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Your business: how many hours do you need to work?

If you're running a business, you probably work long hours. But you may not know how many hours you work each week, much less how many hours you spend doing paid work or how many hours you spend do...

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The pros and cons of freelancing

What are the pros and cons of freelancing? Being the sole decision-maker It's great to be able to make all your own decisions but it can be lonely at the top. As decision-maker, the buck stops wi...

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What are the benefits of working from home?

The main benefits of working from home are: 1) living very close to your work, 2) flexible hours, 3) low operating costs, 4) having a quiet place to work, and 5) you can take time off if you need t...

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Keeping your book-keeping up-to-date

If you find it hard keeping your book-keeping up to date, you might find these basic tips helpful. Keep your book-keeping up-to-date Keeping track of which money belongs to you and which belongs ...

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Book-keeping basics: what’s the best program for you?

Whether you're a freelancer, contractor, sole trader business or small business owner, you need to make sure the book-keeping or accounting program you are using suits the needs of your business. I...

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How I started up my scribing/editing business

Starting from scratch My business is a mixture of online and offline services. I am still developing my skills, learning to manage my business better and always improving my online shopfront (w...

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So, you want to start a home-based business?

First you need a online shopfront Every business needs a shopfront - the place to which your customers go to check out whatever you are selling. If you have a home-based business, odds are your ...

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The skills you need to start a typing/scribing business

To start up a home-based scribing/typing business, you'll need to: be experienced in working with sensitive and confidential information and have a very good understanding of how to keep your ...

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When can you self-edit and when do you need an editor?

Self-editing is the task of editing your own document after you have written it. After self-editing, some types of documents also need to be edited and/or proofread by another person. When is self...

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