Rachel Blaufeld provides some tips on maintaining boundaries while working from home as many startup business people do. I am guessing that if you set treat your home office like a 'real' office, your productivity will go WAY up!
Over the course of my career, I’ve helped over hundreds of thousands of small business owners incorporate a business or form and LLC. But I’ve also found there can be just as many questions after incorporating a business or forming an LLC. In this post, I’ve put together some of the more commonly asked questions to help you navigate life after the incorporation or LLC formation process.
Just as important as filing for a Trademark on our businesses, it is crucial to remind ourselves what is trademark-able about the ‘us.’
As a mom in business, getting and staying organized is an ongoing theme. From planning my week on Sunday night to scheduling in fitness to making sure everyone gets home from school to planning for an upcoming conference, my daily life runs like an airplane flight plan. During the summer, hyper-planning and knowing where everything is located IS even more critical otherwise life begins to looks like one big circus. When summer hits, our lives as mom (dad) - preneurs and professional women (and men) get turned upside down, and we adjust our routines to allow for different pickup and drop off times along with wanting to enjoy some summer fun with our kids. Unfortunately, somewhere in between basketball camp, swimming, and a myriad of important conference calls, my home office took a turn for the worse. I put into effect my very own tips for taming a home office in order, especially during summer: Being able to work from home is such a luxury for moms, but can also driag us down a boundary-less road. Don’t let that happen to you this summer. Make the most of every minute with an organized office and schedule, so you can enjoy a few extra minutes splashing around with your families!
The economy is difficult, the jobs numbers aren’t improving, and the stock market is pretty shaky at best. But in these tough times, people are doing some incredibly remarkable things. They’re showing just how determined, creative, and courageous human beings can be. And if I can help these individuals get the ball rolling on their ideas and make their dreams come true, I can’t imagine anything better...AND that's why I love what I do each and every day and I live by the mantra of "Do what you Love and Love What you Do each and every day because you ONLY live once!!!!!
We’ve reached the mid-way point of 2011, it’s the perfect time to review the financial and tax picture of your business. Too often small business owners wait until it’s time to file their returns to start thinking about taxes. Tax planning is an ongoing process and taking actions now can help lower your 2011 taxes, and for years to come with the following mid-year tax planning checklist.
Running a business from home is a great way to get started as an entrepreneur, but make sure you keep in mind some of the possible pitfalls and productivity traps. You owe it to yourself and your business to be able to close the door and go away for awhile, and you also owe it to your family to be able to leave work at work - even if "work" is "upstairs in your home office."
What's in a name? Selecting the right business name for your company is important — and it should be followed by taking the right legal steps to make sure the name is yours to use for years, and decades, to come. A prudent approach to naming entails three important steps: brainstorming, investigation and registration.
While incorporating a business may be straightforward, small business owners often make a few common mistakes that can have a significant impact on their business. Of course, the biggest mistake of all is never forming an LLC or Corporation in the first place and putting your personal assets (savings account, retirement fund) at risk. Even if you’re putting in 80-hour weeks to drum up new business, make some time this year to incorporate. You’ll be able to scale far more smoothly and securely for years to come.
Hello Corpnet! I am thrilled to be here as your half-crazed mom in business! I say half-crazed in a good way because even though my days are long and often slightly nuts, I love being a mom and a business owner. Don’t get me wrong - not everything runs smoothly, but life is vibrant and fun, and I feel very fulfilled. The best part about what I do is sharing my mistakes with the hope that I will help a few other business owners and moms (or dads) while making fun of myself. Today, I am going to share a little secret with you...A few years ago when I opened my first business (which was about a month before the recession hit, but that is another story), I allowed my husband to do all my paperwork and filing for my LLC. Moral of the story: Know your strengths and when to ask for help, but don’t just sit by idly and allow someone to take over for you. Make every experience related to your biz a team effort!