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Equipping women with actionable systems to streamline business and life.

If you are a one-woman show, female entrepreneur, stay at home mom, or any bad-ass woman who's ready to be more efficient, then this show is for you. Stop flying by the seat of your pants everyday. It’s time to learn how to be more organized, productive, and efficient.

Time flies when you’re doing everything for everyone else. It’s especially easy for us moms that are also entrepreneurs working from home. You were in a zone. Understandable. But this should not be a weekly occurrence. Tune in for tips to help streamline your day.

Just getting started with productivity? Grab my FREE Personal Productivity Power Pack! https://www.mirandamerten.com/power-pack

Coffee Powered Systems Miranda Merten

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Equipping women with actionable systems to streamline business and life.

If you are a one-woman show, female entrepreneur, stay at home mom, or any bad-ass woman who's ready to be more efficient, then this show is for you. Stop flying by the seat of your pants everyday. It’s time to learn how to be more organized, productive, and efficient.

Time flies when you’re doing everything for everyone else. It’s especially easy for us moms that are also entrepreneurs working from home. You were in a zone. Understandable. But this should not be a weekly occurrence. Tune in for tips to help streamline your day.

Just getting started with productivity? Grab my FREE Personal Productivity Power Pack! https://www.mirandamerten.com/power-pack

    [Members only preview] Taxes made easy: automate your quarterly tax payments

    [Members only preview] Taxes made easy: automate your quarterly tax payments

    Members Only Preview Episode: Grab your favorite beverage and tune into this episode about the boring (but necessary) quarterly taxes! I’m breaking down how I organize and automate taxes in my business, from saving my tax money to paying the IRS. Set it and forget it! I also detail the quarterly payment schedule and my personal method using Wave Accounting and automatic transfers to manage tax payments efficiently.
    Discussed In This Episode:
    Self-Employment Quarterly Taxes Overview (00:00:00) Explanation of self-employment quarterly taxes and the importance of setting aside money for tax payments.Paying Taxes and Avoiding Penalties (00:01:14) The consequences of late or missed tax payments and the impact on annual tax filings.Paying Federal and State Taxes (00:02:19) Guidance on where to find forms and links for paying federal and state taxes.Due Dates and Tax Periods (00:03:38) Explanation of quarterly tax due dates and the periods they cover, including exceptions for annual tax filers.Estimating and Setting Aside Tax Payments (00:05:43) Calculating and setting aside tax payments based on income, tax brackets, and avoiding large refunds.Automating Tax Payments (00:06:42) The speaker's process for automating tax payments using Wave Accounting, Stripe, and Sofi's vaults.Government Withdrawals and Record-Keeping (00:10:15) Delegating tax payments to the government, record-keeping, and accessing payment history on government websites.Planning for Future Tax Payments (00:13:40) Preparation for upcoming tax payments in 2024 and the importance of seeking professional advice for individual tax situations.
    Links Mentioned:
    https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/ (federal payments)Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals (PDF)Wave AccountingSoFi Checking
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    Subscribe to Coffee Perks where you’ll get Weekly tips, hot finds, and actionable articles and podcast episodes to help you automate your business and reduce tech overwhelm with purposeful productivity. I see the same thing from entrepreneurs like you every day- progress stalls because they get stuck on the tech. Don't let tech keep you stuck!
    If you’re ready to get a little extra help in your business, visit mirandamerten.com/coffeeperks to sign up for free.

    • 15 min
    Trafft: Is this scheduler the missing piece in your tech stack? [Tip Tuesday]

    Trafft: Is this scheduler the missing piece in your tech stack? [Tip Tuesday]

    In today's episode, we dive into the world of scheduling software. If you're tired of the same old options like Calendly or Acuity, then you're in luck because we're introducing you to Trafft. This free scheduling software is here to automate your business and streamline your appointments. So grab your favorite drink and join me as we explore Trafft and discover if it's the perfect scheduler for you.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Trafft
    Other Helpful Links:
    Join Coffee PerksMy Favorite ToolsFree Productivity Power Pack10-Day Operations ChallengeWebsiteInstagram (@mirandamerten)
    Do You Need More Structured Help In Your Business?
    Subscribe to Coffee Perks where you’ll get Weekly tips, hot finds, and actionable articles and podcast episodes to help you automate your business and reduce tech overwhelm with purposeful productivity. I see the same thing from entrepreneurs like you every day- progress stalls because they get stuck on the tech. Don't let tech keep you stuck!
    If you’re ready to get a little extra help in your business, visit mirandamerten.com/coffeeperks to sign up for free.
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    • 5 min
    How micro goals can lead to massive results

