The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Side Writings Edition

As some of you know, I have an off-and-on side gig writing for OPEN Forum, a website that focuses on small business issues. I mostly write about small business frugality – how to reduce your spending without reducing the quality of your business – but I often touch on other topics. Anyway, here are a few of my most recent articles on there.

Making Continuity Sales Work For You Continuity sales occur when you’re able to sell an ongoing series of items. Think of a punch card where if you buy X items, you get 1 free, or when you buy a package of coupons for the same item.

The Power of 2: Business-Building Relationships in Your Community A few weeks ago, I reviewed the excellent book Power of 2, and in this article, I talk about how the ideas from that book apply well to small businesses.

Is the Nonprofit Boom Right for Your Business? There is a lot of value for a small business using some of their proceeds for charitable purposes – or even becoming entirely nonprofit.

Beating the Competition with Frugality Frugality is an incredible tactic for small business success, and here I lay out why.

With that, here are some personal finance articles I’ve enjoyed over the past week.

A Frugal Daughter’s Guide to Back to School Shopping I’m just about to get my first dose of “back-to-school” shopping, as my son is attending preschool for the first time this fall. We’re rumored to have a supply list in the next week or two. (@ frugal dad)

3 Reasons Why Most People Will Never Earn More Money — And What You Can Do About It! So many things that business and career experts recommend is a complete waste of time. (@ man vs. debt)

Reader Story: Widowed Young This is something that my wife and I have greatly feared over the years. (@ get rich slowly)

How To Make A Dream Reality: Fear vs. Courage It’s a lot harder to accomplish a goal if you’re afraid to start tackling it. (@ pick the brain)

the manifesto of encouragement On the flip side of that fear, it often takes just a little encouragement to cause a dream to get off the runway. (@ white hot truth)

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