Happy Earth Day! At Done By 5 we love Earth Day! It is the one day that people across the world come together and celebrate the beautiful planet we all share and call home. Not only is it a day to get up, get out, and enjoy the outdoors, it is a reminder that we only have one place to call home and we must take care of it.
You’ve made it through yet another tax season and your free as a bird for the next year! But wait! At Done By 5 we say you have one more thing to do…reward yourself! The completion of your taxes marks, not only your freedom from your desk and calculator, but also another year as a successful business with many great accomplishments, and time to plan even more exciting endeavors. So you deserve some celebration.
The internet has made it a lot easier to be a small business owner these days. It has been one of my greatest resources since I ventured into the world of being a virtual/business assistant for small business owners almost 10 years ago and still proves to be just as useful for myself and my team every day. When I started Done By 5, I would read the blogs from “well-known” big companies but found myself turning to advice from fellow small business owners and bloggers more often than not. Blogs are a great resource for relatable and digestible information!
We don’t know about where you live, but spring has finally sprung in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it is great! Everything is waking up from plants bursting into colorful bloom, to birds chirping with spring fever! Even the warmth of the sun and that much needed vitamin D seems to be recharging us with the motivation to be active and to create. It is the perfect time to capitalize on that energy and get everything done that you may have put off during winter.
It is hard to believe, but the first quarter of the year is nearly done, geeze is the time just flying by?! The first quarter is naturally busy for the small business owner. January 1st officially marks the beginning of tax season so between W-2’s & 1099’s going out and meetings with CPAs and bookkeepers, there’s a lot to do.
In honor of St. Patricks day, we wanted to do a post about luck. We were quickly reminded that (pro tip) there is no such thing as luck in the small business world, just a lot of hard work. That being said, below are some of our favorite quotes from great minds and small business owners on hard work, how to succeed, and how to “get lucky” in business.
“In this world, nothing can be certain except Death and Taxes.” Benjamin Franklin.
That April 15th deadline is just over a month away and panic and anxiety about taxes and payments is looming. Let’s be honest, no one likes paying their taxes and as a small business owner it is even harder just signing away money that so much hard work has gone into making. But taxes are a necessary “evil” and something every small business owner must address.
At Done By 5 we are always on the hunt for the best tools available to small businesses. The right tools make work easy and efficient for everyone and that keeps us happy, our clients happy, and our client’s clients happy. As virtual assistants, happy is all we could ask for. With the speed of tech these days, there is a solution for everything, and if you haven't found the app or software to solve that one pesky problem, chances are it's right around the corner.