Improving Leadership & Communication in Organizations

Sean Conley loves people. His passion is helping others be more successful. To facilitate this passion, he decided to start up his own small business called ConleyGlobal, LLC. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company was officially established in January 2013. Sean serves as a business consultant who specializes in business transformation and team development. “I provide coaching and training for large and small organizations worldwide,” he explains. “I work with both individuals and teams to develop their business, leadership, and people skills. My goal is to help businesses grow

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5 Tips on Managing Your Income as a Freelancer

Maybe you work as a freelance writer, crafting compelling pieces of marketing content for your clients’ websites and social media accounts. Perhaps you’re a freelance musician, playing country music on your guitar at local venues in your area. Or maybe you work as a business consultant, assisting CEOs to improve their management strategies. Freelancers come in all shapes, sizes, and industries. Earning income as a freelancer can be a little scary and challenging at times. So here are 5 quick tips on managing your income as a freelancer: 1. Buckle

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Writing & Singing Tunes toward Startup Success

Jackie Stone says she took her son, Marshall, to a parade when he was 5 years old. He started to cry. “What’s wrong?” she asked him. “I want to be in the parade!” he exclaimed. At that point, Stone knew her son would one day go on to be a successful performer. Today, Jackie and 21-year-old Marshall are now proud business partners of Sound of Stone, LLC in Westminster, Maryland. They officially put up the small business in May 2014. Through the company, Marshall Stone works as a singer-songwriter. This

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Income vs. Profit vs. Revenue: Their Roles in Business Accounting

Motivated entrepreneurs dream of dollar signs – bright, S-shaped figures that shimmer and represent the true reward of starting a venture and reaping the financial benefits of the hard work that goes into it. Once officially up and running, making money is what all small business owners strive to do each day. This can be done directly through making sales to customers, indirectly via passive income, and investing in stocks or bonds. But according to the IRS and other government agencies, there are a few terms used to classify certain

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10 Books Entrepreneurs Should Have on their Shelves

In honor of National Read A Book Day, here are 10 informative and motivational books that all entrepreneurs and small business owners should pick up or download on their tablets: 1) How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Originally published in 1937, this classic title explores how human nature plays a tremendous role in any type of success, especially when it comes to finances and business ownership. Carnegie teaches readers how to improve people skills to “win” others over by making them feel important and appreciated. 2)

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Cooking up a Little Piece of Heaven for Those on the Go

Imagine a tasty steak smothered in tangy barbecue sauce with a side of mashed potatoes. How about some Swedish meatballs? Or maybe you prefer a healthy serving of smoked pork or a delectable buffalo burger? Is your mouth watering yet? Entrepreneurs David and Kathy Lethem hope so. The Lethems, who are clients of 1800Accountant, established their own small business in Casa Grande, Arizona, right between Phoenix and Tucson. Naturally, the company is called Kathy’s Mobile Creations Featuring Dave’s BBQ, LLC. The startup formally took shape in June 2014. While the

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IRS Phone Scam Continues; Agency Offers Tips to Avoid It

In recent months, a phone scam has been going on in which fraudsters are contacting innocent taxpayers by phone, posing as IRS agents, and demanding payments. While it appeared that the scam had been on the decline, new evidence shows it remains an ongoing problem. A Lowdown on the Scam Last week, the IRS issued a consumer alert for all taxpayers regarding an ongoing phone scam, along with some additional details and tips to avoid tax fraud in this particular case. In this current IRS phone scam, callers often demand

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Paul Zindrick of Black Dog Consulting – Building Brands for Athletes and Entertainers

Betsy, a 13-year-old black lab, had no idea that one day a small business would be named after her. When entrepreneur Paul Zindrick launched Black Dog Consulting, LLC, this hypothetical became a reality. Zindrick’s consulting agency is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area in California where he resides. It was formally set up in November 2012 and consists of a business partner and a few contractors. Black Dog Consulting assists clients with their branding, marketing, business development, and public relations needs. Zindrick specializes in working with drivers and

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Need a Small Business Loan? Your Options May Be Limited

Entrepreneurs exploring options on funding a small business often turn to bank loans as an effective way for them to get initial capital to pay back once they have income flowing in. However, a recent report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that while there’s been slight growth in small business lending, the numbers are not very promising. Small Business Lending Showing Minimal Growth At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2014 from January through March, banks held about $585 billion in small business commercial loans. While this is

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Imparting Knowledge & Skills Through Online Education

Entrepreneur Kelley Chrouser has worked in online education since the advent of the Internet. Thanks to her more than two decades of experience, she thought it was the perfect time in her career to go into business on her own and enjoy the great benefits to self-employment. A client of 1800Accountant, Chrouser proudly serves as the owner of Learning on the Edge, Inc. The home-based small business is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and was formally set up in April 2014. Chrouser explains what exactly her

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