If you make a living as a self-employed sole proprietor, tax time probably makes you wonder where so much of your hard-earned money goes. Freelancers, consultants, and independent contractors are usually shocked the first time they’re hit with the self-employment tax. ...more
If you haven't heard that expression, I'm sure you've heard something similar.Think about it.The Cobbler's children have no shoes. The Plumber's pipes are always leaking. That poor cobbler! His poor children!...more
Do you have what it takes to be self-employed? It can look so easy from the outside looking in, but that is a total mirage because it barely provides a peek into what it really takes to run a successful business.
People often say to me - Wow! You made the leap to being your own boss... how did you even know where to start? The answer is - I didn't! In fact I never had any dreams about being my own boss. I was not one of those kids who sold lemonade. I was not the teenager who did small jobs or tried to create a fledgling business. I did not spend my college years drinking from the entrepreneurial cup.
So, how did I end up here?