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Discuss the countless decisions you need to make in order to get and keep your business humming.
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Do you know how to be a Household Employer?
Everyday tasks like doing dishes, school pick-up and never-ending laundry can take a huge chunk out of the working day. Hiring someone to work in your home (think nanny or house cleaner) definitely frees up some time, but it also means you are now co...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Running smoothly ‎January 15, 2018 8:59 AM
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Some things to remember about Back Pay
Hi everyone, As the New Year begins, some of us will be thinking about back pay owed or awaited. Some of the things to remember on this account are: Back pay is the difference between what has been paid to an Employee against what she or he was owed....
by Sangeethmathew Established Member in Running smoothly ‎January 09, 2018 12:55 PM
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Year End Forms - How to Save some Dough and Potentially Become a Super-Hero Small Biz Super-Stah!
Hey All, So yes, a lot of people in here are very much ahead of the times and already all equipped to do all their year end stuff without a shred of paper (ha!) in sight. But some of us don't have that many employees or 1099s to do. And some of us ar...
by girlFRIDAY Senior Member in Running smoothly ‎January 11, 2018 2:27 PM
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Do you know how to be a Household Employer?
Everyday tasks like doing dishes, school pick-up and never-ending laundry can take a huge chunk out of the working day. Hiring someone to work in your home (think nanny or house cleaner) definitely frees up some time, but it also means you are now co...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Running smoothly ‎January 15, 2018 8:59 AM
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Proseries in the Cloud
Any one out there have proseries in the cloud? I have heard some customers have without any problems, but some have had issues. My understanding Proseries does not recommend. Any thoughts out there
by Wojtysiak New Member in Running smoothly ‎January 11, 2018 4:09 PM
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Year End Forms - How to Save some Dough and Potentially Become a Super-Hero Small Biz Super-Stah!
Hey All, So yes, a lot of people in here are very much ahead of the times and already all equipped to do all their year end stuff without a shred of paper (ha!) in sight. But some of us don't have that many employees or 1099s to do. And some of us ar...
by girlFRIDAY Senior Member in Running smoothly ‎January 11, 2018 2:27 PM
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What Apps Help You Stay Organized?
If “get organized” is one of your resolutions for 2018, we say, bravo! What organizational apps do you use to help you stay on track? Tell us – and then click below to find out which apps our members swear by! Stay Organized: Here are a Few of Your F...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Running smoothly ‎January 10, 2018 11:21 AM
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Some things to remember about Back Pay
Hi everyone, As the New Year begins, some of us will be thinking about back pay owed or awaited. Some of the things to remember on this account are: Back pay is the difference between what has been paid to an Employee against what she or he was owed....
by Sangeethmathew Established Member in Running smoothly ‎January 09, 2018 12:55 PM
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Are You Good at Managing Your Time?
When you run your own business, time is a precious commodity. What strategies do you use to make the most of every minute? Tell us – and then click on the article below to find out how other members manage their time: Beyond Apps: Low-Tech Tips For M...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Running smoothly ‎January 03, 2018 1:57 PM
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Wording for Reminder Invoices
A few of my clients routinely run late on paying their invoices. They are repeat customers who always pay eventually, but their inconsistency makes it difficult for me to plan ahead. Any recommendations on wording for the note on my reminder invoice?...
by Ianbel08 Senior Member in Running smoothly ‎January 02, 2018 11:45 AM
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Zapier & The Wonderful World of Zaps
I was at the QB's Connect class and learned about the wonderful world of Zaps. Just wondering if any of you have created Zaps and how they have worked for you? Also would love some examples of Zaps you've created to help streamline your processes.
by KellieBush1 Member in Running smoothly ‎December 26, 2017 12:40 PM
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What’s Your Trick to Staying Focused During Stressful Times?
The holiday season can feel like a mad, mad rush. You’ve got orders to fill, packages to ship, family and friends to please and obligations galore. Tell us: What is your best trick for staying focused and organized during the busy holiday season? Do ...
by WillowOlder Content Chief in Running smoothly ‎December 21, 2017 7:56 PM
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How Do You Track Every Penny You Spend?
Making money is hard enough. Don't make it harder by losing track of how you spent it! What are *your* tactics for counting every penny in the coming year? Tell us – and then click on this link to find out how to track your cash and keep it flowing.
by WillowOlder Content Chief in Running smoothly ‎December 20, 2017 8:39 AM
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Can't Serve Two Masters...
What to do when you have your own business and work for another company F/T and the F/T job is in the same field as your own small business. It could definitely be called a conflict of interest. I find myself calling out at times to run my business. ...
by Mr_Haberdash Established Member in Running smoothly ‎December 14, 2017 7:02 PM
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Reflecting on 2017: A Good Year -- or Good Riddance?
So much happens during the course of a year. Priorities shift, goals change, business models get refined. When you think about the past 12 months working for yourself, did your expectations stack up to reality? Tell us: Did you meet your stated goals...
by WillowOlder Content Chief in Running smoothly ‎December 12, 2017 6:50 AM
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Balancing family and business: How do you cope during the holidays?
It’s hard enough juggling family and business the other eleven months of the year. When December rolls in, personal and professional responsibilities ratchet up, making the challenge greater than ever. Tell us: How do you balance your business and yo...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Running smoothly ‎December 11, 2017 4:51 PM
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Invoicing: Frustrated by Late Payments? Some Tips for Tracking Down Your Dollars
Dealing with late payments from a client or customer is simply no fun. And when your client is a chronic offender, financial tardiness is more than just annoying. Consistently late payments can severely curb your cash flow and put your whole business...
by WillowOlder Content Chief in Running smoothly ‎November 27, 2017 11:38 AM
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The Gift of Gratitude: The More You Give, the More You Get
As Thanksgiving approaches, we (in the United States, at least) tend to keep gratitude in our thoughts a little more than usual. That’s great! One of the many awesome things about giving thanks is what we think of as the “boomerang effect.” When you ...
by WillowOlder Content Chief in Running smoothly ‎November 23, 2017 10:15 AM
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