Why file quarterly taxes?

Dear M&M: I have a part time job, but I just started to do freelance work on the side. Do I need to pay quarterly taxes for my freelance work or can I just pay them in April when I normally file? –Julie Dear Julie: Being self-employed or working freelance can be great as far…

Tips on the hard work of running a business

Dear M & M: This isn’t getting any easier it seems each year I am in business it gets harder. Do you have any tips? – Janice Dear Janice: “The statistics are sobering,” Intuit says. “Fifty percent of small businesses fail within the first five years; 70 percent fail within the first 10.” Sure we…

Why bother goal setting?

Many times as a business owner (especially when you first start out) the goal is to just have enough left in the checking account at the end of the month to be able to continue to the next month. In order to sustain one has to start doing some future planning.