Self-employment taxes demystified: can you lower them for 2014?

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

The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes

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

Are You Cut Out for Self-Employment?

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. ...more
Such great advice! I've been thinking about self-employment for a bit now and your series has ...more

Making the Leap - How Do I Get There?

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? ...more
Being self employed is the ultimate freedom (I do believe) but can be very scary at the same ...more

Newbie blogger; maiden voyage and just sticking my toe into the water...

This is almost an historic first! I'm becoming a blogger (!?) ...more

I think you have a great idea to work from home. You are right many buisinesses are now ...more