For Small Business Payroll Services, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Bill Ryan

How many small business owners take that entrepreneurial risk so they can. . . process payroll every week or two? Only one kind: the owner of payroll services company! For everyone else, making sure employees get paid is one of the most basic and essential tasks of small business. But it’s something very few small […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2016

11 Ways to Promote Your Blog for Free

Knowing how to start a blog and actually getting people to read it are two completely separate things. You can create an amazing design and write fantastic content, but nobody is going to read it if they don’t know you’re out there. But, if you want to make money blogging, you’ve got to get people […]

Published or Updated: February 26, 2016

A Small Business Owner’s Bookkeeping Checklist

As I’ve mentioned several times before, I love being self-employed. Although there are some pressures and stresses not found at the typical hourly job, for me, the benefits far outweigh the risks. Being self-employed means that I am in control of my own destiny. I don’t have to depend on anyone else for my livilihood. Plus, […]

Published or Updated: February 15, 2016

5 Tax Perks to Hiring Your Child for Your Business

There are obvious benefits to hiring your child for your business. Teaching your child business skills and good work habits are certainly among them. Grooming your child to eventually take over the business is another obvious benefit. But there are also tax perks to hiring your child for your business. Here are five tax perks […]

Published or Updated: February 15, 2016

How to Start a Website for a Home-Based Business

This post is sponsored by GoDaddy. The content and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone. So, you’ve decided to make the leap and become an entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been in business for a while, or maybe you’ve recently decided to strike out on your own. Either way, congratulations! While the uncertainty of business (and your […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2016

16 Tools Every Home-Based Business Should Use

If you’ve ever worked from home, you know how wonderful it can be. You get to sit in your own house, surrounded by your own things, and you don’t even have to get gussied up to head into an office. It opens up a world of flexibility…and did I mention that the commute is great?!? By […]

Published or Updated: January 20, 2016

11 Financial Benefits of Being Self-Employed

I love being self-employed. For years, I worked for other people and was relatively happy. However, I always had a nagging feeling that I wanted to strike out on my own. I wanted more freedom. I wanted control over my own destiny. And, now that I finally made it to self-employment, I’ll do whatever it takes to never look back. There […]

Published or Updated: December 23, 2015

How to Start a Blog and Earn Extra Money

If you enjoy writing, starting a blog is a fun way to meet new people and release some of your creative energy. It can also be a great way to make a little money on the side. While few bloggers are able to turn their hobby into a career, most of them are able to earn a little […]

Published or Updated: December 31, 2015

DR 131: Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses–An Interview with Fidelity’s Brian Hogan

One of the biggest surprises for me as a blogger was the retirement plan options available to a small business owner. While a 401k maximum contribution is $17,500 (as of 2014) and an IRA is $5,500 (as of 2014), as a small business owner I can sock away more than $50,000 a year. It almost […]

Published or Updated: November 28, 2014

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