Using the simple psst tense with a recent action, instead of the present perfect
The clock struck.
The clock has struck.
If we are speaking of an action just finished, we must use the present perfect instead of the simple past tense. For example, immediately after the clock strikes, we should't say The clock struck, but The clock has struck.
Business Success Tips
Set aside self employment taxes
When youre an employee, your employer withholds roughly 15.3 percent of your income to fund Social Security. You pay half out of your pocket, and your employer covers the other half. When youre self-employed, you shoulder the entire amount. You dont have to make quarterly payments to cover the tax, but you can avoid getting stung at tax time by setting aside funds to cover those taxes.