Freelance

17 Tax Deductions for Freelancers

As the old adage goes, “Work smarter, not harder”. Before increasing your workload, make sure you’ve maximized your income by keeping track of your deductible expenses – to lower your taxes. Many freelancers like you know about common tax deductions like business travel and meals, but there are many other deductions,often overlooked, that can save

Assess Your Achievements and Update Your Resume

The first step to goal setting is to assess where you are. What are you most proud of this past year both personally and professionally? Did you take on any additional responsibility this year? How did you take initiative in your job? Have you learned any new skills? Did you earn any certifications or licenses?

In Prepping for the Year Ahead, Don’t Forget to Look Back!

It’s a new year so it’s a great time to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and whether you met your goals or not. It’s easy to lament the missed targets, the stagnant revenue, or other challenges but it’s also dangerous to rest on your laurels and think everything is going great so there is no

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!

The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To reach it, you need to accomplish little picture or “supporting role” goals in

Get Your Digital House in Order

Need guidance on how to tackle your digital presence in 2016?  The following tips are a great way to at least begin the process (you have to start somewhere). There are always new social media venues out there, but it always always better to diversify your portfolio, while focusing on the established platforms, before venturing

Bringing sanity to your inbox

Tired of having too many emails cluttering your inbox?  Many entrepreneurs are getting hours of time back by using services like unroll.me and SaneBox.  SaneBox learns what email is important to you and filters out what isn’t.  Unroll.me lets you combine all of your favorite subscriptions into one email and easily unsubscribe from those you

Aspirational vs. Objectively Achievable Goals

Goal setting is part of the New Year Tradition.  It is also a good business practice.  Too often the goals we set are aspirational versus objectively achievable.  For example: have a better work life balance, don’t stress too much and increase my income.  Ok as a start, but what is the measure for how you

Have a plan!

  Summit Wrap Up by MJ Boice If you weren’t able to attend NMSN’s Annual Military Spouse Career Summit last month, then you may have missed out on THE professional development event of the YEAR!  All professional development events should be sought out and soaked up every chance you get; but this wasn’t your average