I just feel like quitting!

Some days, I just feel like crying and giving up my dream of owning my own business. I keep feeling like my business is NOT moving forward. I think I’m doing what I am supposed to be doing, but I feel overwhelmed with everything.

Can you relate?

I’m trying to grow my business part-time while I am working full-time. I still have to make time learn how to grow my business, but there is sooooo much information that’s out there. I need to create content, set up email subscription, send out emails, reply to comments on my website and emails. On top of that, I have to make the meals, shop for groceries, clean the house (actually, I hire someone because I hate cleaning). I also need to spend time with my man, family and friends. And, then there’s exercise too.

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Can you remove an old oil stain from clothing?

Has this happened to you? You go to take your clothes out of the dryer and notice an oil spot, or rather streaks?

I don’t’ know what happened, but when I put my clothes in the dryer, they sometimes come out with stains. Now, I KNOW they are not salad dressing stains because one of the tops was brand new! I just wanted to get rid of the wrinkles. So, I put it in the dryer ALONE, but when the top came back out, it had the steaks of oil all over it. I was upset because I just bought it and I couldn’t understand how this happened.

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Flowerless chocolate chip cookies using leftover almonds

I had half a bag of almonds left from Costco that my man didn’t want to eat. He said they tasted stale. Well, I didn’t want to waste them, but I am not a big fan of nuts, so needed some ideas. I did a search on Google and to find ways to make almond butter.  I watched a few videos with a similar machine to mine (Ninja Professional) because I don’t have a Vitamix, and well, it didn’t turn into butter. I waited for close to 15 minutes and it still didn’t turn into almond butter.  I would have posted the video but it wasn’t worth just watching and listening to noise.

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Have you done your 2017 Taxes yet?

Have you completed your tax returns yet?

You only have until April 30, 2017 to complete them.

I finally completed my taxes using www.simpletax.ca for 2017 and really liked it. The main reason I used it is because 1) it’s free, 2) user friendly, but you do need to read up on the expenses for home business. While it’s FREE, I donated $10 bucks because….it’s worth it and, I saved $120 from having to use an accountant. Not that I wouldn’t use one again, but right now, my revenue and expenses are not complicated and, I am enjoying doing them. Oh, and the good news…I am getting a REFUND!!!!

If you haven’t started, don’t wait too long to get your taxes done, especially if you think you have to pay. Revenue Canada doesn’t have a problem charging you interest if you are late in paying.

If you are or someone you know is a tax preparer or specialist, please email me. I am looking for experts who would like to posts articles on my blog that helps small part-time businesses.

Good luck and get er done! Sorrry, I know it’s slang, but it’s much fun to say.

Tina

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Tax Time Again – Taxes due April 30th, 2018

Ahhhhggg, it’s tax time again. Does this image resonate with you? It does me. This is the one time of year that I don’t enjoy because I have to find all my receipts, put them all together and then…pray I get a refund, which doesn’t always happen, even though I put extra money into RRSP.

I just wanted to write a quick note to say if you’re doing your taxes in Canada, check out this link to learn about software packages to use if you are doing your own taxes. For me, I am using SimpleTax.ca again as it worked for me last year.  I am in the process of doing my taxes again this year, but I didn’t earn money because, well, I was working on writing a book, so I wasn’t pursuing any business, but I am still able to write off my expenses because the book is part of my business services that I am offering.

So, just because you may not have earned money, you can still deduct it from your taxes.

Here’s the link: https://www.thebalance.com/top-canadian-tax-software-programs-2948660

Good luck.

Tina

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