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Our blog features news, tips, and true stories from our team and from the front lines of self-employment.

Croissant’s CEO on Three Years of Alternative Workspaces
January 22, 2019

Croissant’s CEO on Three Years of Alternative Workspaces

One of the known advantages of remote work and an independent career is the ability to work anywhere you want. But, there’s days when this is more of a hassle than a blessing. Done trying to score workspace at a crowded café? Dedicated desk at a coworking space not for you? You’re in luck! There’s[…]

Tax Planning Tips for your New Freelance Business
January 22, 2019

Tax Planning Tips for your New Freelance Business

Many people get into freelancing because they are creative free spirits. A creative free spirit does not a tax accountant make. Tax planning as a freelancer is much harder on your left brain and your budget than being a full-time worker. You’re not sharing the burden of Social Security and Medicare taxes, you have to[…]

Common Freelance Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
January 16, 2019

Common Freelance Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Working as a freelancer is a constant state of making decisions—when and where to work; which clients to accept; how to market your business, what your logo should look like; and more. When it comes to success—and profitability—one of the most important decisions that freelancers can make is how they’re going to approach pricing their[…]

How Our Brains Thwart Saving For Taxes
January 16, 2019

How Our Brains Thwart Saving For Taxes

I’ve been freelancing full time for two years, and I know I won’t make it through my third if I can’t get it together. By “it,” I mostly mean the money parts, like saving for taxes. I’ve made a mess for myself. In the first year of being a freelancer, I was so good about[…]

My Six Freelance Resolutions for 2019
January 9, 2019

My Six Freelance Resolutions for 2019

One thing I haven’t missed since exiting the corporate world for a full-time freelance career four years ago is the annual review process. In retrospect, the process did have some redeeming qualities, including the opportunity to sit down with my boss and set concrete goals for the year to come. The start of a new[…]

Outsourcing tasks as a freelancer
December 17, 2018

Outsourcing tasks as a freelancer

The good news? Your freelance business is booming, and you’re swimming in clients and projects. The bad news? You’re struggling to get it all done on your own, and you may be edging toward freelance burnout. In order to continue building your business sustainably, you may need to start outsourcing tasks. But that doesn’t mean[…]