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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

How to Spend Less when Setting Up a Home Office

Working from home may sound like a dream come true, but before you take a seat and get to work there are a few things you need to consider. First and foremost, you need to answer this question: how much money will it take to setup your home office?Some companies pay for employees to setup a home office. This includes all the equipment they need, from a desk to a computer and much more. Others, however,...
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Benefits Questions for Self-employed Workers

Is 2015 the year you will finally take the leap into the wonderful world of self-employment? If you answered yes to this question, it is safe to assume that you are both excited and anxious about moving forward.Before you leave your current job, here is a question you must address: how will your benefits be impacted?If you have a full-time job at the present time, there is a good chance you receive many benefits, including but...
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Unconventional Wisdom: Can You Succeed Without a Business Plan?

If you’ve been thinking seriously about starting a business, you’re probably well aware that you should write a business plan. It is, after all, one of the first steps most experts will advise you to take on your entrepreneurial journey. The Small Business Administration calls the business plan “an essential roadmap for business success” and places it at the top of their suggested 10 step process to starting a business. Surely, if the SBA says the...
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Self Employment in 2015: Why Now is the Time

Have you come to the conclusion that you want to work for yourself at some point in the future? Like many, this may be something you have been dreaming of for quite some time.Rather than put this off any longer, the new year is a great time to consider what the future holds. You may not take the leap into self employment on the first day of 2015, but it could be the right time to...
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How to Save Money on Office Communication

As a small business owner, even a one-man show, you know there are many expenses that come up over the course of a month. While there is nothing wrong with “spending money to make money,” you don’t want to throw cash out the window. Instead, you should keep a close watch on every dollar you spend.Regardless of your company size or industry, there is nothing more important than communicating with prospects and clients. If you don’t...
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Is it Time to Purchase a New Computer for your Business?

Is it Time to Purchase a New Computer for your Business?
In today’s day and age, most companies, regardless of size and industry, understand the importance of taking full advantage of technology. The computer you are using today may not be the one you rely on a few years down the road. While nobody wants to spend money on a new computer, this is necessary from time to time. Here are three reasons why you should consider buying a new computer for your business: 1. Slow, slower,...
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Self Employment: What you aren’t Thinking About

Is the thought of self employment running through your mind? Are you ready to leave the corporate world in the past and branch out on your own? If you find yourself leaning in this direction, it is imperative that you know exactly what you are getting into. While there are many benefits of self employment, such as the ability to control your own destiny, there are a few details you may be overlooking. Here are three...
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Self-employment with Little Capital is Possible

If the idea of becoming a self-employed professional is rolling around in your head, you will soon begin to ask questions regarding the financial impact this change will have on your life.As scary as it may be to take the leap, if you have a strong plan in place you may find the transition easier than you ever thought possible.With little or no capital, it is easy to believe that starting your own business is impossible....
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Don’t let these Self Employment Questions Stop you

If you find yourself seriously considering self employment, you will soon realize that there are many questions to answer. While some are sure to be more challenging than others, none should stop you dead in your tracks.Many people before you have considered self employment, however, they have given up on this dream because they were unable to answer the many questions surrounding this career path.These self employment questions have stopped others in the past, but you...
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Self Employment Success: More than Money

You have had enough of the rat race. You are tired of driving through traffic, just to take orders all day long. It is time for you to consider self employment.While this is a big step as far as your career is concerned, it will also impact your finances and personal life in a variety of ways.When it comes to self employment success, there is more to feeling good about yourself than earning a lot of...
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