Are You Ready For a Snow Down?

Are You Ready For a Snow Down?

Many businesses have a slow season in winter, not just landscaping or retail, but also contractors and other types of businesses. If you expect your business to slow down over the winter, here are a few great ideas for using your time wisely to help you grow your business the rest of the year.

Your Self Employed Hidden Paycheck – How to Pay Yourself More with Less (Part 1)

Your Self Employed Hidden Paycheck – How to Pay Yourself More with Less (Part 1)

As self employed, we’re pulled in two directions. We want better income from being self employed, yet we want our self employed taxes to be as low as practical. But the more dollars in your paycheck, the more self employed taxes you pay. Fortunately, there are common regular and necessary expenses in your business that have direct benefit to your family. This hidden paycheck is part of what makes being self employed worth the effort.

Wrap Up 2014 and Ramp Up 2015

Wrap Up 2014 and Ramp Up 2015

If we want next year to be better than this year (and who doesn’t), we need to develop a plan to make that happen. As business owner, business coach and financial planner I use the following wrap up / ramp up process to build my own progress and recommend these steps to my business-owner clients as well.