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How to Use Credit Cards for Small Business

Credit cards can be an important source of company financing — they can provide capital on demand and help manage cash flow. Plus, “using a credit card with cash-back rewards can help you grow your business in the long run,” says Barry Choi,...

A Guide to Developing Your Marketing Strategy

Chances are you're always looking for ways to market your services to bring in more clients. What business owner isn’t? As a freelance writer, I'm constantly marketing my skills and seeking more connections that can lead to more work. Doing this,...

6 Signs It’s Time to Close Your Business

Starting a business is tough. But, as some owners have experienced, closing up shop can be even tougher. While you may hate to admit it — I know I did — it’s emotional. Cody McLain, the founder of SupportNinja and digital creative agency...

5 Apps for When You Can’t Afford a Bookkeeper

When I started my own freelance business, the most common advice I received was, “Hire a bookkeeper.” My formal education included exactly zero accounting training, and managing the money side of my business was initially out of my comfort zone....

When Working for Myself Lost Its Glamour

I always knew I’d become a writer. My eyes were somewhat starry. I thought I’d get a journalism degree, graduate, and immediately become Carrie Bradshaw. The reality was that right out of college, I landed a job copy editing at an educational...

Stop Comparing Yourself to the Competition

I’ve had the same group of friends since middle school. We are a pack of 14 — if you can believe that. And it is them I blame for my lack of education on the topic of competition in business, especially when it comes to female rivalry. After I...

The Downside of Working for Yourself

In 2008, I was laid off from my job as a paralegal. The economy was tanking and there were no future job prospects in sight. I moved back in with my parents and returned to my college gig: waiting tables. I worked at that restaurant for a year...

How I Balance Business Travel and Family

“Just wait until you become a mom.” Critics thought it premature for me to have and voice opinions about stay-at-home parenting before becoming a mother. Indeed, midway through my pregnancy I shared several reasons why, in our family, quitting...

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