Author: Kat Boogaard

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How to get paid faster with recurring bill payments

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Your business needs a lot from you, and you welcome any opportunity to put tasks on autopilot. We have good news for you: recurring payments allow …

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Salary vs. draw: How to pay yourself as a small business owner

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You love your business, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to work for free. Yet, figuring out how to pay yourself as a business owner …

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Why some small businesses get paid on time & others don’t

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According to research from Fundbox small businesses in the United States, are owed a whopping $825 billion in unpaid invoices. What the study doesn’t make clear however is how …

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13 money management mistakes small business owners make

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In 2016, Wasp Barcode Technologies asked more than 1,100 small business owners what the biggest challenges were as it related to running their business. Unsurprisingly, money management issues topped the …

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Point-of-sale systems: The lifeblood of your small business

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If you run a retail business, a Point of Sale (POS) system is an essential component to your success. A POS system is where your customer pays for …

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From hobby to business: The unfiltered truth & how to prepare

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You want to turn your hobby into a business. That’s the dream. Or is it? Transforming your favorite past-time into a full-time job full might sound …

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Automation for small business: 10 tasks you should and should not automate

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Over a decade ago, Gallup discovered that the average small business owner works 52 hours a week. 39% put in over 60 hours. And 86% work on the …

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The advantages & disadvantages of accepting credit cards at your small business

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Imagine that a customer is purchasing some goods or services from your small business. You tell them their total—whether it means ringing up their items or …

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Reducing your carbon footprint: Lessons from environmentally-friendly companies

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You’ve heard the buzz about sustainability, but it hasn’t been something you’ve focused on yet. You aren’t alone. Many business owners still have the perception that …

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Payment trends that are changing the way we shop

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Think about making a purchase was like several decades ago. A cashier would ring up the total for your purchase and you’d open up your wallet …

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Frugal wedding planning: How to get married with no debt

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If you’re planning a wedding, then you’ve likely felt that soul-crushing moment of fear when you wonder how in the world you’re going to pay for …

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How to growth hack your business in 2019

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There’s one word that belongs at the top of the priority list for most business owners: growth. In our survey of self-employed workers, we asked respondents to …

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How to fall in love with your business all over again

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Do you remember the thrill of first starting your business? The flushed cheeks, the racing heartbeat, the butterflies, the promise of anything being possible? Do you …

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4 tips for taking vacation when you’re self-employed

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My eyes darted between my calendar and my to-do list, and I immediately felt overwhelmed. I had one week left until I was scheduled to set …

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4 productivity tips for business owners from a time-tracking pro

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As a business owner, time tracking may not be top-of-mind. After all, tracking your work and your employees’ work by the hour can feel tedious. But, …

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Considering self-employment? Start with these 4 conversations

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“Honey, I’m thinking I should quit my job and work for myself…what do you think?” When you’re self-employed, you don’t operate in a vacuum. There are …

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How to start a business with no money

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A study by Wells Fargo found that 77% of small businesses rely on personal savings for their initial funds. But, what if you don’t have a …

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5 ways for small business owners to stay sane during the holiday rush

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The holiday season is here. You’ve invested countless hours into planning and readying your business, and now it’s time to put it all in action. There’s …

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How to take time off if you’re self-employed

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Taking time off when you’re self-employed is a challenge. Whether you’re jetting off on a tropical vacation for a week or enjoying a break for the …