Bootstrapping Your Business: One Founder’s Journey to Self-Financing

Dumb Little Man

While I can only speak for myself, I wanted to bring you an honest, uncut, and (mostly) uncensored view of one founder’s journey with no external finance. It makes you really keen to push your own skills to the limit and learn new things when you can.

2019 192

Small Business Checklist: Business Costing | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Fixed costs – rent, rates, utilities bills, make sure you add these to your monthly out goings.

2007 212

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The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

 discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the U.S. becoming more cost effective.   The increasing and hidden costs of off-shore manufacturing.   Increases in shipping costs over the next decade. 

2010 255

WinWeb's Free Online Accounting Software Now With Cost Centre.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. WinWeb’s Free Online Accounting Software Now With Cost Centre Functionality. do cost cutting.

2007 130

Top 5 Tips for Learning More About Your Customers

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2010 156

A Wiser Approach To Business Spending

Small Business CEO

Even a small home business costs money. Instead of putting your new business into debt immediately, it makes sense to learn how to be a bit wiser with the money you have. … Finance business budgeting business financeBusinesses are not cheap to run.

2017 65

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/03

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

2009 164

How Do I Manage My Expenses After Getting Married?

Dumb Little Man

But there are some tricky avenues of a new marriage to tackle, such as learning to live with each other’s house-habits. Another area that may be a little tricky to talk about is how to merge your finances. Talk about your finances. Learn how to problem-solve effectively.

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Learn how to use publishing software and create eye-catching promotional material. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 184

Featured Soloist Patrick Curtis: “Start Something Today”

The Solopreneur Life

This week we meet Patrick Curtis, who has built an online community for finance professionals. Type of business: Online community for finance professionals. What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? As more and more students learn about the resource, it is important that we reward our most knowledgeable users so that they also get value from helping others. Tags: Featured Soloist Marketing finance solopreneur Wall Street

2010 113

Top 5 Biz-to-Biz Sales Tips

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. You need to convince them that you can help cut costs or beat the competition. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 164

Simple Money Hacks That Every Millennial Needs To Know

Dumb Little Man

With many of us held captive to large student loans and ever-increasing living costs, it isn’t uncommon to find ourselves with $5 left in our bank accounts at the end of the week and with little to show for it. If the cost-per-use is pretty high, then unsubscribing is a safe bet.

2019 190

Moving Into a New House On a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Learn how to set your priorities. Use a careful, thoughtful approach that matches your finances, needs, and wants to make sure you can settle in space with the decoration and furniture you love and can afford. In fact, it doesn’t have to take a toll on your finances.

2019 241

6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. Knowing how much your vacation may cost you can help you budget your trip.

How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule

Dumb Little Man

Thinking about ways to better manage your finances? Learn about the different ways to grow your money, aside from just keeping it in your bank. However, once you get used to it, it will surely have a positive impact on your finances.

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Accounting Tips for New Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

What you’re going to learn here is the real fundamental basics – things you have to do no matter how many apps you have, or proprietary accounting software you’ve bought. Also, keep your personal finances out of the business.

2013 96

Cloud Questions That Your CEO Will Ask

Small Business CEO

One of the first things a young lawyer learns is “Never ask a question in the courtroom that you don’t already know the answer.”. The purpose of utilizing any type of cloud services is to cut costs and offload data to improve the functionality of a company’s IT resources.

2012 100

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

Employee training programs range from educational programs to guiding new employees to learn how to use the various features in the HR management system. Reducing Business Costs. Undoubtedly, this software can reduce administrative costs, enhance productivity, and improve efficiency.

2018 236

How to Cut Down Expenses While Living In A Big City

Dumb Little Man

If you live in a big city, your cost of living could get even higher in 2018. Cities all over the US are seeing record-breaking increases in living costs , making personal budgeting more difficult than ever. Cities like Chicago and New York could cost up to $71,237 higher—nearly $6,000 dollars more per month. Finding a low-cost location to establish yourself will simplify your budgeting.

2018 168

5 Practical Tips to Help You Save For Your Dream Car

Dumb Little Man

Apply for Alternative Financing. You can apply for alternative financing, like salary or pay-day loans, bank loans, auto loans and car title loans. These alternative modes of financing could only give you a fraction of the cost you need. Always try to inquire first on the payment terms, collateral needed and the interest rates before you resort to alternative financing. Start saving now and learn to cut off some of your expenses.

2017 199

How to Tell You Can't Cut Your Budget Any Further

Dumb Little Man

I''m a regular reader of about a dozen personal finance blogs like the popular GetRichSlowly.com. While cutting out the daily trip to Starbucks or bringing a sack lunch to work can serve as low-hanging fruit to improve your finances there are only so many holes to plug in your monthly budget.

