Author Archives: Dean

Episode #17: Should You Have a Business Partner?

Knowing your strengths, and having someone available to augment your weaknesses is a tremendous asset. If you can find a business partner that can do that, you are golden.

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Episode #16 Clients and Charging

The hardest part, at least for me, about being in my own business is charging customers. I often think that, because I am a nice guy and good at what I do, people will pay me fairly. Well, that isn’t the case most of the time. Normal people are business people. What I mean is…

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Episode #15: Sweet Home-Based Business Tax Tips

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR87CI5Ip2k[/youtube] Boring, yes, but oh so necessary. Dean rewinds, and brings you some quick tax tips for home-based business owners and also discusses why you need to keep your business and personal life separated. Links mentioned in this post: Outright.com

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Episode #14: No BS Business Plans, Part 2

[dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbcab5_episode-14-no-bs-business-plans-par_webcam[/dailymotion] Dean continues his quick and dirty business plan tutorial/ This time, he focuses on the finances. Links mentioned in the post: The Toppler Project Freshbooks

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Episode #13: No BS Business Plans, Part 1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR8UNYe_Bnc[/youtube] Dean gives you 3 tips on creating a workable business plan without having to spend 10 days and kill 40 trees writing the thing.

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LGS Episode #12: Taxes and Licenses

[metacafe]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3795850/lgs_episode_12_licenses_and_taxes/[/metacafe] Okay, yeah I know this sucks and is boring, but it’s necessary.  You need to know which licenses and taxes will affect your business.  These two factors are determined by what your business is, and what your business entity is.  Normally, these things aren’t that expensive, but if you ignore them, the penalties that…

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