Spring is upon us. You no longer have the excuse of wintry weather to keep you from getting out and making the most of every opportunity to ensure 2017 will be a banner year for your business. It’s time to come out of hibernation and concentrate on taking the next step on the road to success. Whether you’re a business owner or a freelancer, there’s always something you can do to ensure you’re at the top of your game.
How can you do that? Check out the Business Services category on Moonlighting’s Jobs and Services page to find the tools and people that will help grow your business. There are publicists, marketers, tax experts, accountants, consultants, assistants, data entry, customer service and social media consultants just waiting to help you launch your endeavors to the next level.
Uncle Sam Wants Your Money
When you think of April, things such as springtime flowers and budding trees, lightweight clothes and warm weather come to mind. But that dark cloud created by the Internal Revenue Service blocks out all happy thoughts as tax time approaches.
No one enjoys the headaches associated with figuring out all the paperwork, jumping through all the hoops, or making sure the alphabet soup of forms is all filled out correctly. It’s impossible for the ordinary person to know and understand the tax laws. We need an expert to navigate through the exemptions, assets, deductibles, tables and charts that only accountants and IRS agents understand. You need an expert tax preparer to do all the dirty work.
Have no fear. There are brave souls out there who will tackle this necessary evil for you. Rick Anchia has over thirty years of experience filing tax returns for the public. He has worked with large corporations, small companies and the self-employed, so he should know all the ins-and-outs of tax preparation. Amber Peitzmeier is IRS certified with over 10 years experience in the tax and accounting field and is licensed and insured. Monica Mason says she enjoys helping others minimize their tax liability by maximizing deductions available within the tax law.
Worse case scenario, if you find yourself in a sticky situation with the IRS – getting audited, stuck with penalties, have unpaid taxes, etc – former IRS agents, like Shan-Nel D. Simmons, have the experience, know how, and expertise to solve the problem. There are many other qualified tax professionals listed in the Business Services category to help with this dreaded chore. All you have to do is search to find the right preparer for you.
Never Ending Paperwork
Any kind of business requires keeping year-round records. Not only for taxes, but also to keep track of how things are going month in and month out. Not everyone is suited to keeping up with the paperwork. That’s where a bookkeeper comes in handy.
Al Maldonado, Tim Damiano, and Pamela Clifton can help with bookkeeping, accounts receivables, credits and collections, accounts payable, billing, general ledger and payroll. They and a host of other freelancers will be happy to talk with you about what you need.
But wait, there’s more than just the financial paperwork involved in running a business. How about scheduling, taking phone calls, typing, data entry, and making sure you remember your spouse’s birthday? Even a self-employed one person operation needs a hand now and then to keep his or her head above water.
A data entry specialist or a personal assistant can come in handy every once in a while if not on a regular basis. Tina and Felicia Davis are available to quickly and efficiently assist you with your data entry needs. If you need help with organizing your calendar, proofreading documents, arranging meetings, calling clients, managing projects, writing memos, emailing clients or shareholders, or any other general assistance, Jamie Saunders and Katrina Olsen are eager to talk with you.
Spreading the News about Your Amazing Business
What’s the best way to spread the news about your amazing business? Advertise your services on Moonlighting, of course!
Other than that, you need to develop your brand, create a content strategy, and build a strong presence on various social media platforms. What does that mean? Keisha Latrece and Kevin Day can explain and implement that task for you.
Another way to advertise is through T-shirts, car wrapping, banners, brochures, business cards, fridge magnets, car magnets, pens, key chains, etc. David K can fix you right up. Looking for more visibility? David Immorton can produce film, music video, and even commercials.
Reap the Benefits of the Gig Economy
There are countless other freelancers available through Moonlighting’s Business Services category such as legal aid providers, private investigators, transcriptionists, sign makers, landscapers, moving specialists, insurance or real estate experts, even dog walkers and pet sitters. You name it, you’ll find it. If not, sign up and create your own help wanted ad. It’s easy to do, just create a profile, then post your job. It doesn’t matter how large or small, there’s a freelancer out there who can give you the assistance you need.
If you are a freelancer and want to make a few bucks using your talent, skill, or field of expertise, fill out your profile at the link above and then list your service.
So simple and it’s free…go for it!