Business Bulletin

Check out the latest thoughts about using The Simple StartUp in classrooms, entrepreneurship, business ideas, teaching tips and more!

Have You Started Your IRA Yet?

What I do with my Roth IRA is invest in Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI) so that I own a piece of every company in the US that is publicly traded. I am investing in other business owners and employees who are working hard, like me.

Feb. 25, 2021 • Rob Phelan

How to Plan for Taxes for Your Business

Unless your business is a separate legal entity, your earnings are treated as taxable personal income. Here’s my strategy for planning for tax season.

Feb. 18, 2021 • Rob Phelan

How to Use The Simple StartUp as a Fundraiser

An entrepreneurship project should be actively trying to solve a problem for people, rather than trying to convince them “buy” something they don’t need or want to support the organization.

Feb. 11, 2021 • Rob Phelan

How To Track Cashflow For Your Business

To get an accurate picture of how your business is doing, you are going to need to know all money in and all money out. Let's find out how to do that!

Feb. 4, 2021 • Rob Phelan

My Business is Profitable!... Now What?

At some point, you recognize that your business is pretty stable, and you’re hitting all your customers’ major pain points. Now what?

Jan. 28, 2021 • Rob Phelan

Small Business Series - Jewelry By Marina

Jan. 21, 2021 • Rob Phelan

What Can Video Games Teach You About Entrepreneurship?

Do I think they have the potential to be beneficial and educational? Yes. Do I think there is a lot of deserved negativity around them too? Absolutely.

Jan. 14, 2021 • Rob Phelan

7 Ways to Start Your Business For Free

Your challenge is to find ways to get the things you need for $0, for at least long enough to bring in profits which will allow you to purchase what you need

Jan. 7, 2021 • Rob Phelan

Small Business Series - Lagniappe for Laura

When looking for donations it becomes a much easier sell when you have a physical product or service to offer in return

Dec. 31, 2020 • Rob Phelan

Always Be Learning

One thing I notice though is that people don’t seem to think that learning continues after formal education is over.

Dec. 24, 2020 • Rob Phelan