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bryanI hear the term “lifestyle business” a lot these days.  It’s not uncommon for this to be, or become, the goal of many fellow Thrivealists. The name itself has a specific allure for those who could never achieve that mythical state of corporate nirvana: the fabled work-life balance.

Since the term has become so common, I wanted to explore what this looks like and how it compares to a previous lifestyle goal.

First, let’s define the term: “A lifestyle business is a business set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.” (Wikipedia) Read more

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Cliff Jumpers, CPA firm, Personal Growth
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Trustfile Thriveal Tech Review Header (2)For any small business selling products, sales tax is a time suck. Business owners are required to become experts on state specific requirements, nexus, and even county taxes. With a growing number of businesses selling online, states are cracking down on “out of state sales” and more and more businesses are finding themselves owing taxes in states in which they do business. Avalara was founded in 2004 to solve this problem and for the past 12 years, they have been a trusted leader in the industry. TrustFile is one of their many products built to give peace of mind to users and to allow them to run their businesses and stay compliant.

 

Core Features – 33/35 Read more

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Greg Kyte 2I have some regrets in life. One regret is that I never bought a Herman Cain for president t-shirt.
Not that I ever supported Herman Cain. I just thought it would be funny to wear a shirt supporting a goofy dude who said some weird stuff, who was leading the polls and whose campaign suddenly and comically self destructed.

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So this campaign season I was determined to not make the same mistake. Because like they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Trump. Read more

The past decade has produced many great tech products for accountants. Although most of the tools focus on ways to do work efficiently, none have changed the way accountants communicate, manage workflow, or lead their teams. The team at Karbon is disrupting the way accountants think about their task management by giving them tools to communicate effectively, prioritize work, and bring all their core offerings together in one place.
   
Core Features – 34/35

    Karbon’s tagline “task management for accountants,” summarizes their goal well, but their vision is bigger than task management alone.   Read more

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Software, Tech Review
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Scott Kregel“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way” – Marcus Aurelius

What does this mean? Obstacles, challenges, diversions all interrupt our line of thinking and course of action. However, in many ways, these very hindrances can be confronted and turned to opportunity and this is where we experience the Advantage of Disadvantage (from Malcolm Gladwell, David & Goliath). Read more

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Book Review
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Thriveal Tech Review ProfitcentsThere is a growing disconnect between accountants and their clients. Accountants generally provide great data on a company’s historical performance while today’s business owners crave more forward-focused advice to ensure their day to day decisions propel their businesses forward.

ProfitCents seeks to solve this problem by offering accountants an easy means to create narrative financial health reports, projections, and industry-specific trends and ratio benchmarks for their clients. It enables accountants to provide relevant, timely information to business owners on their companies’ performance, which creates data-driven, forward-focused conversations. Read more

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