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How To: End of Year Reviews and Planning for Self-Employed People

CLICK HERE: UPDATED for 2014/2015 and beyond!!!   I honestly can’t believe that 2011 is about to end in two weeks. I know, you’re probably sitting there thinking, “Lara, let me get through the holidays before you start talking about the New Year!” No. Sorry, but nope. When you’re in business for yourself, you’ve got…
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I’m Talking to Artists and Crafters Only Right Here…

NEW & UPDATED FOR 2014! CLICK HERE!!! This content below is from when I originally offered my free ecourse. For current information, please click here: How I’m Going to Change Lives (My Own Included)           Some of you may know that I’m also an artist in addition to all I do…
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Self-Employment From Home – Crunching The Numbers

My boyfriend Erick just recently launched his own computer and office equipment repair business after being fed up with the job hunt. He’s been unemployed for a few years since the company he worked for began to go under. He had taken the time initially to go back to school, but graduation and many interviews…
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Here’s Why You Need to Buy Local, Buy Handmade

Support Local Farmers! That’s the same sign I saw at least half a dozen times in every town I went through during a drive out to the country the other day. Signs for Farmer’s Markets and Village Malls and all these rustic, hand-painted calls to action. I stop as often as I can at these…
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The Downfalls of Being Self-Employed or, “Lara’s Bad Day”

I’ve got so much damn work to do, but I feel like I have to put this post out there, in order to get this out of my head. I’m feeling frustrated today, and am opening up about it. People talk about this all the time, how it’s not all it’s cracked up to be,…
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Life Is A Highway… I’m Gonna Ride It All Night Long

Yeah, it is. I can’t believe we’re into March 2010. You know, “into” March… beyond the first week of any given month and you’re “into” the month. Life has been a whirlwind for me lately and I’m lost in how much I’m in love with it right now. Seriously, folks. You’re reading the words from…
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