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[kuh-myoo-ni-tee] n.- sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists
Herbalists and other wellness people are a varied bunch!
Let me introduce you to some of my friends.
There's a practical side to being an Herbalist. We don't get benefits, we don't get W-2's or 401-K's, and we have to pay quite a lot of taxes for being self employed!
Here are some of my favorite ways of staying organized, accurate, in touch, and legal.
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My go-to email newsletter service for over 10 years. Lots and lots of easy to use templates, lots and lots of free stock images, lots of space to upload my own images. Reporting, scheduling, automatic resending, it's quick and easy to collect addresses and send emails to your legions of fans!
This is a micro-investing system. You set up regular investment deposits (daily, weekly, monthly, whatever) for as little as $5. When you make purchases, the app rounds up your bill and sets that change aside- when you reach $5 it automatically invests that too. In addition, you can set up an IRA called Acorns Later with regular small investments as well. Acorns is awesome, and I can understand it, and I'm FINALLY saving for retirement now.
A simple drag-and-drop website editor. I've used Weebly for over 10 years, and it has remained simple, easy, and consistent. I don't believe I've ever experienced a site outage or lost any files! And as I've grown and changed my business, I've easily grown and changed my website to match.
Transactions, mileage, reports, invoices- you really need to manage this stuff if you have any kind of business. QB makes it easy for you, and at tax time it's super simple to just hand over the reports to the person or system that you use! In the past I used the full, saved-on-my-computer version. This online version is simpler and more lightweight so it works just great for the business that I run.
Struggling to find insurance for your unusual business? Check out Alternative Balance! They cover everything from Acupuncturists, Aerial Yoga, and Airbrush Tanning to Personal Trainers, Pet Groomers, and Pilates Instructors, with so much in between- including Herbalists. Not to mention, they cost less than any other insurance I've found yet.