Financing a Freelance PR Business


In this episode we chat with Shannon Lee Simmons, a CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) media personality, and founder of the New School of Finance.

As the Author of Worry-Free Money, Shannon is considered a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry. Today, we discuss the financial aspect of being a PR freelancer and agency owner. Tune in to hear her great insights!


  • How to financially plan for running your own business

  • How to finance professional development

  • Pros and cons of hourly vs. flat rates

  • The importance of keeping and organizing receipts

  • Billing to make more dollar billz

  • Ugh… understanding business taxes

  • The one big money mistake all PR freelancers make

Number one way to kill your business? Stop tracking expenses and not having enough money put aside for tax season. Just like Winter, the Tax-Man is coming.
— Shannon Lee Simmons
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