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Home Business Owner, Are You Charging Enough?

March 16, 2022
are you charging enough

You’re working more, but it seems like you have less to show for it. You started your own business to find a better work/life balance, yet you have less free time to do the things you love than you did before. You need to sell more or gain more clients…or do you? Maybe you just…

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How Much Should You Charge For Your Services Anyway?

November 5, 2021
how much should you charge for your services

I think one of the most frustrating things I dealt with when I started my business 14 years ago was trying to figure out what to charge.  I got tons of great advice on forums and from our local small business administration, but when the question of how to price my services came up all…

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Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

May 21, 2020
side gig ideas to supplement your home business

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone.  You could still be making enough money to make you ineligible yet you’re still not making what you normally…

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8 Home Business Ideas that Provide Local Services

February 6, 2020
home business ideas that provide local services

When people think about home based businesses it’s often associated with providing services via computer or providing handmade or digital products via an eCommerce platform.  But what if neither of those avenues are for you? Maybe you prefer getting out and about rather than being in the home office all day, every day.  Does that…

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How Much Should You Charge as a Home Business?

September 25, 2019
how much should you charge

Possibly one of the hardest parts of starting and growing a business is deciding on what to charge.  Whether it’s a product or services, getting the price right is critical in your ability to sustain the business and yourself.  So how much should you charge as a home business? Your first instinct is going to…

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If You Receive Payments You Should Have An Electronic Payment Option

June 25, 2019
electronic payment option

This post isn’t just for the small business community, this one is for anyone taking payments for anything. Big businesses, small businesses, service providers, local youth organizations and yes, even the grandma selling her homemade sea salt chocolate fudge; if you’re taking payment for something you should be offering an electronic payment option. Big and…

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Navigating the Ebb and Flow of Small Business Ownership

April 3, 2019
navigating the ebb and flow of business

Once upon a time, you imagined your small business, complete with a vision of a steady, comfortable level of activity.  Chances are, you realized that was as good as a storybook fantasy soon after you opened your doors. The truth of the matter is, there is a definite ebb and flow of small business ownership.…

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