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Running a business is not easy. It requires a lot of time, hard work, and sacrifice. If you operate your own small business, you’re likely all too familiar with the never ending to do list. Maybe you’ve even given up weekends and burned the midnight oil to make sure everything gets done. But there has to be a line. If you push yourself too hard, both you and your business will suffer.
Working as an independent contractor has become a popular alternative to the traditional 9 to 5 job. Prior to the recent wave of cloud-based technology, it wasn’t much of a viable option. But now people located all around the globe can collaborate using online tools like web-conferencing, mobile apps, and document sharing — just as if they were working together in the same office.
More and more small businesses are choosing to run their business in the cloud. And it’s for good reason. Teams can work more collaboratively simply by having access to software and data hosted online. However, finding the right cloud-based solution can be quite an undertaking. Almost every software market is ripe with a number of young cloud providers.
Running your own business can be a great experience. You get to make a living by following your passion. And you get to be your own boss and run the business on your terms. But in order to succeed as a small business owner, you need to manage cashflow correctly. This means keeping accurate accounting records that provide total visibility into the money moving in and out of your business.
Operating a business without keeping close tabs on its financial health is like driving blindfolded. It’s hard to make sound decisions when you don’t understand the implications on your company’s bottom line. You probably know that keeping accurate financial records is an absolute necessity for your small business.
Get into any conversation about mobile, data, or technology in general and there is a good chance the term the cloud will come up. Even though it has become an in vogue term, many people still struggle to put its meaning into words. Let’s clear the air about the cloud. What is the cloud? Simply put, the cloud is a group of remote servers where we can store all our data, files, ...