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Advice On Taxes For Self Employed People

by srpatterson on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:45 PM
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Working for yourself, deciding your own schedule, not having to answer to anyone, and running your business in your PJs from the comfort of your living room -- it all sounds really attractive doesn't it? This epitomizes flexibility, choice and the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, while making a profit. Nonetheless, there are issues that arise when you go it alone -- understanding best business practices, budgeting and, of course, taxes. For tax purposes, anyone who works as a freelance contractor or consultant is regarded...

Top 3 Outsourcing Needs for Small Business

by srpatterson on Friday, February 8, 2013 9:43 PM
A medical transcriptionist working in a medica...

A medical transcriptionist working in a medical transcription outsourced environment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Top 3 Outsourcing Needs for Small Business

Small businesses tend to focus solely on a set of skills in their niche, usually due to a lack of time, resources or man power, which means little-to-no in-house teams to perform specific skills, such as marketing, design, content creation, social media management, strategy development, etc. The list goes on, but small business owners most likely can’t keep track of everything themselves.

The solution to these overwhelming needs is outsourcing. Outsourcing and freelancing allows small businesses to not only operate properly, but to succeed in the long run.

The following are three top outsourcing needs for small businesses that assist in and determine the functionality, look and outreach of small businesses. With a combined effort, these outsourcing needs define their overall success and integration.

Streamlining Freelance Journalism At Pitch Me

by srpatterson on Sunday, February 3, 2013 6:18 PM
English: Freelance artist

English: Freelance artist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pitch Me Aims to Streamline Freelance Journalism

A great place for freelance journalist to give previews of their ideas to editors to read over is

There is a new listings site for freelancers that was started by journalist Kabir Chibber who feels some of the industry is "stuck in the 19th century." This site goes from pitch to payment.

Chibber hopes to create a space where journalists can pitch their best ideas. Editors can log in and read them and commission these journalists to write for them.






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