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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
Are you a little frustrated that Wave Accounting Invoice can't accept PayPal Payments? Here's a little Hack to make it easier to link PayPal to your Wave Invoice using a PayPal.me link.read more
One of the most important elements of starting and running a business is creating a system for getting paid. There are many different options out there, but one of my favorites by far is Wave Accounting. This is the first in a four-week series going through ways to...read more
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.read more
In my last post I talked about making a making a plan for your money. Today I want to focus on the personal side. The reason this is important is because it is the foundation of your finances. You need to know how much money you're going to need each month to meet...read more
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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.