Self Made: NASE's Blog


Welcome to the Self Made.  This is a blog focused primarily on the self-employed and micro-business and full of fantastic posts by not only our team of experts but by YOU!  We realize that there are many ways to help the small businesses out there which is why we invite other business minded individuals to post here and help the rest of the community as well.
  • 7 Ways Businesses Can Curb Any Customer Stress During COVID-19

    COVID-19 has recently affected many businesses causing some to limit their operations or close down temporarily. Depending on what type of business you have, you may be unsure of what steps to take to support your customers at this time. Here are some ways you can curb the distress that they might feel.
    Posted on Mar 31, 2020 by Susan Ranford
  • Tips to Create the Perfect Home Office

    As technology advances, more workers can work from home. Many companies have embraced remote working, allowing employees the flexibility to work where they want. While many employees greatly appreciate the option to work from home, their home environment is not always prepared to become a home office. A home office should be more than just a room to work in and a poor home office can negatively affect your work. Before you switch to remote work, it is a good idea to set up a home office that works for you. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to create the perfect home office.
    Posted on Jan 31, 2020
  • How Solar Energy Can Save Your Small Business Money

    Solar energy is hardly a new technology, but it is becoming more popular and affordable. More businesses are realizing the benefits of solar energy. Back in 2015, Walmart was one of the biggest commercial adopters of solar energy, as they added 348 solar panel installations, not 348 panels but 348 systems of solar panels. Other companies have followed suit with Apple, FedEx, and Verizon all adding solar installations. Companies large and small across the world are not only seeing the eco-friendly benefits of going solar, but also the monetary benefits. Solar energy, which ecnompasses more than just solar panels, can save your business a significant amount of money.
    Posted on Dec 11, 2019
  • How the Freelance Economy has Changed in the Past 20 Years

    We live in a time where everyone can be their own boss, literally. It’s an amazing thing that’s possible for millions of people, hugely thanks to technology. People have been freelancing for a long time but the internet changed the landscape and turned tasks as simple as driving, writing, clearing inboxes, walking pets into a side hustle for many people.
    Posted on Nov 27, 2019 by Susan Ranford
  • 5 Things You Need To Do When Starting Up A New Business

    It’s no secret that starting a business can be an incredibly stressful experience, because it can seem like that there are hundreds if not thousands of things that you will need to get done at once. No matter how well you plan out every stage of your business, there are going to be a lot of things popping up that you didn’t anticipate.
    Posted on Jul 30, 2019
  • How to Start a Home-Based Business That Works

    Home-based businesses are growing in popularity as the economy embraces remote work and people seek more flexibility in their careers. However, starting a home-based business involves more than quitting your job and going freelance. To avoid legal problems and lost money, it's important to follow the proper steps when establishing a home-based business.
    Posted on Apr 12, 2019
  • 5 Tips for the Self-Employed Notary

    Notaries have been widely used since the Roman Empire. They were well respected and often advised emperors and other rulers. That respect continues today in many European and Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy. Notaries are also important in the United States, although perhaps somewhat less because of our common law legal system. Notary services are vital to almost every business, individual, and government agency, especially those in banking, finance, law, healthcare, and real estate. John Coolidge, the father of former President Calvin Coolidge, was a notary. As a notary, he was able to administer the oath of office to his son. Notaries have an interesting history, including how important they are to so many facets of society. Become a notary and join this ancient and noble profession because almost everyone will eventually need a notary!
    Posted on Feb 27, 2019
  • How to Set Up UPC Barcodes for Your Products

    With e-commerce thriving, there have never been more sales opportunities available to small business owners with a killer product. To fully take advantage of the global marketplace, business owners need to make sure their products have authentic identification numbers, which are then encoded into a UPC (Universal Product Code) barcode.
    Posted on Nov 01, 2018
  • Work-life Balance has Six Components

    As Autumn is underway, it's as good a time as any for new resolve about your business. Everybody talks about work-life balance, right? But what does it really involve? Master these six components and you’ve got it made.
    Posted on Oct 15, 2018
  • 7 Essentials for Marketing Your Small Business

    Marketing is complex and often confusing. People who specialize in it take years to really understand how it all works and learn how to create effective marketing strategies. Furthermore, as a marketing expert myself, I always have to keep up with current trends in order to stay relevant and help small business owners reach their marketing goals.
    Posted on Oct 01, 2018 by Sarah Daren

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