How to Handle Upcoming QETs

How to Handle Upcoming QETsIt’s that time once again: time to whip out the finance books and try to figure out just how much you owe for quarterly estimated taxes, or QETs. More sitting down at the dining room table, going over numbers, scratching your head trying to figure out what this abbreviation stands for…

Wait, you don’t know what this is about? Quarterly estimated taxes are a big part of the small business owner’s life as they’re constantly buzzing around just around the corner, ready to pounce and make a mess. However, many small business owners still manage to forget about them, leading to headaches and possible fines.

Instead of putting them off, read our quick guide so you can get ahead of the game!

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Why You Should Keep Your Business and Personal Financial Worlds Separate

Why You Should Keep Your Business and Personal Financial Worlds SeparateThis post is brought to you by GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping, the simplest way to manage your small business finances online. Sign up today for a less taxing tax time!

Be honest: how difficult were your taxes this year? Did you have trouble figuring out how much you made and how bad your expenses were? Were you afraid you missed something? How many fistfuls of hair did you pull out?

Many sole proprietors start their businesses as a hobby or side income. It might not seem worth it to go to the hassle of opening a whole new business bank account. But keeping your personal and business finances combined can lead to some pretty bad headaches. And not just at tax time, either. There are several reasons why you should consider splitting your two financial worlds up immediately. Here are a few that could be affecting your business right now.

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Time to Spring Clean Your Finances!

Time to Spring Clean Your Finances!This post is brought to you by GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping the simplest way to manage your small business finances online. Sign up today for a less taxing tax time!

Remember your New Year’s resolutions? One of them was to get your life and business in order. Maybe you had a tough time with your taxes or you’re tired of always playing catch up with your books. Whatever the case, we’re now getting well into spring and it’s time to take those resolutions seriously.

But where to start? You could reorganize your office space, redo your business goals, or even finally spruce up your social media like you’ve wanted. However, in business, the success of your company comes down to the bottom line. That’s why we recommend paying close attention to your finances first.

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The Right Domain Name for Your Business Might Be Just Around the Corner

domain nameThe web as we know it is changing. A huge revolution is underway that will drastically alter the way we experience the internet. Is your business ready?

We’re talking, of course, about the plethora of new domain name extensions rolling out! For years website owners have been dealing with a dwindling supply of short, easy-to-remember domain names because so many .com’s and .net’s were bought up.

Starting now, though, you can choose from hundreds of brand new extensions tailor made to help potential customers searching the web find businesses like yours.

How Do They Work?

The days of limited choice about your website’s domain name are over.

With the gradual rollout of more than 700 new domain extensions, the internet is opening up like never before. If you really wanted TopNotchTennis.com but it was taken, now you can register TopNotch.tennis and customers will know exactly what they’re getting when they click on your link.

Here are some examples of what you can expect:

Business: These domain extensions relate to a vertical or an industry. Examples: .app, .shop, .ventures, and .lawyer.

Geographic: Anything related to a region or other geographical location like a city, country, or even continents. Examples: .tokyo, .irish, and .africa.

Community: These extensions deal with any type of community like a group, organization, club, or any other gathering. Examples: .fitness, .tennis, and .club.

Generic: There are even tons of extensions that don’t necessarily fit into a sub-genre. Examples: .free, .fun, .ninja, and .win.

These are just a small sample of the new domain extensions that will follow the handful already available for pre-registration (.luxury, .build, .uno, and .menu). Start brainstorming now so you can get the name and extension you want.

GoDaddy Has Your Back!

Not sure how all this works but know you desperately need a new website name? Don’t worry – we know how it is, and we’re here to help. First, head on over to the GoDaddy Extensions Page and start poking around.

There you’ll see the hundreds of extensions that have been unveiled so far. You can select some of your favorites and decide on one that would work best for your business. We’ll let you know when the extension(s) you are following are available for pre-registration. This way you’re sure to find a website name that will reel in new customers and keep old ones coming back for more.

Your customers want to find you. GoDaddy has your back!

This guest post is courtesy of GoDaddy® contributing writer Jennifer Dunn. As the Web’s top platform for small businesses, GoDaddy can help you easily start, confidently grow, and successfully run your own venture. 

 

7 Invoicing Best Practices for Small Business Owners

7 Invoicing Best Practices for Small Business OwnersThis guest post is brought to you by GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping (formerly Outright) the simplest way to manage your small business finances online. Sign up today for a less taxing tax time!

Running a business only works if you get paid. Sending out invoices with no answer from the client or customer can cause you to pull your hair out and stay up all night wondering how you’re going to pay the bills.

Now that GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping also includes a new Invoicing feature, we’ve taken a marked interest in how our customers invoice. And we’ve come up with several best practices that seem to get invoices paid promptly and in full.

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