As business owners, we often feel the pressure to give away our work for free. For new service providers, it can feel especially tempting.
This idea does make us feel good in the short term, however, they can lead to stress later on when we are desperately trying to get more money to feed our families. Join Kristin and Jeff as they look at three things will allow you to help people while growing your business.
When we are surrounded by problems it is easy to get frustrated or flounder. Join Kristin and Jeff as they discuss ways you can do things without burnout and the drama that can accompany any changes that we make.
Also, we would like to give a shout out to Cyn Hendrix from The Pharmacist Awnesrs podcast for a great analogy during the live recording on our facebook page.
Twitter's February 2018 changes threw us a curveball. WHAT!? I cannot just use the same tweets over and over again...ever???Honestly, it has been a while since we have thought much about how we use social media at Small Biz Life. If you follow either of us on Twitter, you will notice that we use it mainly as a feed of evergreen content.
If you're like us, time is a premium, and you don't have a team dedicated to social media strategy. Maybe you have become too reliant on social media scheduling tools, and have let your perhaps your lesser used accounts suffer from atrophy. Join Kristin and Jeff in this episode of Small Biz Life as we consider essential questions for our social media usage.
The business cycle can be crazy. We can work nonstop and it can feel like we are not getting anywhere. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are working on what is important? Join Kristin and Jeff as they explore this important topic.
Many small biz owners struggle to even get three hours of time per week to grow their business according to this OfficeMax survey
Do you have tax liabilities in another states or countries and not even know it? Nexus is a term that you might have heard but you aren't really sure what it is. Most small businesses don't think about it because it must be something only bigger businesses deal with but states and other countries are getting smarter.
Merriam-Webster defines nexus as a connection between two things. For tax purposes, that connection creates a tax liability. How does a business create a connection for tax purposes?
Under traditional rules, there were three ways to generate nexus in a state:
With the popularity of online shopping and states losing out on sales tax money from those internet sales, states started to redefine how nexus was created. Many...
Kristin and I have both created many proposals in our 30 years of experience. We have seen a growing trend in proposals. Listen to today's episode as we discuss this trend and why, if you use it, this tactic it is hurting your business and different ways to change it to your advantage.
Kristin and I easily have hundreds of discussions a year about websites with Small biz owners. So in this episode, we will be talking about the most common myths we hear about websites and give some simple advice on how to deal with your website.
Myth #1: Homepages need to cover everything
This is like the avatar problem, if you have it all on one page, the page will fail to serve anyone.
Myth #2: Advanced marketing websites are very expensive to set up or
Myth #3: They are too difficult to DIY
We started our email list because everyone says that you need an email list. However, we found most of the platform gurus fail to explain how to use it. Join us in this podcast episode as we talk the 3 most common problems we see with companies' email strategies.
Small Biz takeaway!
Plan to sell and consider Funnel Scripts!
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You might be shocked to learn this. The government loves when you hire employees. It has many benefits for them and the people you work with. They love it so much, in the tax law that past called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they created a special tax deduction to help make sure that your business pays out wages once it becomes profitable.
Join Kristin and Jeff as they look at this new tax deduction, That can reduce your small biz profits by 20%. However, beware if you do not have wages and you make 1 dollar too much... It can cost you the entire deduction.
Kristin and I could have panicked. Hearing about how much disruption a newborn can cause in our lives. Even with our fear, we chose to focus on the other advice given to us from most of the parents who talked to us. A newborn will be difficult. However, it will be the biggest blessing we can have and take the opportunity to learn how to have a better life and small business
Kristin and I understand that we will spend the rest of our lives raising our new son. Let us share with you what we have learned to improve our company so far after having a new child.