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You’re busy. You’re time strapped. You’re focused on crushing your side hustle and growing your business.

Whether you’re trying to make some extra cash or deeply passionate about your hobby and want to one day turn it into something more—growing a business can often feel overwhelming and hard to navigate. You need simple, clear solutions to take the hassle out of your hustle.

In this episode, you’ll hear actionable tips to help make managing your money a priority – not an afterthought. 

  • Episode Transcript

    Episode one from Dollar One, pay and get paid.

    You’re listening to From Dollar One by Interac, an audio series for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and anyone with a side business looking for quick tips and ideas aimed at helping you manage cash flow, avoid financial burnout, and hit your money milestones.

    This is chapter one, pay and get paid.

    We know you’re busy. You’re time strapped. You want practical advice to help you stay in charge.

    From Dollar One episodes are made to do just that, bringing you a smart tip, idea, or insight to help you manage your business in just a few minutes.

    If you want a crash course to help you understand basic payment lingo, keep track of your cash flow, streamline your business payments, and get paid, From Dollar One is for you. And if you like what you hear, we have more resources that you can check out at our From Dollar One hub by visiting interac.ca/fromdollarone.

    Alright. Let’s get started.

    This tip is about making time to manage your money. From the small stuff, like taking time to chip away at bills and invoices, to the big stuff, like setting sales targets and tracking business trends. Carefully planning ahead and budgeting for your business can help save you time, money, and most of all, spare you unnecessary headaches down the road.

    But for most solopreneurs, finding time to do that can be tough.

    That’s why shifting your mindset from finding time to making time is critical.

    Block off a specific day and time in your calendar each week dedicated to finances and bookkeeping. That can mean getting all your bills paid and recording your week’s sales, to sending out reminders to clients for any outstanding invoice payments.

    By the way, if you use Interac e-Transfer, you can use the Request Money feature to automatically send follow-up reminders to clients who still owe you. Let Interac help with the awkward your invoice is overdue conversation. Plus, when you have Autodeposit set up, the money transfer you receive will be deposited automatically into your account.

    When it comes to longer term financial planning, make time once a month to update your sales targets. Sales targets aren’t set in stone, but they are helpful to keep you working towards a goal. And if you’re looking for a tool to help you keep track of your finances, we have a balance sheet template that you can download directly from the link in the description.

    Thanks for listening.

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This article offers general information only and is not intended as financial, legal or other professional advice. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subject matter discussed. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Interac Corp.