As we grow our businesses we make decisions based on many things; economics, family time, success, failure, having fun! Or maybe even on whether you want to fill out more paperwork! My business was at a point of expanding about 18 months ago. After discussing the pros and cons with my husband and associates¬† – I realized unless I went to massive growth, all I would gain is less creative time and MORE paperwork! You know the dreaded employee stuff (payroll, benefits, etc.) So I chose to do the next best thing which turned out to be the BEST, best thing…I hired contractors/freelancers. But you know I still have paperwork to do for them! But just this little bit…just don’t forget, the deadline is January 31st,¬† if you’ve chosen this route too! Here’s a good article on 1099’s – it helped me out!

About Becky Bayne

Becky is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Becky's Graphic Design which she began in 1992. She and her husband live outside of Nashville, TN where she enjoys creative photography, gardening, and baking for her family.