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How to Deal with Stress as a Business Owner

How to Deal with Stress as a Business Owner

Everyone has to deal with stress from time to time. It could be from a difficult situation or relationship in your personal life. Or, perhaps it’s your professional life that is causing you stress and anxiety instead. If it is the latter, and you are also the owner of the business you work for, there are ways to help you deal with stress as a business owner. 1. Don’t Push Beyond Your Limits Pushing past your emotional, psychological, and physical limits is a problem many of us have. We go and go until we nearly drop from exhaustion. Once our bodies tell us we must stop and rest, we do, although reluctantly. It seems that some of us are nearly incapable of relaxing until we are forced to. As an alternative, don’t push beyond your limits. Know what those limits are and catch a few hours extra sleep now and then or take a break and go for a short walk during the day to reduce your stress limits so you can run your business at its optimum. There is some great advice on stress relief from the NHS which you may find beneficial. 2. Eat Healthy Foods Its advice ...

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Review Of How Andrew Argue Can Help You Grow A Hyper Productive Accounting Company

The world of accounting is a tough industry to both work in and run a business. With so much competition from other firms, it can feel like the deck is stacked against freelance CPAs or small accounting firms that are looking to build their client lists. However, just because there are plenty of options out there doesn’t mean that you are unable to grow your own accounting business. In fact, according to Andrew Argue, nothing is stopping you from achieving hyper-profitability for your accounting company, and all it takes is a little training from Andrew Argue. So, with that in mind, let’s start our review of Andrew Argue to see what he’s all about and how he might be able to help grow your clients and retain current clients. Sales vs. Service For most accountants, they focus more on the numbers than they do their clients. What that usually means is that they can provide high-quality service, but they are unable to book new customers to sell themselves to make more money and turn current and new clients into life long clients. The mentality of high competition in the accounting industry means that many firms may undersell themselves or not ...

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Should You Pay for Childcare if You Work from Home?

Should You Pay for Childcare if You Work from Home?

Many people who have outside jobs as well as kids dream of having their own business and working from home instead. In their imagination it would be a perfect, utopia where their children happily play, making very little noise in a clean, well-kept home. Meanwhile, they would work in an efficient, relaxed environment free from the corporate machine and difficult bosses who dictate their every move. In addition they would rake in amazing amounts of money and save even more by eliminating their childcare expenses. But the reality is somewhat different.  It’s not easy trying to be both a full time stay-at-home parent and a breadwinner for your family at the same time. You may wonder if you should pay for childcare even though you work from home. Family Dynamics Whether or not you can or should work from home and take care of your children simultaneously depends partly on your unique family dynamics. For example, how many children do you have and what are their ages? If you have only one child who is still very small, you might get along just fine working from home around your little one’s schedule of naps and meals. However, if you have ...

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Perks To Getting An EIN Online?

You know that getting your taxes done, and done correctly can save you an unpleasant run-in with the IRS, and possible fines in the future. If you have started a new business this year, you will need to obtain an Employer Identification Number, or EIN, before you can file your taxes. An EIN number serves to identify your business in the eyes of the IRS- much like a social security number for an individual. You can obtain the number by filling out Form SS-4. If you have not yet obtained an EIN for your business, here are some advantages of getting an EIN online: Speed: In the age of email, teleconferences, and next day delivery, it seems ludicrous to wait two to four weeks for an EIN to arrive- which is exactly what you will need to do if you apply by fax or mail. When you apply online, you will get your EIN number after you have finished completing your application. You will need your EIN to file the taxes for your business, and getting your number quickly can help ensure that you do not file late. Convenience: Having to print and fax, or print and mail the form ...

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Making An Economical Choice Between Hiring And Contracting

One of the benchmarks many people look at for a measure of the growth of their business is the number of employees they hire. After all, that’s the central engine of an economy; nothing else happens until people have some money to spend. With so much emphasis on adding personnel to the payroll, it can be easy to take a distorted view of the decision on whether or not to hire. It seems that if there’s work to be done, somebody should be hired to do it. However, hiring personnel is an expensive decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. It must be able to pay for itself with increased production, efficiency, or other measurable benefits. Growing health care costs underscore the need to assess the hiring decision very carefully. What’s the alternative? Contractors can fill work gaps for your business without requiring you to take on additional employees. If you’ve been fortunate enough to see growth in your business and you’ve reached the point where there’s enough work to require additional personnel, here are some things to consider as you choose between hiring and contracting. Can You Justify A Full-Time Person? The immediate response some people have to this is, ...

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