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My Favorite Business Books

My Favorite Business Books

I am a totally book junky, especially with my kindle in hand. Here is a collection of my absolute favorite books I have read over the years. Each one of these books has propelled my own business forward in some capacity so I only recommend the books I have actually...

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What if I owe on my Taxes?

What if I owe on my Taxes?

Nothing seems to scare us more than owing money to the IRS on your tax return. However, this is a common occurrence, especially once you start your own business. Figuring out what to do if you owe on your taxes can seem a bit overwhelming, so I'm here to walk you...

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Quick Guide to 1099-Misc

Quick Guide to 1099-Misc

Guide to 1099-misc A 1099-misc is an income reporting form for businesses. The most common use you will see is business owners using it to report to the IRS if they paid someone to do contract services for their business.  This is called Box 7 “Non-employee...

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What taxes do I pay as a Sole Proprietor?

What taxes do I pay as a Sole Proprietor?

Income Tax, Sales Tax, State Tax, Quarterly Tax? Talk about confusing Often times it is the "simple" questions that can feel the most confusing when it comes to taxes. Today I'm sharing with you the very basics of what and how taxes are paid as a sole proprietor. You...

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Employee Versus Contractor

Employee Versus Contractor

Hiring a team is a big and important step as business owner. Making sure that you are classifying your team properly is even more important. The trend right now in online business in particular is to only use contractors and avoid the "complications" of employees....

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Five Elements to a Killer Invoice

Five Elements to a Killer Invoice

Getting paid is a pretty important part of owning your a business, so you want to make sure that it is as easy as possible for your clients to pay your invoice.     IF YOU ARE SERVICE BASED, OR INVOICE FOR PRODUCTS, THEN THESE TIPS WILL GET YOUR INVOICES INTO TIP TOP...

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How to Take Control of Your Profit

How to Take Control of Your Profit

In order to pay yourself first, you need to focus on planning where and when you spend your business money. If you are constantly buying “all the things” (I’ve been there) and not actually paying yourself, then you are not really in control of your money. Why should you be paying everyone else but yourself? It's time to take control of your profit.

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Melissa Whaley

Melissa Whaley

 

Melissa is a Virtual Tax Advisor for creative business owners. She helps demystify taxes for people who light up over their work and freak out over their numbers. She is a California native, married to her college sweetheart for 11 years and they have 4 awesome kids together. You can find her chugging iced coffee while geeking out over all things tax.

Business Mom Must Haves List

Check out my curated list of things I wouldn't live without as I run my business from home with kids.

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