Category Archives: Home Business

7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

Frederick W. Smith, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg serve as good examples of how a simple idea or startup by a college student can end becoming the worlds’ most sought after product/business. Thus, if you’re thinking of following the same path, you need to be mentally, emotionally and financially prepared. In essence, the key tips

Did You Reconcile Your 1099-K?

Did You Reconcile Your 1099-K?

Many home business owners have to deal with the 1099-K. Did you reconcile your 1099-K information this year? Ah, tax time. I’m a little slow with my taxes this year, thanks to the fact that we moved last year, and I’ve had a lot going on with my business. But I’m getting there, and I’m

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

When we think of home business tools, we don’t even think about better writing. Here’s my review of Grammarly, a tool that can boost your professional home business communications. My home business revolves around writing, so it makes sense that a tool like Grammarly, which checks for spelling and other errors is attractive to me.

Could Working from Home Be Bad for Your Health?

Could Working from Home Be Bad for Your Health?

Working from home may sound like a dream, but what happens if it turns into a nightmare for your health? Most of the time, I love working from home. My commute involves walking from one side of the apartment to the other. I can workout, and then remain in my workout clothes all day if

3 Things You Need When You Move Your Business Out of Your Home

3 Things You Need When You Move Your Business Out of Your Home

Is it time to move your business out of your home? Here’s what you will need. I’ve got a home business that isn’t likely to need to be moved anywhere else (unless I’m on vacation or something). However, there are plenty of home business owners who end up getting to the point that it becomes

Home Business Goal: Diversify Income Sources

Home Business Goal: Diversify Income Sources

Like so many of my fellow bloggers — and human beings — I like to use this time of year to think about what I’ve accomplished in the last 12 months, as well as make a home business goal for what’s next. Over time, my New Year’s resolutions have become fewer. I’ve learned that it’s

H&R Block Offers Free Tax Prep Software to TurboTax Users

H&R Block Offers Free Tax Prep Software to TurboTax Users

Home business owners might be getting a nasty surprise from TurboTax this year, and H&R Block is moving to offer free tax prep software to those customers. ***UPDATE: Since this was published, TurboTax has reversed its changes. You can read about it on Forbes.*** I’ve long been associated with H&R Block, in terms of writing

Home Business Taxes: Prepare to Meet with Your CPA

Home Business Taxes: Prepare to Meet with Your CPA

When meeting with your CPA about your home business taxes, it’s important to be prepared. Each year, I make the trek to my accountant’s office with my year’s profit and loss statement, and all my documentation. By now, I’m pretty good about bringing what’s needed, since I’ve been using an accountant for my home business taxes

In Which I Discover that Accountants Have Differing Theories of Business Finances

In Which I Discover that Accountants Have Differing Theories of Business Finances

Just because one accountant suggests something doesn’t mean that all accountants will agree on the same approach to business finances. There’s something magic in being able to say, “My accountant says…” I’ve been saying that for years, ever since my accountant helped me set up my LLC. He’s prepared and filed my taxes for me

Service-Based Home Business: Diversify Your Offerings

Service-Based Home Business: Diversify Your Offerings

Does your home business need a little more diversity? Is it time for your service-based business to offer a little bit more? My home business offers a service. I make money by providing writing services to others. It’s been a good business for me, and I enjoy being a solopreneur. I like writing, and the