Working with freelancers in 2021 — 10 outsourcing tips

As per the nature of 2020, many businesses downsized or have fewer full-time staff. On the bright side, increased online traffic led to other businesses pivoting to digital or offering more virtual products/services. No matter the case, business owners and entrepreneurs still need support, a gap that can be easily filled by working with freelancers or contractors.

In a complex digital landscape, you can’t do it all; it’s not sustainable for your health or sanity (business owner anxiety is on the rise, especially for females).

Moreover, it’s not practical for the growth of your business.

Outsourcing is an affordable strategy to help get more off your plate and successfully scale.

 

But working with a freelancer for the first time can be a daunting prospect.

I’ve managed freelancers for multiple companies and I’ve been a self-employed contractor, so I understand both sides of the relationship. As such, I’m … Read more

Brandon LaVere: Pushing for #1

We recently caught up with Brandon LaVere, owner of LaVere Web Design, a web design agency based in the metro area of Phoenix. You can find LaVere Web Design on Facebook, Calendly and Google Maps.

The who:

Looks like you’re launching a new website for your business. Congrats! Is that a symptom of leveling up your operation, or more of an overdue task? 

I’m always pushing myself to stay on top of the web development world by producing the latest and greatest website, to showcase to my customers what LaVere Web Design is capable of delivering. In 2021, customers will be able to experience a website where animation and design explore new levels of creativity and practicality.

You’re based in the Phoenix area, which has changed enormously over the last decade or so. Has that affected your business in any way? 

Living in Phoenix has actually caused … Read more

2021 tax calendar for small business owners

This article was originally published on Jan. 3, 2019, and was updated on Jan. 8, 2020 and Jan. 4, 2021. 

This content should not be construed as legal or tax advice. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.

As a small business owner, it can feel like tax deadlines constantly sneak up. Quarterly estimated taxes? Sending 1099s to contractors? Income tax day? It can be all too easy for busy business owners to overlook the tax calendar, missing a due date and facing a penalty.

And then there’s COVID-19. The pandemic threw the 2020 tax calendar into a frenzy, with the usual April 15th due date moving forward two months to July 15, 2020. The good news is that, as of right now, all tax deadlines for 2021 remain unchanged.

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