As of last week (May 16, 2016), the landscape is changing again when it comes to finding funds for your startup, or funds to help you expand your business to the next level. Equity crowdfunding is now available to the masses, and that means you might have the chance to look for new sources of […]

Since quitting my job in 2013 to dedicate myself to my freelance writing business, I’ve made it a point to stay cash flow positive each year since the very beginning. Cash flow positive refers to the fact that I’ve always made a profit. In other words, I’ve always brought in more revenue than expenses. In […]

When you’re starting a business it’s very easy to fall into some bad habits pretty quickly. Some of these bad habits include taking whatever you can get, working 24/7 and forgetting that you have a life outside of your business. Another bad habit is becoming a complete workaholic. I believe that to a certain extent […]

One of the most exciting things you can do is start a business. The rewards of working on your own terms by starting a business can be huge. However, you do need to be careful. There are also plenty of mistakes that can be made as well. As you work to get your startup off […]

The system behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, known as blockchain, is now being explored for other potential applications. It’s so powerful that big banks like Bank of America are taking out patents on the blockchain technology to study it further to see how it can leverage its power. Now others are investigating other uses for blockchain. What […]

I had the opportunity to travel to San Diego recently and attend CO-OP THINK 16. One of the speakers was Gary Vaynerchuk, who spoke about a lot of subjects (it was a question and answer presentation), including what it takes to be an entrepreneur CEO. Starting a business isn’t right for everyone, and becoming a […]

A few years ago, I broke down. The pace of my freelance writing became untenable and I burned out. I’m not sure I ever truly recovered to “machine” level since that time. I learned a valuable lesson about taking breaks and taking care of myself. These days, I am less prone to burn out, but it […]

As a freelancer, your income depends on how much you work. This is especially true in the beginning when you’re just starting out and haven’t yet found ways to scale your business. As a result, it’s important that freelancers find ways to be more productive so they can get more work down. I’ve tried many […]

Self-employment is a victory for people who value setting their own priorities and schedules. But it’s not without shortcomings. Drawbacks include lack of paid vacation or benefits, tax season nightmares, confusing or fickle clients, inconsistent work and many others. Until we address these setbacks, we’ll tread water and cut profits. This article describes my own […]

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