start a side business! Here’s how I was able to triple my income in 2.5 years by starting a side business.
A couple years ago I thought the key to getting more stuff done was making lists, setting timers, and having routines. And don’t get me wrong, I still make lists and those techniques do work. But what works for me even more are mantras. Once I made the mental shift and decided that I am […]
Over the holiday break, I was listening to NPR and heard a story that piqued my interest. A broke college student, looking to make some extra money started selling ugly Christmas sweaters. You know, those horrendously outdated sweaters, that used to be oh-so-cool like thirty years ago. Well, ugly sweaters are back in style and […]
Yahoo was upgraded on Monday, June 30, 2014 by PiperJaffray to overweight based on the current share price undervaluing its interest in Alibaba. In addition, Yahoo continues to look for ways to turn around its core business through innovation, acquisitions, and other changes. Marissa Mayer has led Yahoo for over a year now and has […]
Starting an online business is a popular topic in almost every niche. There’s no barrier to entry with online businesses. They’re cheap and easy to start and generally speaking, you get what you put in. Plus, online businesses are easy to implement on the side. It doesn’t matter if you’re working full time or going […]
There are countless articles on the internet claiming that being an entrepreneur is better than being an employee. But is that really the truth? I have been on both sides of the fence now and while I currently enjoy what I do, I want to dispel the myth that working for yourself is nothing but […]
If you managed your money like you would a business what would your finances look like? I’m willing to bet they’d be in much better shape than they are now. When you operate a business you watch your bottom line. After all, who wants to run a business that isn’t profitable? The whole point of […]
Over the last couple days my family has come together to be my grandma’s side in what could be her final few days. She has been one of the strongest members in our family and I’ve been thinking about just how much she has impacted my life — which is a lot. She’s smart, hard-working, […]
Starting a business while you’re in college will not only provide you a steady income, but it’s also an opportunity to learn skills that will benefit you after graduation. Starting a business is not only doable, but has the potential to explode into something huge. Just look at these millionaires under the age of 25 […]