Tagged: microbusiness

Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp, CPA.

College Alternatives, Part 2: Entrepreneurship, Apprenticeships, and Guilds

The last College Alternatives post focused on the skilled trades, such as machinist, electrician, arborist, and others. Since college has been pushed as a primary option for most students, there has been a labor shortage in many of the trades,...

The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet

A Shift in Direction

When I started this blog, I planned to focus strictly on entrepreneurship and microbusiness because those things can make it possible to live a doing-what-matters life. The problem was, with a URL like DoingWhatMatters.com, it’s been hard not to write...

The Music Lesson by Jan Vermeer

Three Questions to Ask Successful Microbusiness Entrepreneurs

There are many ways to learn – books, blogs, classes, lectures, online videos, podcasts, and more. You can even learn by jumping in and trying something, though I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the experiential method with brain surgery or alligator wrestling....

The Three Bears . . . Goldilocks found that small was "just right."

7 Reasons to Keep Your Business Small

I’ll admit it–I’m a bit of a contrarian. Most of the business advice you’ll read is about growing your business as big and as fast as you possibly can, but for the Do What Matters business, that’s not always the...

Get Ready for Tax Time

Get ready for tax time with organized records A guest post by Carol Topp, CPA If you have been keeping an organized record of your income and expenses, you will find tax preparation easy. If you are unsure how to...

A simple bookkeeping system for small business and home business.

A Simple Bookkeeping System for Small Business

A Simple Bookkeeping System for Micro-business A guest post by Carol Topp, CPA Small business owners need a simple bookkeeping method. The system described here uses single entry bookkeeping, not double entry bookkeeping that is taught to accountants. Record keeping can...

Ways to use Pinterest in your micro business.

How to Use Pinterest for Business

Pinterest is one of the most dynamic of the social networking sites. It’s not just fun and engaging; it can also be a very powerful tool for sharing what you do in your microbusiness and networking in a positive way....

Can you spin straw into gold? An illustration for Rumplestilskin from The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.

Spin Straw into Gold in a Microbusiness

Remember the story of Rumplestilskin and the ambitious miller who told a king that his daughter could spin straw into gold? Many people dream of finding or creating more income, but they sometimes overlook what they already have, such as...

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