How to Increase Income by Setting a Simple Sales Strategy

Feb 11, 2019
 

We all want to make more money in our business, but are you setting sales goals with a strategy to meet those goals or are you just hoping for the best?  In this post we'll talk about how to get smart about your goals to see more income in your business by setting a simple sales strategy in 5 minutes or less.

You don't have to be a numbers person or math whiz to figure this out, but the worst thing you can do is ignore it.  Let's face it - we're in business to make a profit and the first step to profiting is to make sales!


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Filing form 1099-MISC for your independent contractors

Jan 08, 2019

If you hire workers that are not employees, then you likely need to file 1099s, specifically Form 1099-MISC.  This post will talk about when you need to file and how to get it done.


New here?

If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a Biz

How Being an S Corp Can Save You Money

How to Keep Your Small Biz Expenses Organized

Venmo for Business - Is It Bad?

7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy Entrepreneur

How to Handle Inventory in Your Small Biz

Why I Worry About Today's Entrepreneurs

3 Things You Need to Know About Tax and Accounting as Your Own Boss


What is a Form 1099-MISC?

Simply put, a form 1099-MISC reports non-employee...

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How to handle inventory in your small business

Dec 27, 2018

Inventory is an area that trips up a lot of small business owners.  In this post we'll cover what inventory is and how to keep track of it so that you understand the basics and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

If you sell or make products, chances are you have inventory and need to be keeping track of it.

You'll also want to understand how purchasing inventory affects your taxes so that you don't make mistakes here that could get you in trouble.


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If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a Biz

How Being an S Corp Can Save You Money

How to Keep Your Small Biz Expenses Organized

Venmo for Business - Is It Bad?

7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy...

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Yes, You Need to File Taxes When Your Biz is Losing Money

Dec 18, 2018

One of the questions I get the most is whether or not you need to file taxes for your business even if you're losing money.

The quick answer is yes, definitely. 

In this post we'll be covering how filing a loss benefits you and what you need to do to make sure you don't get yourself in trouble.


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If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a Biz

How Being an S Corp Can Save You Money

How to Keep Your Small Biz Expenses Organized

Venmo for Business - Is It Bad?

7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy Entrepreneur

Why I Worry About Today's Entrepreneurs

3 Things You Need to Know About Tax and Accounting as Your Own Boss


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Where to Start When Starting a Biz

Dec 10, 2018

Do you have a business idea dancing around in your head, but you're stuck on where to get started?  Need help figuring out exactly where to start when starting a biz?

I’ve been there, not too long ago.  And I know how overwhelming it can be making the leap into entrepreneurship. 

You spin your wheels, consider the 20 things you need to do, and as you go to check each item off your list, you find 10 more things you never even thought of to add to that ever-growing list.

You are busy and you want to work on the fun stuff in what little time you have… like making a pretty web page and growing your social media following. 

These things are important, but…

As a CPA and an entrepreneur myself, I’ve seen so many people in your exact shoes who prioritize wrong and jeopardize their success. 


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How being an S Corp can save you money

Oct 29, 2018

Ever wondered what the difference is between an LLC and S Corp? 

If you’re an entrepreneur or a small business owner, chances are you’ve heard whispers that you should be an S Corp.  Maybe your accountant has already made that election for you and you’re currently set up as an S Corp, or perhaps your friends and family are encouraging you to do so.

S Corps can be powerful money saving tools, but they can also be more trouble than they’re worth. 

Also, there are some specific guidelines for which businesses qualify for as an S Corp. Maybe you’ve simply heard of the name but don’t actually know what it is.

In this post we'll talk about what an S Corp is, how it can save you money, and when it might actually cost you.


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How to Keep Your Small Business Expenses Organized

Oct 16, 2018

Are you struggling with keeping track of your small business expenses in an organized way?

Today I’m going to share with you four easy to implement tips that will help you keep your small business expenses organized.


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If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a Biz

How Being an S Corp Can Save You Money

How to Keep Your Small Biz Expenses Organized

Venmo for Business - Is It Bad?

7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy Entrepreneur

Why I Worry About Today's Entrepreneurs

3 Things You Need to Know About Tax and Accounting as Your Own Boss


Getting organized saves you time and money.

It’s important to develop a system to keep...

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Venmo for business – is it bad?

Oct 01, 2018

How this free payment method might be costing your small business money, and what you can do instead.

Today I want to talk all about using Venmo for business.  Even though it can be used without fees, it might be costing your small business money depending on how you’re using it.  Let me explain how that’s possible and what you can do instead.


New here?

If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a Biz

How Being an S Corp Can Save You Money

How to Keep Your Small Biz Expenses Organized

Venmo for Business - Is It Bad?

7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy Entrepreneur

Why I Worry About Today's Entrepreneurs

3 Things You Need to Know...

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5 Self-Employed Tax Tips Every Network Marketer Needs to Know

Sep 26, 2018

Let’s talk about self-employed tax tips for network marketers.

You found a product you love and made the decision to sell it.  Awesome!  I’ve seen the potential network marketing can have and I certainly relate to the desire to earn extra income and break free of the life sucking 9-5.  I’ve seen people leave all sorts of traditional jobs and become full time network marketers and they end up much happier and more fulfilled than in any of their other careers. 

Maybe you’re partially motivated by the discounts on products you already use and love, or maybe you’re putting all your effort into making sure this can lead to a full-time gig.  I’ve met women who fall into either of these categories and they're both ok!

In either scenario, you definitely have to consider taxes because… congrats, lady!  You’re self-employed now!  Official #bossbabe status!  Now not only are you able to use...

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7 Sales Tax Basics for the Busy Entrepreneur

Sep 18, 2018

Do you have a firm grasp on sales tax and your business? 

Sales tax is a mother and it’s super important that you’ve considered it.  It can either seem deceptively easy so you ignore it, or it can be totally overwhelming.  Sales tax is a widely neglected area that is majorly important and constantly changing, especially if you sell products online – that goes for tangible products (ones you can touch) or digital ones.

Lots of people have confusion here, so I’m going to provide some clarity regarding sales tax basics for busy entrepreneurs in this article.


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If you're brand new to business and need a place to start, be sure to grab my free Starting a Biz Checklist that has 12 action steps to prevent you from making mistakes that can cripple your business.

Also, check out the following blogs that help you take fear out of the numbers side of your biz, save money and stay out of trouble:

Where to Start When Starting a...

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