Category Archives: Home Business

7 Industries That Let You Be Your Own Boss

7 Industries That Let You Be Your Own Boss

If you’re looking for better ways to take control of your finances and expand your wealth, being your own boss can put you in the driver’s seat. There are certain industries that offer you the opportunity to work for yourself and set your own rules. Some of these fields require a certain level of education… Continue Reading

This Year: No Personal Money New Year Resolutions

This Year: No Personal Money New Year Resolutions

For the first time in a long time, I’m not making personal money New Year resolutions. (But business goals are on the docket!) Every year for quite some time, I’ve made money New Year resolutions. In the past, I’ve resolved to do things like pay down debt, refinance my mortgage, and increase my retirement account… Continue Reading

How Business Owners Can Make a Positive Difference

How Business Owners Can Make a Positive Difference

Looking for a way to be a force for good? Here are some ideas for business owners who want to do more than just be successful with money. One of the things I’ve thought about lately is how I can make a positive difference in my community — and maybe the world. Successful business owners… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Invest in Your Home Business

4 Ways to Invest in Your Home Business

Do you want to build success for the long term? Here are my favorite ways to invest in your home business. A successful home business doesn’t happen overnight. Lasting success takes effort and a long-term time investment. Once you figure out how to define success for your business (I consider my home business a success, even… Continue Reading

3 Ways I Save Money in My Home Business

3 Ways I Save Money in My Home Business

I run my home business on a shoe-string. Here are 3 ways that I save money in my home business. It’s not hard to run my home business on a shoe-string. As a freelance writer, there isn’t a whole lot for me to spend money on. Even so, I do have outlays that can dig into… Continue Reading

5 Ways I’m Using Debt in My Finances

5 Ways I’m Using Debt in My Finances

Normally, using debt in your finances isn’t choice #1. However, sometimes debt can be helpful — depending on how you use it and whether or not you go in with your eyes open. It’s pretty much taken as an article of faith in the world of personal finance that you get out of debt as… Continue Reading

Mobile vs. Desktop: A battle between Xero and QuickBooks

Mobile vs. Desktop: A battle between Xero and QuickBooks

When shopping for accounting software to manage your small business, QuickBooks is likely the first option that comes to mind. For years, it has been the go-to program for accountants, and rightly so. It was a huge leap forward nearly two decades ago and made the number crunching aspect of business significantly easier. But times… Continue Reading

How to Dissolve Your Home Business

How to Dissolve Your Home Business

You might reach a point where it becomes necessary to dissolve your home business. Here are a few things to keep in mind. When you start a home business, you don’t often assume that you will have to dissolve it. Choosing a business organization should have been a careful process, so it’s uncommon to get to… Continue Reading

Merchant Negotiators: Find a Merchant Account Provider

Merchant Negotiators: Find a Merchant Account Provider

If you accept credit cards for your home business, you need a merchant account provider. But how do you find the right one? My home business payment acceptance needs are simple and straightforward. I just need clients to be able to pay me via PayPal or direct deposit (or by check — if they must).… Continue Reading

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