Lessons Learned Running a Small Business in 2011

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As 2012 begins, I want to look back over the past year to see what can be learnt from it. Learning from your mistakes is less glamorous than a list of grand New Year’s Resolutions (Though I do like those too), but often more effective at ensuring the next year is even better than the last.

With that in mind, what follows are some of the lessons I have picked out from my own 2011. I would love to hear if these resonate with you.

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40 Amazing Web Apps for Freelancers

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Web apps are great because you can access them from anywhere, they keep all of your data safe, and for the most part, they’re straightforward to get up and running with (No installations or configuring needed!)

The catch of course is that there are thousands of them and it can be a challenge to find the ones that will really help you. In this post we’ve collected together 40 of our favorites. Read the notes on each to see if it would fit your workflow, and who knows, you might just end up a little more productive than before!

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Why and How to Use Dropbox for Client & Blog Files

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We all know that our computers will crash someday, and we all know that we need to make backups of our files to keep our work safe.

The hassle is that a lot of backup methods are tedious and time wasting to keep going. We want to have a backup system that we can set up, and then forget about it.

We’ve already shown you how to keep a WordPress database safe, but in this post we are going to look at the rest of your blog and theme files, as well as client files or any other important documents you keep.

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