Free Online Bookkeeping Tutorials for Non-Accountants

Bookkeeping tutorials online

 

There are many free bookkeeping tutorials online, but we thought we’d compile a list that of a courses that meet criteria that make them a good fit for busy freelancers and small business owners.

While you don’t have to know accounting or bookkeeping to use Flare accounting, knowing some bookkeeping basics can be empowering to small business owners and freelancers. Maybe you are just curious about bookkeeping terminology and want a reference, or maybe you have a question about accounting and you’d like an answer and some examples. Read more

Shouldn’t You Be Impersonating Elvis?

Flare online accounting software was created to save time and increase profit so you can do all of your favorite things. With the time you save, you could be perfecting your Elvis impersonation.

Elvis animated gif

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Time Management Tips for Freelancers

Time management tips for freelancers

If you took a poll of most freelancers and asked them to list the downside of freelancing you’d likely hear “I have no time”. I can tell you from personal experience freelancing that managing time, above all else, is the most challenging aspect of working for yourself. Days are filled with interruptions that steal your time. You may find yourself working very long hours, even weekends, just to meet deadlines and commitments that you couldn’t get to Monday to Friday.

If you recognize yourself in this description, you are not alone. The issue for many is time management…or a lack thereof. If you find yourself frustrated that you don’t have enough time. If you want to have more “me time” to recharge the batteries, and you want to feel like you’re on top of things, here are some time management tips for freelancers. Read more

8 Startling Home-Based Business Stats You Should Know

If you run or work in a home-based business in the U.S, you certainly are not alone. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau published some startling results from their 2007 Survey of Business Owners. The Census Bureau felt that the following facts were important enough to warrant a press release. While the 2012 SBO “Characteristics of Business Owners” data will be released in March 2016, here’s what the 2007 survey told us about home-based businesses. Read more

Small Business Planning Tips and Resources

Small business planning tips, templates and resources
If you are considering starting a micro-business, home-based business or beginning your life as a freelancer, you’ll quickly be up to your ears in ideas and your own questions. While the need for a plan may seem obvious to some, many small businesses begin their journey without one. Some may assume that a business plan is really only intended for larger, bricks and mortar businesses or bootstrapping startups looking to raise capital. Business plans, however, do more than just legitimize a business to banks or investors. Read more

Choosing a Structure for Small Businesses

Flareapps.com small business tip #009Understand Structures for Small Business

If you are considering starting a new business – whether you are a freelancer or want to run a small business with a handful of employees – one of the first questions you may ask is “What type of company structure is best for me?” Business structures in the U.S.A come in few different flavors. The general business types are sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC) and corporation. Small business owners and freelancers generally choose between operating as a sole proprietor, partnership or as a member of an LLC. Read more