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4 Legal Tips for Starting Your Own Freelance Business

One of the greatest obstacles you may face when starting your own freelance business is the amount of legal verbiage you must sift through to ensure you meet all rules and regulations. However, they are a necessary part of starting a business. You shouldn’t let them prevent you from pursuing a meaningful enterprise. Tips for Starting Your Own Freelance Business Know which permits and licenses you need – Even if you plan to run your business out of your home, there’s a good chance your state requires a permit for that (The Home Occupancy Permit). If your state doesn’t require one, it may still be worth getting. Most people prefer to work with a company that is licensed. A permit makes your freelance business precisely that. Register and calculate your taxes – In lieu of an employer, you will have sole responsibility for paying your taxes. Register with a certified…
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Your Small Business is Struggling

Struggle is a normal part of any early-phase business, but how do you stay motivated when things are tough? It can be hard to put in those insane hours when you’re burning through cash, frantically chasing customers and endlessly looking to get funding. Here are some simple ideas for how to stay energized. 5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Your Small Business is Struggling Pick the right team: If you are working your butt off to keep your company floating, you can’t afford to surround yourself with negative people who give up easily. Choose a team that is not only talented, but also hardworking and optimistic enough to make you want to come to work every day. Build a culture where everyone can feed off each other’s positive energy when they feel worn down. It’s not about you: Sometimes things are going to be so hard that you no longer…
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The Art of Letting Go: When to Move on from a Doomed Business Goal

Our culture associates quitting with failure for good reason. Most people quit too easily. Achievement can be a rocky road, and it’s often much easier to stop after a setback than to endure all the difficulties and uncertainty. However, there are times when moving on after a business goal goes poorly can be the best thing you can do. Here’s a look at times when even strong people should quit. When to Give up on a Business Goal Your vision has changed: If you are the type of person whose goals change regularly, it’s unlikely you own your own business. To succeed you need to be able to stick to a goal. That said, it’s natural and healthy for your plans to change over time. If your current business goal no longer drives you, then quitting could be more of an evolution than a failure. Your goal conflicts with your…
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