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Healthy Online Business Depends on Bonuses to Survive

A healthy online business has more potential for staying healthy if it puts a heavy emphasis on bonuses rather than salaries.

Consider two scenarios with different approaches to paying the owner, the staff or both. (more…)

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Independent Contractors Balance Cost and Quality

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…)

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Online Business Success Demands Flexible Thinking

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…)

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Healthy Website Profit Begins with Gross Profit

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…)

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Business Structure Impacts Website Profit

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…)

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Independent Contractor Taxes Depend on Business Type

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…)

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Independent Contractors Thrive With Income From Multiple Sources

Independent contractors have a better chance of surviving and thriving if they have an income strategy that looks beyond just the business.

More than half of the business closures in the United States were the result of problems getting financing or a failure to reach profitability, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor sponsored by Babson College. (more…)

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