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Considering Freelancing

Thinking about Freelancing?

July 12, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Freelancing is a job option that many people consider at a certain point in their careers.  Being your own boss, dictating your own hours, setting your own rates are all very tempting reasons to freelance.  “A recent study by Upwork indicates that most U.S. workers will be freelancers by 2027, and nearly half of millennial […]

Credit Card Fees for Business Owners

Do You Know What Credit Card Fees You Pay?

June 19, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Payments made by credit cards incur fees for business owners but it’s a smart business option to accept this form of payment.  Intuit QuickBooks shares the credit card fees that you will face: Interchange fee is the fee that banks charge for performing the transaction and they are the largest of all the fees. Assessment […]

What’s Happening in the Small Business World?

June 14, 2018 by OSYB Staff

There are some indications that the small business world is in a whirl of activity.  So what is really going on?  Intuit QuickBooks shares some interesting insights:  Amazon it seems is no longer seen as the antagonist but rather as an ally, at least for the “(68%) of small-business owners who sell online and say […]

Relax … the busy season is mostly over

May 22, 2018 by OSYB Staff

With all the new tax changes and evolving roles that you could be taking on, it may feel like the stress of the tax season is hanging around longer than it should.  Accounting Today, shares 10 tips to help you rejuvenate after a stressful period:   Celebrate your successes   Inspire with purpose   Recognize […]

6 Labor Law Tips to Have at Your Fingertips

May 17, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares labor law tips that will keep your business booming with all the help that you have hired and also keep you in compliance with important labor laws. Be very accurate in identifying  your workers as either 1099 workers or W-2 employees. Establish a visible location to display your labor law poster wherever […]

Stop, Don’t File that 2017 Income Tax Folder Away Yet.

May 15, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Now that the tax deadline has past and you are probably all done, you may have just left that tax file on the corner of your desk.  Don’t file it away yet.  The Journal of Accountancy says now is a great time for you to spend time reviewing your financial plan.  It’s also a great […]

Need Help Getting Your Invoices Paid?

March 8, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks has some great ideas for you to ensure that your invoices are paid in a pre-agreed timely manner, so you don’t have to hear that the check is in the mail.   The number one tip is to make sure that you have a written signed contract that spells out: exact work specifications established […]

Identify Your Target Market

February 27, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Neil Patel, Quicksprout, shares why identifying your target market is vital for the life of your startup.  Without a clear target market and a strategically crafted marketing campaign you will fail to produce high conversion rates at low acquisition costs.  CB Insights shares the 2 top reasons why startups fail :   42% of startups […]

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