Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week December 10 2016

How Much You Should Be Charging for Your Freelancing Gigs (Infographic)

Entrepreneur
By: Rose Leadem
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One of the hardest things about being a freelancer is figuring out how much you’re going to charge your clients. And with 35 percent of the U.S. workforce being self-employed today, it’s become a growing concern for nearly 55 million Americans. Whether you’re in finance, technology or even law, every industry has its own unique elements for concocting an hourly rate. But if you don’t know your industry’s going rate — don’t worry. Accounting software Freshbooks surveyed 2,000 of its customers to come up with median rates for six industries.  Read the full story

31 Legitimate & Profitable Home Based Business Ideas (2016)

Seed Time
By: Bob

legit-home-based-business-ideas4With the economy being what it is, layoffs all around us, and an increasing desire for many to escape the rat race and work from home, many are trying to start a home-based business.

Working from home not only offers independence and freedom but there are also some great home-based business tax deductions as well. As I sit and write this, I am reminded of the years I spent in jobs that I didn’t like and am now so thankful that I get to work from home and do something I love. Read the full story

Entrepreneurship vs. Freelancing: What’s the Difference?

Entrepreneur
By: Daniel Dipiazza

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A few years ago, I was watching an interview with Seth Godin, who is one of my heroes of the business world. He was explaining the core differences between entrepreneurship and freelancing. I was getting heated just listening to him. Here’s how Seth explains it:

Freelancers get paid for their work. If you’re a freelance copywriter, you get paid when you work. Entrepreneurs use other people’s money to build a business bigger than themselves so that they can get paid when they sleep.

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Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

FORTUNE
By: Eimantas Balciunas

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You don’t have to reinvent the wheel — you just have to be a smart marketer.  Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge markets. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Read the full story

The Role of Color in Branding | Market-Inspector

By: www.market-inspector.co.uk

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the making of a brand or logo? One of the most important factors that companies and marketers consider while deciding on their brand is the color. Yes, color is such a powerful tool in designing a company’s brand name and logo. It can affect a brand in both positive and negative ways according to how you use it. Read the full story


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