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Can Your Business Survive Your Personal Life?

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

Life can suck. It can sucker punch you in the gut when you least expect it. A few years ago, my family experienced heartbreak like no other. My ni...

Why Moms Make Businesses Great

Mama Bean | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Mama Bean

In another life, long long ago, I worked in finance. I worked long hours in a white and blue high-rise, constricted in equal measures by my corporate...

5 Bad Excuses that Stop You from Going Full-Time with Your Passion

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

This week was a momentous occasion. After years of working in the traditional workforce, I left my job and went full-time with the business I had crea...

Knowing When to Give Up - 4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Career

Genicca Whitney | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Genicca Whitney

Knowing When to Give Up - 4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Career It's easy to feel trapped in a career when you convince yourself that there is no...

Tax Tips for Self-Employed Workers

Mark Steber | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Are you part of the on-demand or gig-economy? Pew Research Center indicated, "Self-employed Americans and the workers they hired accounted for 44 mil...

How Your Business' Profit/Loss Can Impact Your Mortgage Status

Roger Odoardi | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Roger Odoardi

One of the more common mistakes business owners make when beginning the process of applying for a home mortgage loan is failing to recognize how their involvement in a LLC, sole proprietorship, or corporation can impact their status as a borrower.

10 Signs You're in the Wrong Job

Meridith Dennes | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Meridith Dennes

Change is unsettling because it's atypical and new and demands adaptation, even flexibility. And for this reason, many people become stuck in their jobs. But your job should provide you with a certain amount of satisfaction.

4 Things You Need to Be Tracking If You're Self Employed

Matt Rissell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Matt Rissell

There are more than 14 million entrepreneurs in the United States today. Together, they represent more than 10 percent of the nation's 146 million wor...

4 Signs You're in the Wrong Job

Joseph Liu | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

Have you been feeling disengaged at work? Do you feel your mind wandering? Do you wonder if this job is really the right one for you? You may not be completely unhappy, but you also know you're not happy.

Five Reasons Highly Sensitive People Should Start Their Own Business

Christine Judd | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Christine Judd

Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, le...

13 Top Deductions of the Self Employed

MoneyTips | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Working for yourself can be very fulfilling, but it requires attention to detail -- especially when it comes to your taxes.

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

I Found My Work-Life Balance With 5 Changes

Lori Axler | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Lori Axler

I have finally found self employment to be the right formula that fits my life. At least it works for me at this moment in time. But not everyone finds or even believes that this ambiguous concept of balance exists.

Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

Matthew Crawt | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Matthew Crawt

It was around a year ago that I was tasked with writing a 500 word piece on quite a boring topic. Little did I know that this task that I was dreading, would eventually change my life and be the catalyst for a career change.

How To Deal With Cheap Clients When You Work For Yourself

Quora | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Losing the Ability to Communicate Effectively Through Email

Debbe Daley | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Debbe Daley

When a self-employed business owner prides themselves on good customer service, handling miscommunication whether through email or text has to be a priority for success. Sometimes choosing personal, old fashion phone communication is the best way to resolve unforeseen email communication.

How to Make Selling Easy on Yourself

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

So, you're running a business and understand that selling is your lifeline. Without sales, your business has no chance of survival. Still, when you think about selling your product or service -- UGH! -- you cringe. Sales are not your thing. No problem!

How to Plan for Retirement When You're Young and Self-employed

Lule Demmissie | Posted 01.07.2016 | Education
Lule Demmissie

Here are three tips to get self-employed Millennials started to ensure long-term goals don't get lost in their entrepreneurial rush to success.

From ETSY Retailers to Electricians: A Self-Employed Borrowers Guide to Getting a Home Mortgage Loan

Roger Odoardi | Posted 01.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roger Odoardi

Self-employed borrowers, unlike traditional homebuyers, often encounter a few obstacles when attempting to get approved for a home mortgage loan. The reasons can be complicated. Here's a story that I believe best sums up the experience many self-employed borrowers will encounter when looking to purchase a home.

Three Things Forward-Thinking Companies Need to Know to Attract Millennial Independent Workers in 2016

Gene Zaino | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Gene Zaino

Millennials currently make up 30% of America's independent workforce. Within the next two years, they will become the largest generation of self-emplo...

Why We Need to Cry More

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Shauna Mackenzie

Whether you prefer to cry in private or if you end up breaking down in public, crying can be essential in maintaining emotional health. But why is it so important?

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Balance

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Marissa Lepor

Work-life balance: the portmanteau once used in casual conversations has now become an integral component of companies' mission statements and employee interactions. It's like the gluten-free of the health food world -- many claim to value it, but few can describe what it actually means.

The Independent Work Boom: Why it's Good for the U.S. Economy

Gene Zaino | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Gene Zaino

The future of work is already here, and the innovation and entrepreneurship it will unleash are unprecedented. Will the trend towards independence continue? All signs point to "yes."

Own Who You Are and What You Do

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.

Why the Self-employed Need a Resume

Jackie Harder | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jackie Harder

Keeping our resumes updated also can serve as a great reminder as to what we've accomplished lately. We are often so buried in the daily grind, caught up with problems that arise, that the memory of our sweet victories is short-lived.