Taylor K. Gordon is a personal finance writer and founder of Tay Talks Money, a personal finance and productivity blog on hacking your way to a happier savings account. Taylor has contributed to MagnifyMoney, The Huffington Post, GoGirl Finance, Madame Noire, and The Write Life.

Take Advantage of the Upcoming Holiday Season

Business opportunities during the holiday season can get overlooked. Sure, the B2B side of your business may see a lull because clients are taking holiday vacations and are not in the office. But the B2C product area of business is where you can turn your focus. Customers are shopping online in November and December for […]

Community is important when running a business. Without the support of peers and customers, you’re a ship without a sail. I’ve been part of masterminds for several years. Masterminds are fantastic for group support. I’ve also worked directly with paid coaches who taught me a certain skill. My favorite type of people to take advice […]

spreadsheet

You’ve probably heard the advice over and over again that you need to become an authority and build your own personal brand to stand out. How is all of this done? It’s not as simple as using the same colors consistently on your website. Here are four steps to take to start becoming an authority […]

Departments to consider outsourcing

Difficult clients can make you want to pull your hair out. I’ve been fortunate for most of my freelance career. Most clients have respected me and my time. But there have been a few that were difficult to work with during a project. They didn’t give me much direction. In one instance, the client held […]

plugin and train your brain

While growing my business, I’ve learned that mindset is without a doubt one of the most important ingredients to success. You may have the right skills and all the resources in the world, but it’s difficult for things to come together without the right attitude. You won’t step outside of your comfort zone or take […]

time or money

Running a business is awesome, but it can present some problems in the area of personal finance if you’re not prepared. The great thing about owning your own business is that you get to set your own schedule, you can work from home, and you have the autonomy to make your own career decisions. However, […]

cell phone emails

According to a recent study, workers feel a greater sense of anxiety and lower relationship satisfaction when they check emails during non-working hours. I found this study coincidently after coming to the conclusion that my own work-life balance has been suffering lately because of how often I check my email. The stress of the constant […]

I’ve always actively avoided standing in front of crowds. I had a serious fear of public speaking. Despite having valuable information to share, I worried I would freeze up and look like an amateur. Whenever people suggested that I add speaking to my business, I made excuses to avoid it at all costs. My opinion […]

Networking around the world

Online networking is how I started my business. For the first few years, I connected with clients by pitching constantly and responding to a few job listings from the comfort of home. Venturing out to live events and conferences is when the game changed for me. My business started growing rapidly with the support of […]

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