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How to Increase Your Freelance Prices

Price increases are a normal part of doing business. Whether you need to raise prices to adjust to inflation or you want to offer an upgraded product, few businesses continue to offer the same price for an extended period of time and stagnant prices can kill a business. Customers are typically understanding of a price increase […]

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New Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit Helps NYS Restaurant Owners

If you own a small, independent restaurant in New York State (NYS), you may be eligible for the State’s new return-to-work tax credit, which is part of the 2021 state budget legislation and provides qualifying restaurants with a tax credit of up to $50,000 and $5,000 per net new hire. To qualify for the tax […]

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Keep Your Freelance Finances On Track With These Budgeting Apps

As we head into the dog days of summer, now is the time to take a few moments to look ahead to the final quarter of the year so you can plan ahead financially. This is especially important for self-employed business owners and freelance professionals who should be extra vigilant about keeping your personal and […]

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The SBA Makes PPP Loan Forgiveness Easier for Freelance Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just made applying for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000 easier with the introduction of an online portal where borrowers of PPP funds can directly apply for forgiveness without involving their bank lender. This change is good news if you are a freelancer who leveraged a […]

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Should Freelancer’s Opt-In to New York’s New Pass-through Entity Tax?

Recent changes in the federal state and local tax (SALT) deduction are having a ripple effect in New York and several other states, too. This may impact your freelance business because New York State (NYS), among others, is now instituting a new irrevocable pass-through entity tax to offset the shortfall they are experiencing on revenue […]

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Why Every Freelancer Needs Workers’ Compensation Insurance

As a freelancers and self-employed business owner,  you are no doubt extremely busy running from gig to gig, getting the work done, and having  little time left over for yourself.  Like the shoemaker who often goes without their own shoes, you may be neglecting something very important: the need to protect yourself from the financial […]

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Top 5 Tips for Scaling Up Your Freelance Business

Amy M. Bergman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President, Insight HRM Are you holding back your freelance business from scaling up to the size and scope you want it to be? If you’ve been operating as a freelancer and have maxed out your capacity to take on additional work then you are your greatest asset and your main bottleneck!  […]

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Hot Topic: Can Freelancers Get the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting Americans hard in spring 2020, and many businesses were required to close locations, some were hit harder than others. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues were impacted most seriously of all, because aside from delivery services, they couldn’t work remotely as could professional services businesses. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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Hot Topic: Can Freelancers Get the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting Americans hard in spring 2020, and many businesses were required to close locations, some were hit harder than others. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues were impacted most seriously of all, because aside from delivery services, they couldn’t work remotely as could professional services businesses. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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Hit on Your Bike While Riding to a Freelancer Gig? New York No Fault Insurance FAQs

The good news is, if you are hit by a car while biking or walking to a freelance gig, you will have medical insurance and lost income coverage.  You may also be able to recoup any related damages with a lawsuit against the negligent parties. If you were a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a […]

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