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Archive for July, 2014

Owning Your Own Business

July 24, 2014

If you are an independent contractor, you are self employed, i.e., you own your own business and work for yourself.  Many trade the safety and security of working for someone else for the freedom and control of working for themselves.  Sure, some people like the security of a regular paycheck, but if recent events have […]

Appreciating Drivers

July 14, 2014

It was an early morning diner at a truck stop on the plains of western Kansas in a small town with a name only the locals knew. And a little man came in with the cold still fresh on his coat and sat down in the corner booth. The waitress came over with a smile and said “What will it be, […]

Good Decisions…Bad Decisions & Fuel

July 7, 2014

Good Decisions…Bad Decisions & Fuel An owner operator’s settlement statement does not show profit or loss.  It shows cash flow week to week.  Successful independent contractors not only manage their cash flow but also have an accounting service (such as ATBS) prepare monthly profit and loss statements to manage their profit/loss.  They keep their eye […]