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Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 224

How To Grow Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

Internal factors such as finances, time, and skill set play a major role in steering the direction of any business. Although it may seem like it will cost extra, it will actually save you time for more constructive tasks. Starting your own business can be really exciting.

2018 253

Five Surprising Health Insurance Tax Tips For Small Business Owners and The Self Employed

Small Business CEO

Take a one-time opportunity to reduce your self-employment taxes - In addition to the standard ‘above the line’ deduction described below, self-employed persons can also deduct the cost of their health insurance premiums from their self-employment taxes on Schedule SE.

2011 97

A Detailed Guide On How To Manage Money Effectively

Dumb Little Man

Are you struggling with your finances regardless of how much money you earn? Then you realize there are people earning less than you that are doing much better with their finances than you are. Why is it important to learn how to manage your money? If you badly want to get out of debt or if you want to build a fortune and provide a better life for your family, you have to learn how to use money to your advantage instead of letting money take control over you.

2018 149

Unemployed? Maybe it’s Time to Be Your Own Boss

Tips From T. Marie

Here in North Carolina , like many places across the country, it’s been that way for a while, so when Charlotte’s WCNC news desk reported the fact that several hundred finance workers lost their jobs last Friday, it was like adding insult to injury. These are people that many businesses wouldn’t be able to afford to hire if they had to worry about taxes, benefits and equipment costs. Feel free to email me to learn more. ).

2013 152

The 7 Step Guide to Increasing Your Financial Peace

Dumb Little Man

Here’s why: many of us have never been taught personal finance. If you read even three books on personal finance, you will often understand the mechanics infinitely better than so many people. It essentially puts distance between you and costly life events. Financial peace.

2010 285

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan.

2013 265

Is It Worth It to Go Back to School?

On The Job

PayScale, which collects information on salaries, finds that those in finance, computer science or economics may see a salary increase if they have a master''s degree but not those in history, English or art, lead economist Katie Bardaro says.

2014 186

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Crowdfunding Moves Towards the Mainstream:   Crowdfunding is not a new trend, but until recently few small businesses used this method to finance their business. While legislation allowing this form of equity financing remains stalled at a national level, about a dozen states now allow equity crowdfunding.    They also provide independent workers (and others) a way to upgrade their skill and/or learn new ones.  

2015 219

Career Success A to Z: P is for Paycheck

Eat Your Career

Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Most organizations still provide people with cause-driven vocations a living wage, stipends, or other allowances to manage the basic costs of living. Finances usually play a part in that.

2017 130

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 130

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 130

30 Easy Ways to Save Money You Probably Aren’t Doing Yet

Dumb Little Man

Choose to run your old car as long as the repair costs are low. . Regardless of the purchase, learn to negotiate with car dealers. . But vacations are also a huge drain on the family finances.

2019 234

8 Awesome Strategies to Ensure Your Success

Dumb Little Man

No matter whether it is in your business, your marriage, health, or your finances, if you just make a little bit of progress towards your goals every day, you feel like you´re on fire. Anything you want comes at a cost of energy, pain, effort, and time. “Progress equals happiness.”

2017 231

Invest In Yourself

Office Dynamics

The program is quite expansive and was open to 10 high-performing career women who want to learn how to Live a BIG Life, in spite of life and all its challenges. It is an intense 12 month program with lots of great learning. Learn, learn, learn.

2015 239

Even Processing Credit Cards Can Be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

Not having a method to accept payments from these cards could cost you sales. Every aspect of your business finances can be controlled digitally and backed up without fear of losing the information.

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

That way you can learn your weaknesses and self-correct. But it comes at a cost – your other commitments will suffer from neglect. I know lots of people who would give anything to get more done and in less time.

Stress 285

Thinning Out the Trash: How to Reduce Packaging Waste

Dumb Little Man

It’s all waste, and we know it’s not good; such careless consumption clogs landfills , raises packaging costs, and uses up valuable resources and energy. The Netherlands, for example, instituted a Waste Fund in 2007, which it financed with a carbon tax on packaging.

2010 283

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

That way you can learn your weaknesses and self-correct. But it comes at a cost – your other commitments will suffer from neglect. I know a lot of people who would give anything to get more done and in less time.

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Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Using the tools Matt mentioned are an excellent cost effective way to keep things organized, and productive.

2010 225

Sleep Adjustment: Why the Early Bird Gets the Worm

Dumb Little Man

Finance surveyed twenty CEOs and high-powered executives at companies like Pepsi, Motorola, Avaya, and Xerox. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that stress-related conditions cost American businesses about $300 million every year.

2010 285

Best Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Don’t take on student loan debt and look for a better way to finance college. Don’t go too far into debt or ask your parents to mortgage their house- Many startups run lean in the beginning and if there’s too much cost on the front end you’re going to feel the pressure.

2017 206