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Important Issues Every Business Owner Needs To Think About

Contributed Post Picture From Flickr, courtesy of joshmacdonald.net There’s something you have to realise if you work for yourself. As a freelancer, you are essentially a business owner. Granted, you’re running one of the smallest businesses in the world. But there’s still a company model at play here. Particularly, if rather than working on contracts you are providing a service to multiple clients. That’s why, when you pay tax as a freelancer, you’re classified as a sole trader. You’re a business owner with a…business. When I started freelancing, I forced myself to take on this mindset. If I hadn’t, I don’t think I would have reached the point that I’m at today. You see when you run a business you have certain responsibilities and issues that…
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Types of Writing That Will Make You Think and Challenge Your Assumptions

If you’re an avid reader, then it’s easy to get stuck in one way of reading. Maybe you like a particular genre and stick to it faithfully. But this leads to a narrow view of things, and that’s never good. If you really want to open your eyes, you should find writing that makes you think and challenges your assumptions. Here are some forms of writing that will help to make that happen. Writing By People You Disagree With Many people only read writing by people that they know they already agree with. This is understandable because oppositional opinions and views can annoy people. Most of us have our own entrenched ideas, and we don’t particularly want them to be challenged. But by reading more…
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Dealing With The Stress And Hardships Of Divorce

Contributed Post. Personal note: I am not going through a divorce. This contributed post is for educational purposes only! Picture credit Going through a divorce can be a stressful time. The breakup of a marriage can involve a lot of complex emotions. Additionally, you’ll have to deal with the long and tricky legal process of a divorce. This can get extra complicated if you and your partner aren’t getting along. But don’t let yourself become too stressed. It’s important you handle the issue head-on so you can move on with your life in quick fashion. Here are some helpful tips for dealing with the stress and hardships divorce can bring about. Get A Lawyer When you separate with your partner, getting an attorney is the first thing you need…
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How to make your website more attractive to users

Contributed Post Image   If you’re a business owner then you know the importance of having a good website. It’s where people go to read about your services and make the decision to buy your product. Although it is difficult to get insane numbers of visitors in this day and age without effort, there are things you can do. Making your website appealing to people is one of the easiest ways of increasing traffic. People like being entertained. They also like when things are interesting and fascinating. You’re not going to attract anyone’s attention with a mediocre website. Many small business owners try designing their websites themselves. If you don’t have any prior web design knowledge, do not attempt this. Investing in a web designer…
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The Secret To Making Yourself Into A Better Musician

Contributed Post Pexels Photo Being a musician is one of the most rewarding pastimes in the world. No matter what level of experience you are, there is a huge amount of joy to be had in the simple act of playing music. This joy can be magnified many times if you also get a chance to play with others. No matter how good you are, however, chances are you are always keen to improve. Most musicians find that they are rarely happy with where they are. There is a real joy in learning new techniques for whatever instrument you are playing. What’s more, the more you play and practice with others, the better a musician you become in an all-round sense. In this article, we…
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