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I expertly mix art and making a living so that creative entrepreneurs can afford to create without limitations.

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Interview with Hassan Osman, Author of Influencing Virtual Teams

Although I classify myself as a solopreneur, there's no way I would be able to run my freelance business without the help of virtual contractors and team members. When I started getting into the world of entrepreneurs and virtual work, I came across Hassan's writing and other blog, The Couch Manager. I immediately signed up for his newsletter and read…

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FreshBooks Review: Simple Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

No matter what type of business you’ve built it’s vital you find an accounting system or software that keeps tracks of your business income and expenses. When I quit my full-time accounting job last year and started my online business, I already knew the importance of establishing an accounting system. But I had no clue what kind of bookkeeping software…

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How I Quit My Job and Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

Today's post comes from Assistant Editor Melanie, who recently quit her day job to start her own freelance business. She shares more of her journey on her blog, Dear Debt. I never thought I’d be an entrepreneur. I hardly knew what the word meant and didn’t think I had it in me. I thought that entrepreneurship was for other people…

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Get Published on High Traffic Sites: 5 Steps to Using Help A Reporter Out (HARO)

If you're a small business owner and you haven't heard of Help A Reporter Out (also known as HARO for short), well, you're in for an awesome surprise. HARO is a free service you can join that will link you with reporters from all over the nation. Over 30,000 members of the press use HARO to find experts and business owners to…

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How to Overcome Uncertainty as a Self-Employed Business Owner

This post is from new contributor Kali Hawlk who’s documenting her journey to quitting her day job and starting her freelance business. Read the rest of her story here. When you’re the boss and running the show, insecurity and uncertainty are a fact of professional life. Sadly, no one provides you with a crystal ball or your personal psychic that can help you understand what to expect…

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Cash Budget Challenge Check-In: Overcoming a $1,645 Financial Emergency

After having spent over a year climbing out from under consumer credit card debt, at the beginning of this month I found myself once again in that same position. And let me tell you, I was NOT happy! It's been a rough first year as a full-time entrepreneur and I won't pretend I did everything perfectly. I took on a lot…