There are never enough days in the year to adequately prepare for what's coming next. But since 2020, we think things have started to get a little easier at year end when it comes time to close out the year. While the past 12 months have probably not been the smoothest for you or the people you love, the next 12 months offer an opportunity to stretch, try, and otherwise seize the day. We hope this selection of articles help you start mapping out your dreams and taking the first steps toward a different reality.
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Close out the Year by Thinking about End of Year Business Finances
Yeah, we know this isn't the most popular topic, but your business financials and taxes are an important part of the health of your personal portfolio in addition to your business health. So let's dive into some tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of business taxes.
First, it's important to stay organized throughout the year. This means keeping track of all your financial transactions, such as income, expenses, and receipts. By staying organized, you can easily access this information when it comes time to file your taxes.
Next, consider hiring a professional accountant or tax advisor. They have the expertise and knowledge to help you maximize deductions and minimize any potential liabilities. They can also help with creating a tax strategy for your business that fits within your financial goals.
Another important tip is to be aware of important deadlines. Missing a deadline can result in penalties or even an audit from the IRS. Check out the article for more information on this topic!
Close out the Year with 5 Important Questions
Self-reflection is a fantastic thing to do any time of the year. In fact, we highly recommend asking yourself these questions throughout the year. However, at the end of a year, season, or project, it is especially a good time to check and in and see how things are going. It's a chance to take stock of where you are and where you want to go. So, let's take a moment together and look back on the year that has passed.
As we reflect, it's important to keep in mind that this is not about judging yourself or your accomplishments. This is simply an opportunity for self-awareness and growth. And remember, progress is not always linear – there will be ups and downs, setbacks and successes. The key is to use these reflections as valuable learning experiences.
So, grab a pen and paper or open up a new document on your computer, because it's time for some self-reflection!
Assess and Close out the Year
Assessing and reflecting on your year is a great way to anchor yourself and see where you want to go in the not-so-distant future. Taking stock of your experiences and identifying where you can improve will help you create your next big thing. Jump into the article to get started!
Start Planning Where You Are Going to Eat Lunch for the Next 12 Months
It's never a bad time to start thinking about what you want to eat 😜 Whether you're at work or home, ConnectWorkOnMain has got you covered with a diverse range of restaurant options located up and down Main St. From healthy salads to indulgent pizzas, there is something for everyone.
Find High-Paying Freelance Gigs in the Next 12 Months
It's never too late to start thinking about what you want to achieve. Whether it's personal or career goals, having a clear vision and steps to reach them is key. At ConnectWork on Main, we believe in empowering individuals to take control of their success and providing the tools and resources needed to do just that.
When it comes to setting goals, it's important to have a growth mindset. This means being open to new experiences, learning from failures, and continuously striving for improvement. Our community offers various opportunities for individuals to learn and grow, whether it's through in-person events, networking opportunities, or mentorship pairings.
We understand that everyone's journey is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to achieving success. This article offers 5 tips to help get you started on the freelance path. Ready to join a community of people who are working towards epic things? Get started here!