Entries by Tom S

Home Business Management Tips and Resources

If you plan on running a business out of your home, you need to acquire some home business management skills that are easy to learn and easy to implement. While there isn’t a blueprint for success, there is a rough outline. It’s not enough to want to run a home-based business – you have to […]

6 Reasons to Do Your Own Bookkeeping

If you are a freelancer or run a home-based business there are compelling reasons to do your own bookkeeping. Many small business owners would rather outsource to an accountant. Often, they believe bookkeeping/accounting is too complex and time-consuming. Beyond having up-to-date, organized and compliant records of business finances, bookkeeping can give you insight you need […]

When Micro-Businesses or Freelancers Should Hire an Accountant

Micro-business owners and freelancers often do their own bookkeeping, but knowing when to hire an accountant can prevent financial problems and heartache in the future. From managing their business finances to marketing, freelancers and small business owners like to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. Usually, they do so out of necessity, particularly when […]

Freelance Success and Financial Knowledge. What Successful Freelancers Know About Business Finances

One personal trait that successful freelancers have in common is attention to detail. They pay attention to all aspects of their business, including finances. While it may seem obvious, ignoring finances or having only cursory knowledge can mean the difference between success and failure. You don’t need a degree in finance to understand some very […]

Bookkeeping for Freelancers. The Real Value for Your Business

If you are like many freelancers, you probably don’t think that much about managing business finances and you may regard bookkeeping for freelancers as a necessary, but sometimes painful part of doing business. Beyond creating invoices and perhaps tracking expenses, freelancers may not understand the real value of using a bookkeeping application. It’s much more […]