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Start Your Side Hustle! An Essence 2009 Smart Money Move


Kimberly Seals Allers and The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit are featured in April’s Essence magazine as a Smart Money Move for 2009. Click here to buy the book  now and start your money-earning side hustle today! Want some featured Passion into Profit tips? Click here. 



Turn Your Hobby Into a Hustle

This year’s tax refund should arrive soon.  Use it to start a business and get tax breaks


Outline you business plan. Answer the following questions: Does my business already exist? How does my idea differ from others? What does my proposed business aim to accomplish? How will the business grow?


Test the market.  Use online surveys to get feedback.  SurveyMonkey.com has a free option for up to 100 resonses but costs $20 per month for 1,000 responses monthly. Or host a dinner party iwth friends who could be potential customers.


Make it legit. Contact the Small Business Administration (sba.gov) to find out how to get a small-business license,. Incorporate your business starting at $139.00, plus the state fee at Legalzoom.com


Hire help. Contact the International Virtual Assistans Association (ivaa.org) for administrative assistance., Log on to Vistaprint.com for 250 business cards for $20. And register you site at Godaddy.com.


-Kimberly Seals Allers, author of The Mocha manual to Turning Your Passion Into Profit; How to Find and Grow Your Side Hustle in Any Economy (Amistad). For more, go to Mochamanual.com 


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