Organizing, Officially

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My stomach tied itself up and I began to sweat. I had not taken an exam since college. Let’s just say it’s been a few years. But there I was, in Austin, TX, taking an exam to earn my Level II certification in Chronic Disorganization from the NSGCD. (Name changing soon to ICD if you’re […]

Death by Taxes

Posted Posted in From the Blog, Small Business

IRS Form 1040 ES: Use your income from last year to estimate this year’s. Me (aka Jane Taxpayer): Hmm … what if I’m only trying to figure out my income since July from my new business? IRS Form 1040 ES: Subtract line 4 from line 3. Then figure out your tax using schedules on page […]

Listless Listing

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There are these things to do. Lists of things. Get a business license. Choose a name. Network. Choose a logo? Network. Read blogs about self-marketing. Network. The list keeps growing. I know starting my own freelance business isn’t going to be easy. I have a lot to learn about business, and about explaining to people […]

Into the Great Wide Open

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I will miss the newsroom. Yesterday we had breaking news, a gas leak forcing evacuations in downtown Raleigh. I was tapped to produce a live cutins, giving people information the leak and which buildings were affected. There is no feeling like the rush of live TV and the hurry to get it right, get it […]

Taxes v. Trains

Posted Posted in From the Blog, My Two Sense

RALEIGH, N.C. —  A bill now on the the governor’s desk would allow the state’s second- and third-largest metro areas to expand mass transit systems if voters approve raising local sales taxes. HB 148/SB 151 would allow the state’s voters in Forsyth, Guilford, Wake, Durham and Orange counties to  decide whether to increase local sales […]