Articles tagged 'getting started'

Why self-care and personal development are investments in your business
Why self-care and personal development are investments in your business
Meet Galen Herbst de Cortina, the founder of Buff Your Finances. He’s a financial planner who works primarily with professional video gamers. Many of his clients start gaming as a hobby (without ever expecting to make it into a business) so when they...
Should I quit my job for my business?
Should I quit my job for my business?
Many entrepreneurs find themselves, at some point, wrestling with a difficult decision: “Am I ready to quit my job so I can focus on my business full-time?” Galen Herbst de Cortina, CFP®, vividly remembers making this decision himself when he founded...
Building a career and community as a coach
Building a career and community as a coach
Meet Katie, a coach and meditation leader based in Portland, Oregon. She’s the creator of Ebb + Flow, where she offers one-on-one coaching, leads workshops, and holds free meditation circles with the goal of supporting busy, creative people through...
4 reasons to open a business bank account
4 reasons to open a business bank account
It’s easy to overlook the value of a business bank account, especially if you’re an entrepreneur who’s just starting out. While it might not be mandatory for your business, and the prospect of opening one can seem overwhelming, a dedicated bank account...
Taxes 101 for new business owners
Taxes 101 for new business owners
Taxes. Few would call them fun or easy, but they’re an especially daunting subject for new entrepreneurs. Most folks get the hang of doing their own individual taxes quickly and easily since they’re relatively simple and it’s easy to get advice...
You made a website. Now what?
You made a website. Now what?
Congratulations, you’ve just finished building your new website. It’s beautiful, and I bet you’re excited. Now, how do you get people to visit it? There are lots of resources about driving traffic to your website with ads and social media. This...
Quarterly tax basics for new entrepreneurs
Quarterly tax basics for new entrepreneurs
If you work for an employer, you likely think about paying your taxes once a year. When you start earning money for yourself, however, everything changes. Although tax returns are only due once a year, the IRS wants you to pay your taxes on a much...
Finding your target market
Finding your target market
Today, small businesses can realistically market to anyone, anywhere in the world. At the same time, customers can choose to patronize any one of the literal millions of businesses that sell online. As consumers, we’re overwhelmed by the options...
How do I form a business?
How do I form a business?
You’ve come up with a brilliant business idea. You’ve researched the market, estimated your profits, made a website, and even secured your social media handles. Now, you just need to figure out how to manage your business finances. So you run to...
How much does it cost to start a business?
How much does it cost to start a business?
So, you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a killer business idea and plenty of hustle. You know you’ve got the skills and the ambition to succeed. You might even have found the right business partner. All you need is some startup cash. But … how...
How to come up with a business idea
How to come up with a business idea
If you’re reading this, you probably want to start a business but you’re not yet exactly sure what that business should do. Maybe you have ideas, but you’re not quite confident in them. Maybe you have a problem you want to solve, but you’re not...