Ways to Get Funds to Start Your Own Business

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You officially want to start your own business. You have the idea in place, you have your business plan and mission statement, and you are ready to launch. The only thing you have left to do is to get funding for your business. In today's age, there are a variety of ways to get funds to start your own business. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but I have outlined several below. Bank and...
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How to Avoid Falling for a Pyramid Scheme

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Everyone who’s looking for an opportunity to make money outside of their regular paycheck should be aware of pyramid schemes. These scams are typically disguised as legitimate opportunities to work from home and lure in people with the promise of big money. Pyramid schemes, which are illegal, are different from multilevel marketing programs, which are legal and can actually allow you to generate income. Pyramid schemes convince those interested to invest hundreds or thousands of...
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3 Simple Daily Habits for Self-Employment Success

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Self-employments has its rewards, but it also has some challenges. While you have a lot of freedom and flexibility in your schedule, you have to be disciplined to achieve results and ensure you can maintain that freedom. Building the right habits are key to long-term self-employment success. Do the most important things first. You might be tempted to log into your email or check your social media accounts at the start of your workday, but that...
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From the Corporate World to Self-Employed: Tips for Starting a Business

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Did you know that approximately 15 million Americans are self-employed? If you’re currently working in the corporate world but hope to join the ranks of the self-employed in the near future, it’s important to implement a plan that will allow for an efficient transition. Starting a business can be one of the most exciting things you ever do. Conversely, it can also bring quite a bit of stress into your life. Are you ready to...
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This person has obviously done the deed moving from corporate America to self-employment. They bring valid points that you should... Read More
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5 Things to Know About Earning Passive Income Online

5 Things to Know About Earning Passive Income Online
Most Americans work a job where there’s a direct relationship between the amount of time put into the job and the amount of money earned on that job. You can’t earn more money without putting in more time – and without getting your employer’s permission. Earning a passive income allows you to bring in extra money that’s not directly tied to the number of hours you work for that income. Passive income is scalable meaning...
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One other matter related to passive income ... don't forget if the company or persons paying you report to the Internal Revenue Se... Read More
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I have started my passive income in 2014. As mentioned above, it has been a slow slow start, but I have seen it slowly grow over t... Read More
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Spend Less Money While Moving into Self Employment

Spend Less Money While Moving into Self Employment
One of the primary benefits of self employment is financial freedom. You are no longer held down by an employer, meaning that you and you alone are responsible for reaching your full earning potential. Many people shy away from self employment due to the costs associated with this decision. This isn’t something that should hold you back. This isn’t something you should be scared about. Instead, you should formulate a plan for spending less money...
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Another very important thing to consider is the extra taxes and health insurance you will likely need to purchase. Self-employed p... Read More
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Why Self Employment Goes Wrong for Some People

Why Self Employment Goes Wrong for Some People
There are people who make the move into self employment and never look back. Every step they take is one that moves them closer to their professional goals. Conversely, there are people who soon realize that they are now faced with a variety of challenges. And for this reason, they are truly scared. Do you ever wonder why self employment goes wrong for some people? If so, here are three reasons for this: 1. They...
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Self-employment can be extremely risky and very stressful. As Chris lays out in the post, there is a lot of unknowns so you have t... Read More
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Technology Helps Self Employed Professionals Work More Efficiently

Technology Helps Self Employed Professionals Work More Efficiently
As a self employed professional, you realize how difficult it can be to work efficiently. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that you are no longer in a connected office with other people. While this is a big adjustment, the use of technology can work in your favor. This makes it easier to communicate with others, regardless of location. Furthermore, you can use technology to market your business, secure new clients, and...
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As an online platform, I use Elance and Upwork. The websites are great for freelancers to get work, communicate with their clients... Read More
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Totally agree, Frank. It may be an expense, but I like to think of it as more of an investment. Great ideas!
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Employer Benefits You are Missing with Self Employment

Employer Benefits You are Missing with Self Employment
Deciding to take a leap into the self employment pool may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not only does it give you more control over your destiny, but it provides a high level of freedom. Just the same as any professional endeavor, you need to consider both the pros and cons. One of the biggest drawbacks is the lack of employer benefits. In other words, you have to account for these...
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I am getting on my soap box here, but I think you get completely screwed being self-employed. The additional taxes and out of pock... Read More
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Self Employment Burnout: What are the Signs?

Self Employment Burnout: What are the Signs?
As a self employed professional, it goes without saying that you always have a lot on your mind. After all, you are responsible for every aspect of your business. From accounting to marketing to sales, you are the person in charge. Unfortunately, many self employed people face burnout at some point in their career. It is important to understand the signs of this serious problem, as it could help you avoid trouble before it sets...
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Chris, I can relate to these signs! I have been working as a self employed professional as well as maintaining my other current jo... Read More
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