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3 ways to use social reviews to gain new clients

by Kristi Hines | May 8/2014 | online-marketing, social-proof
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One of the quickest and most powerful ways you can gain a competitive edge and win new clients is through customer reviews. According to this study from 2012, 72% of consumers will trust an online review as much as a personal recommendation from a friend. The reason? Reviews and testimonials give potential customers the confidence…


6 steps to creating a freelance profile that wins business

by Guest Author | November 12/2013 | freelance-jobs, freelance-profile
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More and more people are going freelance every day, which means that the competition to land freelance work is getting fiercer. If you’re like a lot of freelancers who are looking for jobs and projects on freelance job networks and job boards, your profile can make the difference between finding lots of new business—or none…


9 great ways to find freelance jobs

by Kristi Hines | October 16/2013 | freelance-job-networks, freelance-jobs, freelance-work
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When it comes to freelance job opportunities, there are lots of them to be discovered if you know where—and how—to look. Whether you just want to see what’s out there, make some income on the side, or grow your current freelance customer base, this guide has nine great ways to discover new work opportunities for…


Why you should fire yourself from your own business

by Donald Cowper | March 22/2013 | business-plan, fire-yourself
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My latest post “Why you should fire yourself from your own business” is hot off the press on Copyblogger, a leading software and training organization specializing in content marketing, and the home of one of our favorite blogs about how to market a small business.

Here’s a little peek:

What would you do if…


Penny discontinued: What does it mean for Canadian small business owners?

by Amanda Rappak | February 4/2013 | canadian-penny, penny-discontinued
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Ask anyone what a coin means to them and they’ll likely tell you it’s something unique to a country, a symbol of value or even a sign of a little luck. Coinage in Canada has been a hot topic recently in anticipation of the news that as of today, the Canadian one cent penny will


17 Great Websites to Find Freelance Jobs

by Heaven Stubblefield | January 16/2013 | freelance-jobs, freelance-websites
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Finding Freelance Jobs

I’ve been working online for four years now, and I’m still amazed by how many freelancing sites are available. When I first started, I relied on one site for all of my work because I earned enough money to pay the bills. Once I started branching out though, I was able to get _significantly…


Can Incorporating Save You Taxes?

by Guest Author | November 29/2012 | incorporation-taxes, nellie-akalp
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In an earlier post, I introduced the practical details about incorporating your business. One of the main reasons to incorporate or form an LLC is to separate your personal assets from your business. If the worst case scenario should ever come true and your business is sued or can’t pay its debts, then your…


Preparing Your Business for The Worst Case Scenario

by FreshBooks | November 26/2012 | business-preparation, hurricane-sandy, natural-disasters
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Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

That’s a motto every business should follow. Unexpected tragedies can happen at any time, putting your business, your finances, and your future in jeopardy.

Exactly one month ago today, Hurricane Sandy blasted through New England and New York in a matter of hours and left 7.5 million…


Best iPad Accessories For Small Business Owners

by Justine Smith | November 15/2012 | best-ipad-accessories
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We recently announced the launch of FreshBooks for iPad and based on the response, it’s evident that doing business on your tablet is the norm among freelancers and entrepreneurs. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your work day, here are the 5 best iPad accessories for small business owners:

1 – Pogo


Revealed: The Content That Attracts Customers

by Guest Author | November 14/2012 | content-marketing
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Last time around, we took a look at a primer for getting started with content marketing, and the benefits that free content has in getting more customers to know, like, and trust your business.

One question that everybody asks during their first attempt at effective content marketing is, “What kind of content…