Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week July 22, 2017

This week’s top stories include information covering the following four topics:

  • Want to Build a Successful Home-Based Business? Experts Say This 1 Surprising Thing Is a Complete Game Changer
  • Three Ways to Buy an Established Online Business
  • The Freelancer’s Totally Fun, Definitely Not Boring Guide to Taxes
  • How to Quickly Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Images in 3 Simple Steps

Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.


Want to Build a Successful Home-Based Business? Experts Say This 1 Surprising Thing Is a Complete Game Changer

Inc.
By: Peter Economy

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Starting a successful home-based business takes more than thinking about it, talking about it, or dreaming about it.  According to home-based business experts, the number-one ingredient for success in starting and growing a home-based business is something all of us have in varying quantities…  Read the full story

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Three Ways to Buy an Established Online Business

Entrepreneur
By: Jonathan Long

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Large brands used to have a massive retail-environment advantage over mom-and-pop companies because of their distribution. Now, the playing field is even, thanks to the internet. You don’t have to be a national brand these days to build a million-dollar online business. A solid product or service, combined with the right advertising platforms and targeting, can quickly make a no-name brand wildly profitable in a short period of time. Read the full story

Related Paper: Business Valuation – 6 Valuation Methods

The Freelancer’s Totally Fun, Definitely Not Boring Guide to Taxes

Business 2 Community
By: Dan Shewan

You know what’s awesome about freelancing? Almost everything. Pants are optional (mostly), pets make better coworkers than most people, and you can listen to Kenny G as loud as you like without fear of mockery or reprisal from colleagues. (Ahem.) Know what sucks about freelancing? Paying taxes. If you’re thinking of striking out on your own as a freelancer or launching your own business, you and you alone are responsible for making sure Uncle Sam gets what he’s owed. Read the full story

Related Post: Income Taxes Explained

How to Quickly Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Images in 3 Simple Steps

Business 2 Community
By: Melissa Nazar

Social media – it’s not just a B2C marketer thing. It should come as no surprise that 83 percent of B2B marketers today use social media content. Marketers say they see more exposure, increased website traffic, and more loyal fan bases thanks to social media. Another fact – 74 percent of marketers are using visuals as part of their social media marketing efforts. It’s not surprising – most people claim to be visual learners after all, so a well-placed cat meme seems to go a long way. But feeding Read the full story

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