Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

Three Creative Uses For Your Label Maker

Terra Fields

Label makers are incredibly useful tools for the organized home, allowing you to label shelves, bins, binders, and folders. However, they can be used in a wide variety of creative and decorative ways as well, making them indispensable. If you own a label maker, consider using it in the following ways:

Combine Clear Label Tape with Washi Tape for Decorative Labels If you like the look of printed labels, but prefer that they match your home's color scheme, consider dressing them up a bit. Purchase clear tape for your label maker, as well as washi tape in colors and patterns of your choice. Print your labels on the clear tape, then stick the clear label over the washi tape before adding it to your folder, bin, or shelf. You'll end up with attractive, decorative labels that are both functional and fun to look at. 

Use Labels for Foreign Language Practice Memorizing a long list of nouns and their meaning is often a large part of learning a foreign language. For many individuals, including children, it can be one of the more difficult elements of language learning. If your child is struggling with a foreign language, consider printing labels for common household objects in the language they are learning, then sticking them to the physical objects around the home. This visual reinforcement will help them review their language vocabulary each time they see the object, allowing them to memorize the words more quickly.

Add Cooking Instructions to Food Storage Bins Many people like the visual effect of matching clear food storage bins in their pantry but struggle to remember cooking instructions for various grains and dry goods. One simple solution for this problem is to print the cooking instructions on your label maker and then apply the label directly to the container. For example, you may want to type out the proportions of rice and water you typically cook, then stick those measurements directly to the storage bin so that you have them available as you cook. If you want to keep a simple, clean appearance to your pantry, consider sticking the label to the back side of the container so that it is less visible.

Label makers create neat, easy-to-read labels with a uniform appearance that can be used throughout the home in a variety of unique ways. If you do not own a label maker, they can be purchased online or at your local office supply store.

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Good Record-keeping Helps New Business Owners Avoid Tax-time Headaches

I have been a business owner for years, and I want to share some tips for success with new entrepreneurs out there who are struggling. I have had my share of business ups and downs, but there was one lesson that it took me way too long to learn: Good financial record-keeping year-long keeps tax time from being so stressful. During my first year in business, I kept most business expense receipts, but when tax time arrived, I found out that I needed to save much more than just those receipts. Thanks to technology, I was able to recover most of the documentation I needed, but it was a huge headache. I quickly invested in good record-keeping software and it made tax time much less stressful during the following years.