For many Americans, the freedom associated with running their own business or working independently as a consultant or freelancer can be very appealing. But with that freedom and independence also comes a lot of responsibility, and not just the day-to-day operations and accounting processes necessary to keep the business afloat. There are also things like health insurance to consider. (more…)
YouTube is developing its tools constantly to enable small businesses to get their message out there, so with a few key tips it’s easy to develop brand awareness and begin your own fantastic YouTube channel.
This guide will offer you three essential areas to cover, to help you create and maintain the very best video presence you can. (more…)
As a manager, you may not always be happy with the performance of your employees, but it’s also important to remember that the performance of your employees is often a reflection of your own performance and managerial style. How you interact with your employees and the strategies you use to motivate and mentor them may need a tune-up. Here are some ideas to help you improve your management and keep things moving at a good pace for your business. (more…)
In a traditional business model, every paper procedure is full of administrative steps and quirks. Also, it is time-consuming.Time is money, especially now when everything tends to automate.
We used to print invoices for years, put them in an envelope and send by mail to the customer. Although there is a more effective solution today, many companies still send invoices this way. There are so many reasons why you no longer need to do that. (more…)
Whether you file state returns every month, quarter, or year, nearly every online seller will have a sales tax deadline in January. Keep in mind that, in most states, January sales tax is usually due by January 20th. Around TaxJar, we call January the “Sales Tax Perfect Storm” and everyone is invited.
To prepare, here’s a quick refresher of the steps to get ready to file: (more…)
Launching your own business might have been your lifelong dream, but this is not a destination, in fact, your journey has just become. Besides daily business challenges like taxes, staff necessities or marketing strategies, another crucial aspect should also consider is improving your managements skills. If you want your small business to thrive, you need to know how to guide everyone toward success. Let’s look at these basic abilities that can help you become the perfect leader for your business. (more…)
For small business owners, there are many challenges to introducing and growing a new company. How can you establish yourself in a new market? How can you attract clients? One tactic that can help address these questions, yet often goes overlooked, is corporate gifting. Corporate gifts are small tokens of gratitude that, given on appropriate occasions, remind the individuals important to your business that you value them. Done efficiently, it can benefit every aspect of your business. (more…)
We know that visual content can increase the amount of time users spend consuming content, but do you know why? It’s all thanks to neuroscience, or the impact that certain marketing aspects have on the brain. For that reason, marketers have coined a new phrase: neuromarketing.
The short definition of neuromarketing is the use of neuroscience tools and theories to help businesses better understand consumers and attract their attention. Neuromarketing is a relatively new trend in the marketing universe, but it’s already shown some impressive advantages over traditional advertising techniques. If nothing else, it’s helped to close the gap between marketers and everyday customers. (more…)
Oodles of myths and misconceptions swirl around sales tax. Even the savviest online sellers can get confused about sales tax for a number of reasons. For one, sales tax is governed by the state level and every state is different. Also, sales tax guidance is often written in legalese and jargon that no busy business owner has time to decipher!
We dispel these myths and misconceptions every day at TaxJar, so I thought I would share the most prevalent of them with you here. (more…)
Summer is coming to a close, which means that people are trekking away from the beach and back to their jobs. The fall season can be an especially hectic time for business owners, with Black Friday and the holidays lurking on the horizon. Getting back to the grind (and, let’s be honest, just facing reality) can be difficult after any length of vacation. Luckily, we have a few tips to help get your head out of the sand. (more…)