David Feherty once said, “It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success”. Many startups (and people in general) find themselves over-burdened with the thought of failure. And that fear of losing out can often be quite damaging. We have all fallen in this trap, but it’s what we do to get […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson was most notably known for his poetry, but he was also an essayist, lecturer and philosophical leader of his time. A popular quote by him is, “Money often costs too much”. Emerson could have meant many things with this quote, but I chose to interpret it as ‘what are we sacrificing for […]

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Happiness if not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” You know that exuberant feeling of achievement when you’ve completed an arduous task? A task that you may or may not have been putting off? We can’t help […]

Accepting credit cards is an integral part of doing business today. Whether you’re an online retailer or you have multiple locations, you’ll need a payment processing provider to act as an intermediary between your business and the bank. Fortunately, businesses have a wide variety of choices—perhaps too many choices. Once you start shopping around, you’ll […]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” Money and time, two very precious commodities. Money, for many, is rather hard to earn, thus it should be ‘cared for’ and saved as best […]

In order to get paid, businesses and freelancers must issue invoices. But sometimes even the most organized billing processes hit a few snags. Invoices go unpaid and late notices are ignored, leaving businesses struggling to pay their own bills. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the number of unpaid invoices. […]

Charles Dickens often made references of the consequences of debt, this quote comes to us from his novel David Copperfield, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Dickens habitually wrote about how neither debt nor money would ever bring happiness. Pip in Great […]

Freelancers and startup entrepreneurs often start their operations directly from home. They may begin part-time, on nights and weekends, while working a day job. It’s the perfect solution, since they can save money while they’re building a business. However, over time the work-from-home option can become less desirable, especially if there are so many distractions. […]

Epictetus, a stoic philosopher said that “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” We often find ourselves feeling the need to have great possessions, but if we have fewer wants, we are able to focus more deeply on achieving those wants. Because what is having great possessions when you are […]

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