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Kara Perez is the founder of Bravely, a company that connects women and money. She freelances in the areas of personal finance and travel, and she eats peanut butter straight out of the jar.

email tips for freelancers

Emails are a constant part of our business lives. Without the proper systems and language around our inboxes, we can all too easily get lost in them, even spending after work hours in our inbox. Add in that it can be very difficult to read the tone of someone without speaking to them in person, […]

fit smart home tech in business

Freelancers run their own show, but enjoy fewer workplace protections and conveniences than W2 workers. One way this really exhibits itself is with fees. Freelancers can find that fees cut into their earnings at an enormous rate. If a freelancer works for 7 clients in one month and pays a 5% fee on each payment, […]

The biggest challenge most small businesses face is cash flow. Getting enough money in on a regular basis to pay the business bills and to pay yourself can be a daunting task. The answer might seem to be work harder or more, Getting more money out of your existing business can be the exact answer […]

travel for vacation

No one can blame you for wanting to take a summer vacation from your business. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and kids are out of school. It’s the best time of year for a break, but you’re worried that will lead to a stunt in your business. No one can blame you […]

Work from the road– it sounds like a dream, but can more often become a nightmare. Spotty WiFi connections? Dragging yourself away from the beach to your computer? Working across multiple time zones? There’s a lot more to making it work from the road than Instagram would have us believe. If you’re someone who wants […]

Stay motivated

Sales keep your business going, but they are arguably not the most important part of your business. Whiles sales mean money in the bank in that moment, what really separates business in the long haul is customer retention. A successful business is about what you do before and after you make the sale. If you […]

Business Expenses

Running a business costs money. “You gotta spend money to make money,” the old adage goes. That’s why our businesses  have operating expenses and budgets. It’s the money that keeps the ship running, and makes sure that everyone gets paid. But maintaining control of your business operating expenses can be easier said than done. Business […]

Synergize. Hustle. Authentic. Brand building. There are a lot of buzzwords that have their time in the sun in your work vocabulary. That’s all well and good, as many of them come with a learning curve for entrepreneurs, and offer us a new way of looking at the world. One word to eliminate from your […]

Your business might move in cycles. You might have a busy season where there is no sleep, and you might find yourself in a season where business is slow. At first glance, that can be stressful. Where is the money going to come from? Is this the end of your business? Do your products or […]

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