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How I landed my first big client

by Andy Haynes  |  July 1/2014  |  , ,
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How I landed my first big client When I first started in the consulting business in my twenties, I couldn’t gain large corporations as clients. I thought the problem was my age, but I would eventually discover that it was …



10 ways I make sure I hit my deadlines

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Project management skills can make the difference between business success and failure. In this first post for a series on project management, freelance writer Luigi Benetton shares what he’s learned to keep his projects on track. Back in school, I kept one calendar for academic life and another one for other stuff, like my part-time …



6 steps to marketing your local business online

by Kristi Hines  |  June 24/2014  | 
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6 steps to market your local business online If you run a local business, you may be missing a gold mine of effective online marketing opportunities. Social media is known for connecting people around the globe and successfully promoting …



How to lower your self-employment taxes next year

by Nellie Akalp  |  June 19/2014  |  , ,
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How to lower your self-employment taxes next year If you’re one of the 20+ million Americans making a living as a sole proprietor, tax time can make you wonder where all of your hard-earned money went. Whether you have …



When to incorporate your business in the UK

by FreshBooks Accountant  |  June 17/2014  |  ,
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When to incorporate in the UK Over the years, I’ve helped numerous clients save money on taxes, increase profits and build their credibility by guiding them through the process of choosing the right business structure for the stage they’re in. The …



Don’t Sweat It: Business plans are overrated

by Evan Horowitz  |  June 12/2014  | 
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Business plans are overrated Do you feel guilty you’re not doing everything you think you “should” for your business? The Don’t Sweat It series is for you. You’ll get clarity about the best use of your time to grow your business faster …



Should you incorporate to save taxes in Canada?

by FreshBooks Accountant  |  June 10/2014  |  ,
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Should you incorporate to save taxes in Canada? You may have been advised, at some point in your self-employed career, to incorporate. The benefits to incorporating as a self-employed freelancer include the prospect of being taxed at the lower …



Building a business: 5 surprising things I’d tell my early ‘20s self

by Ritika Puri  |  June 5/2014  |  ,
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Building a business what I'd tell my early 20s self It’s hard to imagine that almost five years ago, I had graduated college into the lowest point of my life. I was saddled with heavy student loan …



Are you being hired as an employee or freelancer?

by Nellie Akalp  |  June 3/2014  |  , ,
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Are you being hired as an employee or freelancer? Sometimes when a client hires you they misclassify you as a freelancer instead of the employee the government would consider you to be. That can have big …



The best advice I ever got about how to write winning proposals

by Andy Haynes  |  May 29/2014  | 
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Best advice for winning proposals I recently met with a new prospect, Jim, who owned a marketing firm. Our first meeting went well, and at first blush it looked like I’d be able to help him with some planning issues. But at …




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