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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.

Back to School... for you!

Aug 12, 2009

Posted by Maureen Petron - Are you hitting the back to school sales for your kids? Picking out new shoes, clothing and school supplies?

Doing the same for yourself?

Continuing education for micro-business owners is important -- but often left by the wayside due to time or cost concerns. A great article on the Freelance Folder blog explains why you should think again about investing in yourself to grow your business.

The article offers some great tips on traditional (colleges, seminars) and nontraditional (Webinars) places to get continuing education for yourself. Don't forget about Small Business Development Centers, located all across the country. SBDCs offer free and low-cost training for micro-businesses. You can meet one-on-one with a counselor, or you can attend one of their group seminars.

Search for an SBDC in your area here.

And keep an eye out for NASE seminars on taxes and networking in your area. For the past several years, we've traveled coast to coast to bring you tax tips and tools. Now we're bringing you networking opportunities as well! Watch for a notice in your e-mail and Self-Employed magazine!

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Written By Ryan M (@pss-california) - Tips and Tricks

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Are you looking for a unique way to earn some extra cash while unleashing your creative spirit? Crafting isn’t just a fun hobby; it can also be a lucrative business venture. With a bit of imagination and some entrepreneurial spirit, you can turn those skills into a profitable enterprise right from your dorm room.  Whether

Written By Karcy Noonan (@anthonylucas) - How-To Guides / Tutorials

Scent Marketing: How Small Businesses are Using Fragrance to Enhance Customer Experience

In the competitive world of small business, creating a memorable customer experience is key to standing out. One innovative strategy that has gained traction is scent marketing. By incorporating carefully chosen fragrances into their environments, small businesses can evoke emotions, create lasting memories, and even influence purchasing behavior. This article explores how small businesses are

Written By Karcy Noonan (@anthonylucas) - Customer Service Insights

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As a business that combines elegance, romance, and celebration, the bridal gown industry appeals to those who want to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. But breaking into this cutthroat market demands careful preparation, ingenuity, and a deep grasp of the workings of the industry. This essay examines crucial factors and practical tactics for starting and expanding

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Overcoming Common Challenges Faced by Online Entrepreneurs

Starting a successful online business is like starting a tug-of-war between your time and money. For early-stage entrepreneurs, you constantly have to ask yourself if you should invest your hours into learning new skills, like web design and video editing, or if you’re better off hiring experts. And then there’s the question of how you’ll

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