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How to make self-employment work for you
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
There are an estimated 10 million self-employed jobs in the United States, according to Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. People choose to become self-employed for a number of reasons, but Forbes reports that there are several signs that you are meant to be self-employed, including the fact that you want more flexibility in your schedule, you don't work well with others, you're passionate about your work, and you're resourceful.
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5 things small businesses need to know this fall
The Associated Press via Times Record
What do small-business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.
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Key steps for starting your own business
WROC-TV
CPA David Young discussed some key steps for starting your own busines … Young said you don't necessarily need to incorporate to start your own business. You can begin as a sole proprietor. If you begin as a sole proprietor you can use your own name or a DBA, which stands for "doing business as." This enables the public to know who's actually operating a company. You file your DBA at the County Clerk's office.
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Small businesses help workers buy health plans
The Associated Press via USA Today
When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn't afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul. He considered a variety of plans from different carriers, but they were too expensive or bare-bones.
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For self-employed, retirement saving can be a challenge
ConsumerAffairs
Often overlooked in the numerous discussions about the urgency of retirement saving are the potential obstacles for the self-employed. People who are self-employed, either as business owners or independent contractors, don't have access to employer pensions or employer matches to retirement accounts. They're on their own when it comes to saving for retirement.
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7 killer quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran
Inc.
The woman who turned a $1,000 real estate loan into a $66 million business has much to say about entrepreneurship, success and business. We would all do well to listen.
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Economy: Consumer spending climbs as US job gains boost wages
Bloomberg
Consumer spending rebounded in August as employment gains revived household earnings growth and encouraged Americans to return to shops and car dealerships. The 0.5 percent increase in purchases was more than forecast and followed little change in July, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington, D.C. Incomes advanced, rising 0.3 percent last month as wages and salaries climbed the most in three months.
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The keys to creating an ideal workplace culture
By Greg Witz
"That's just how we do things around here." If you've ever found yourself on the receiving end of such a statement, you may be unaware of the company culture you've just encountered. Culture — positive or negative — is a hot topic in leadership circles these days. Along with employee engagement, talent retention and addressing the generational difference of your workforce, many leaders and managers are struggling to find the happy medium among them all.
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Study: ACA could encourage self-employment
Albuquerque Business First via Memphis Business Journal
One of the supposed benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that it makes health insurance accessible to everyone and affordable. The ability to buy subsidized insurance on the insurance exchanges could potentially free people to start their own businesses because they won't have to rely on employer-sponsored coverage.
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