Taxes| Business| Finance| Biz| Entrepreneur| Self Employed| Saving

Let’s talk about the thing in business that makes every business owner groan: Saving for taxes. Because, really, when all those shiny numbers get deposited into your account the last thing you want to do is put money into your tax savings.

Am I right or am I right?

So what happens? First, we pretend that we don’t have to save for taxes. We spend our dollars on all types of cool biz stuff or even take a little out to pay ourselves.

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Signed up for QuickBooks Online? Opened up the program ready to get started? Took one look at the interface and ran for the hills? Yea, I get it. Because, real talk, there’s a lot of stuff to know about QuickBooks Online.

Let me tell you about the time that I ruined a beautiful desk from IKEA as soon as I started putting it together. I was SO excited about executing my home office set up that I skimmed the instructions.

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Bookkeeping |Small Business | Finance| Money| How to

Have you ever sat down in front of your computer to do your bookkeeping and thought to yourself, “Why does this have to suck SO much?”

*Everyone in the world nods their head*

Even I, a professional bookkeeper, think that sometimes!

It’s because bookkeeping is synonymous with tedious. We imagine our bookkeeping like this- huddled at our desk surrounded by a 4-foot stack of receipts,

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Self-Employed| Finances| Small Business| Entrepreneur

Truth: I’m a chronic multi-tasker. At my first job, everyone praised me to for my multi-tasking prowess and I was rewarded with 10 cent raises every 6 months (high roller over there in my Plymouth). Being rewarded so abundantly for my multi-tasking skills taught me one important thing- multi-tasking IS the way to keep up with all those little things.

When I went full-time self-employed I thought multi-tasking was going to propel me to success in a rocket made of viral blog posts,

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Money Organization| Business| Entrepreneur| Self-Employed

Let’s take a sec to talk about money overwhelm in your business. Because the struggle is real.

Money overwhelm comes from having a lot of moving parts and no idea how they are supposed to move together. Instead of being a unicorn prancing to funky town, your financial backend looks like a lopsided spider- with one working leg, dragging itself to the dive bar down the street.

The result?

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A few years ago my money situation was a disaster- and to be honest- disaster is a nice way to put it. The real talk way to put it is this: A few years ago, my money situation was a shit show.

Here’s what it looked like: my bookkeeping was def not done, I was overdrawing my bank account, had a mountain of credit card debt,

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Self-Employed| Business| Entrepreneur| Money Tips

Is the state of your self-employed finances seriously bumming you out? It feels like there is never enough time in the day to do it all and *everything* is slipping through the cracks. And you just KNOW it’s going to take forever to get this mess straightened out.

Here’s the thing- you’re wrong.

It actually is possible to get your finances organized and under control without it shaving years off of your life.

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Small Business| Finances| Self-Employed| Entrepreneur

Let’s talk about your small business finances. Oh, you don’t want to? Rather talk about something else? Like the latest episode of the Bachelor?

Okay, I’m being facetious, but if this is you every time your small business finances get mentioned, let’s talk- for real.

Business finances can be really daunting. Maybe you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, are overwhelmed by everything you have to learn,

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Cash Flow| Small Business| Entrepreneur| Self-Employed

Guest Post from Trista Thompson

Hi! I’m Trista! I’m all about teaching the tech savvy how to use their kickass skills for fun, good juju, and serious profit! My next FREE course starts April 3d!

In (boring) business terms, cash flow management is: the process of monitoring, analyzing, and adjusting your business’ cash flows. Wait, don’t go! I’m going to speak way more plainly here,

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Aren’t budgets just the *worst*? I mean, they totally take the fun out of money and make you feel like you’re shackled to a boring set of numbers for eternity. Who needs them!

Well….actually…. you do.

A business budget is a tool that can help you manage the cash flow in your business and keep your spending and savings on track. If made correctly, a business budget can even be like a cheerleader,

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