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Archive for the ‘Self Employment’ Category

Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Colleen Oakley at our partner site LearnVest.

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”
“I’m crazy busy.”
“My to-do list is a mile long.”
If you’re like most Americans, you likely say one (or all) of the above statements on a regular basis.
A few years ago Brigid Schulte—a journalist for The Washington Post [...]

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Published on June 6th, 2014
Modified on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Productivity, Self Employment, Uncategorized
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Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

Written by William Cowie - 7 Comments

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt [...]

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Published on April 30th, 2014
Modified on April 24th, 2014 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance, Planning, Self Employment, Taxes
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10 Questions for … a Business Coach

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This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest.
Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world?
You’re not alone.
Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive the [...]

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Published on April 11th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment, Working
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The age of the entrepreneur

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This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
Many who reach the age of 50 and beyond aren’t looking forward to a rocking chair and a life of endless TV programming. They would like to stay on the job and work indefinitely. But ensuring they can isn’t always so simple.
No matter how much experience they’ve gained, [...]

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Published on August 14th, 2013
Modified on August 12th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Self Employment
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Calling attention to retention

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
I’ve been a member of a local professional association for more than 20 years. The group holds monthly meetings, and the program committee comes up with a different program each month, usually featuring one or more guest speakers. Topics have included getting the most from social media, seizing [...]

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Published on July 17th, 2013
Modified on July 9th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Customer Service, Self Employment
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Small Business: Passion Matters

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The board for the non-profit writing organization over which I preside had a meeting recently with a local legend, a board organization consultant. He was used to delivering the information he was giving us in several-hour workshops and he talked as fast as he could in the 90 minutes we had, while we scribbled furiously.
So [...]

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Published on March 7th, 2013
Modified on March 18th, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment, Working
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Dream Job vs. Reality Job

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 2 Comments

“I’ve got to get home for a phone call,” said my friend. I’ll call her Melanie. We’d been having an editorial meeting for the preview issue of the parenting literary magazine that we’re launching.
The dream job
As projects go, this was a dream for all of us; we’d raised a bunch of money on Kickstarter and [...]

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Published on August 14th, 2012 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Self Employment, Working
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Investing Locally

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 2 Comments

I was sitting in front of my friend Katie’s house, leaving her a note about the new business we’re starting together with some other mothers we know; a literary magazine for parents. She lives in the prettiest part of the neighborhood where I grew up.
I turned and saw a woman whose face looked tired, [...]

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Published on July 31st, 2012
Modified on August 15th, 2012 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Economy, Saving & Investing, Self Employment
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Finding the Best Business Bank Account

Written by Nickel - 9 Comments

A reader named Paul recently wrote in asking for recommendations for a good business checking account. He’s been dealing with Chase, which has recently instituted a $20 monthly fee for accounts with balances below $7500. Ouch!
My personal experience has been with a “Business Economy Checking Account” from Bank of America, which pays zero interest and [...]

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Published on June 27th, 2012
Modified on September 27th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Banking, Self Employment
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Starting a Restaurant: Ingredients for Success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

Years ago, a reporter with a Southern California-based publication spent a few hours striding up to perfect strangers on a busy Los Angeles street, and asking this question:
“So how’s your screenplay coming along?”
As the reporter suspected, many of the average Joes questioned were not at all surprised by the query. “I’m a third of the [...]

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Published on May 3rd, 2012
Modified on May 17th, 2012 - One Comment
Filed under: Saving & Investing, Self Employment
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