Independent contractor costs have an impact on the quality of the services they provide.
An online business that hires contractors will not surprisingly find that the better the contractor, the higher the cost of hiring that person. (more…)
Success with an online business requires flexibility to survive and thrive beyond the five-year lifespan of most businesses.
In the 1980s, Compuserve was the dominant online business in access and content. It eventually failed. Then came Prodigy, which shot up and later fell into oblivion. (more…)
Gross profit is a useful way of measuring the financial health of a website.
Yahoo Finance is a useful website for investors. It has financial data about the most successful Internet companies such as Google, Amazon and Ebay. (more…)
A site analytics report for a small business should offer the most important insights while keeping the process fast and simple.
Productivity is a critical part of any business. A website report that is fast to build and simple to review improves productivity. A report that is complex and time consuming will deplete a critical chunk of time. (more…)
Independent websites with a single employee have a far different view of profit than larger companies.
One major difference lies with how they handle payroll and some of the most basic expenses. (more…)
The owner of a small business website should look for ways of growing it that are free, quick and simple.
The Internet is loaded with experts who talk about big ways of making money online. But they often leave out the cost and effort required to get there. (more…)
Tax rates for independent contractors depend on whether the business is a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, S corporation or C corporation.
The government has the same basic rates for all businesses. But the actual tax rate as a percentage of profits — also known as the effective tax rate — depends in part on the business type. (more…)