Starting a small business or a side gig

When you’re starting a small business or a side gig, there are many important factors to consider in order to help make it a success. This week on Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean is joined by Edelman Financial Engines wealth planner Andy Smith as she shares her journey from side gigs to becoming a small-business owner and what she learned along the way. Later in the episode, Rich Lahijani a director, tax advisory and planning at Edelman Financial Engines, joins the conversation to talk about tax considerations, including what you typically can and can’t write off when you’re starting a small business or side gig.


This show is pre-recorded, and any callers are prescreened.

Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as host of the Everyday Wealth radio show and podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners.  That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses.  The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to include your qualified tax and/or legal professionals in these discussions and decisions to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

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