    How micro goals can lead to massive results

    In today's episode, we're going to talk about a powerful technique for enhancing your success rates. Instead of focusing solely on big and intimidating goals, we're going to shift our attention to smaller, achievable milestones - what we call micro goals. These micro goals are like stepping stones that bring us one step closer to our ultimate objectives. By breaking down our larger goals into a series of mini achievements, we can make daunting tasks feel more manageable and definitely within our reach.
    I share practical examples of how you can redefine your approach to goals - whether you're training for a marathon or writing a novel - and methods about how you can establish micro goals that will help you achieve substantial progress. Lastly I discuss the significance of not just aiming for end goals, but digging deeper to identify your purpose goals. By understanding the 'why' behind your objectives, you can inject greater clarity, purpose, and growth into your path towards success.
    Mentioned in the episode:
    Joyful Productivity, George KaoGoogle and Notion Sprint planning templates
    Other Helpful Links:
    Join Coffee PerksMy Favorite ToolsFree Productivity Power Pack10-Day Operations ChallengeWebsiteInstagram (@mirandamerten)
    Do You Need More Structured Help In Your Business?
    Subscribe to Coffee Perks where you’ll get Weekly tips, hot finds, and actionable articles and podcast episodes to help you automate your business and reduce tech overwhelm with purposeful productivity. I see the same thing from entrepreneurs like you every day- progress stalls because they get stuck on the tech. Don't let tech keep you stuck!
    If you’re ready to get a little extra help in your business, visit mirandamerten.com/coffeeperks to sign up for free.
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    • 12 min
    Sunsama: The reason I'm obsessed with my to-do list [Tip Tuesday]

    Sunsama: The reason I'm obsessed with my to-do list [Tip Tuesday]

    Hey there! Welcome to another episode of "Coffee Powered Systems"! Today I'm excited to introduce you to a productivity tool that has been a game-changer for me - Sunsama!

    Let's be real, achieving work-life balance can be a real struggle. But with Sunsama, managing my time effectively has become so much easier! This digital daily planner helps me stay focused and organized throughout the day.

    One of my favorite features of Sunsama is the daily time goals. It's so satisfying to see the progress I'm making towards my goals throughout the day. Plus, the task ordering and calendar time boxing features help me prioritize my tasks and make sure I'm making the most of my time.

    And can we talk about the ability to check emails from within the app? Genius! No more switching back and forth between my email and task list. And when I really need to buckle down and focus, I can enter focus mode to really commit to one specific thing.

    Overall, I highly recommend Sunsama for anyone looking to track their to-do list and tasks. It's been a valuable tool for me and I'm sure it will be for you too!

    • 14 min
    How to have creative freedom with your website — without code

    How to have creative freedom with your website — without code

    Today, I want to share my recent website journey with you. I used to be a WordPress gal, but I recently made the switch to Showit and let me tell you, it's been a game-changer!

    One of the best things about Showit is the ability to customize any page. I love having the freedom to create a website that truly reflects my brand and personality. Plus, their customer support is top-notch. Whenever I have a question or need help, they're always there to assist me.

    Another great thing about Showit is the use of compatible plugins. It makes integrating different features and functionalities a breeze. However, I will say that there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using Showit. But if you have a little patience and practice, you'll get the hang of it in no time... or you can always hire a ShowIt designer expert to do it for you!

    If you're thinking about making the switch to Showit, I highly recommend exploring your options and considering costs before making any decisions. But overall, I can confidently say that Showit is worth it for its customization options, ease of use, and excellent customer support. So, take a listen and tell me what you think!

    • 20 min
    Showit: Drag & Drop Website Builder [Tip Tuesday]

    Showit: Drag & Drop Website Builder [Tip Tuesday]

    Today’s tip is: Showit: Drag & Drop Website Builder
    From their website: Create a website that books the clients you love
    I stumbled upon Showit sometime last year and although I thought the websites were very pretty, I was very used to my WordPress sites and was not in the mood to switch anything up.
    Fast forward a few months and I was looking for someone to redo my website and that’s how I came across Emma Troy— but she specialized in ShowIt sites... so I took another look and here we are.
    Join me today as I chat about Showit!
    For Full Show Notes: https://www.mirandamerten.com/88
    Mentioned In This Episode:
    ShowItEmma Troy Design (my Showit website template)
    Other Helpful Links:
    The FREE Systems LabMy Favorite ToolsFree Productivity Power Pack10-Day Operations ChallengeWebsiteInstagram (@mirandamerten)
    Do You Need More Structured Help In Your Business?
    I’ve got a free collection of templates, workflows, challenges, and planners to help you increase your daily efficiency and productivity.
    The FREE Systems Lab includes access to my popular Productivity Power Pack, mini-courses like How to Overcome Procrastination, templates like SOPs and my Google Sheets task list, and starter packs like my ActiveCampaign email recipes.
    If you’re ready to get a little extra help in your business, visit mirandamerten.com/systems to sign up for free.

    • 7 min

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