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The Financial Professional You Need to Hire ASAP

Finance is an umbrella term in the world of money management. Successful business owners often have multiple experts working together in their finance teams.  You may be thinking welp, I don’t even have one person on my finance tea. Please don’t let that pressure you....

Why Wait Until 2020?

Hey! Last Friday, you might have seen my post on Instagram about how 2020 is only two months away. I talked about how I know it will be a rebirth for myself and my business. I want to share more about that. This past year I spent too much time trying to be someone...

This is NOT a Drill

Hey! I want to remind you that this is NOT a drill. When your cash flow is tight, it’s not the time to play the small. This is not the time to fall back and get stressed or neglect taking care of yourself. This is crunch time.  We do not feel sorry for ourselves. We...

4 MAJOR 🔑’s For Increased Cash Flow

Hey! I’ve seen a lot during the last decade I’ve worked as an accountant serving 6-7 figure small businesses from all over California. I’ve seen egregious mistakes to the swiftest of successes. I know what works and I know what doesn’t. So I thought I should share...

3 Major Problems With Your Cash Flow

Hey! Cash flow Statement is exactly how it sounds- it’s a key financial document that breaks down how much money is coming in and out of your business. The quality and timing of your cash flow makes or breaks businesses. 50% of businesses fail within five years. I...

3 Things You Need to do if You Still Have to File 2018 Taxes

Has it been six months already?! Yes. Yes it has.  October 15 is the official  Extension Due Date for Individual (and C-Corps) tax returns. It’s October 6 now, if you haven't filed your 2018 taxes yet, DO IT NOW! It’s Sunday - what else do you have to do? Knock it out...

Best Blogs for Small Business Owners

“Reading is the strongest signal for success in the future that I have seen.” - Oprah Winfrey, aka thee iconic, original media super genius and oh BILLIONAIRE we all know and love.  I don’t know about you, but I consider Oprah the OG. She is one of the best examples...

3 Essential Financial Reports Business Owners Must Know

Shh, is anyone looking? No? Ok good. Don’t worry, no one has to know that you’re reading this. There’s no need to feel shame about not knowing these basic financial reports. I mean, you’re a business owner, not a master accountant! But let’s nip this nonsense in the...

How to get the most out of your Virtual Assistant

Hey Boss, You may feel like you have to have to do everything required in your business in order to make it run successfully.  But that’s because you don’t have a Virtual Assistant yet.  Virtual assistants can be life changing for the average, stressed out small-time...

Frugal Girl Fall 💁

Hot Girl Summer is over, make way for Frugal Girl Fall! I don’t know about y’all, but my summer was eventful, and I ended up spending a little bit more on atypical costs i.e. #girlstrip and celebrations. If you’re in the same boat, you might be experiencing a...

September 15 Extension Tax Deadline- Will You Be On Time?

Hey hey hey! This is a friendly reminder to all you S-Corp and partnership business owners. I’m not here to chastise you for needing an extension and I’m not judging if you’re still scrambling to get your tax documents in some six months after the March 15 tax...

How to Find the Perfect Accountant

Getting the right financial expert on your team is a crucial decision for small businesses, especially in a climate where 50% of new businesses fail within the first year. Having a good accountant could be the difference maker. It’s hard enough to start a business,...

Don’t Panic! What to do when the IRS comes knocking

It’s 7:06 PM. You decide to finally end the incessant blue glow your unfinished projects reflect in your face by shutting your laptop off for once and for all. Now, it’s time to stretch, close your home office door for the night and start thinking about dinner. But...

How my siblings made me who I am

Hey!  I love sharing business and financial advice with you on Sundays but this week is a little different: I want to spotlight my siblings today...you may remember,  I talked about my mom a few weeks ago, but that only tells half the story. I mentioned I’m one of...

Filing Your Business as an S-Corp Could be a Game Changer

You might be ready for a small business floe-thru corporation aka an S-Corp without even knowing it yet. And it could be a game changer for your business.  Let me break it down.  The S-Corp (short for S-Corporation) is a recognized legal business structure by the IRS....

Six Ways You Can Be a More Confident Entrepreneur

Do I have what it takes? Am I making the right decisions? Am I good enough? Then there’s that problem employee you don’t know what to do with. There’s the same client that gives you the runaround when it's time to pay the invoices. There’s the tax forms you’ve been...

Let me just share this real quick…

I had a moment that came full circle for me in the past week and I want to share with you.  My mom is the hardest worker I know. The person I love the most in this world.  She is my ultimate inspiration and motivation. My mom traveled from Nigeria to the United States...

Should I hire a CPA or CFO?

Your business is growing fast and you know you NEED a numbers person on your team asap - there’s just one problem, do you hire a CPA or CFO? If you’re not sure what the difference is between a CPA and CFO (or even what these two roles do), you’re in the right place....

It’s Lonely at the Top: Six Figure Edition

It’s 2019. Earning six figures in this economy is no longer a status of wealth in different parts of the country. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still an amazing accomplishment but in places like New York City and the Bay Area, barely cracking six figures doesn’t lend you...

Are you a Boss or a CEO?

Let’s keep it real today.  A lot of us in this community are bosses but only a handful of us are CEOs.  What’s the difference? Well.. Bosses are confident, hard-workers and excellent managers. They know the nitty-gritty details of their business and have a hand in...

When is it the time to quit my 9-5 to become my own boss?

So you officially decided to quit.   You’ve been thinking about it for a while now actually. Mentally, you checked out a long time ago. In fact, you spend most of your waking minutes fantasizing about the very moment you walk out of the office for good. It’s a...

The Power of a Staycation

I LOVE summer! I know you do too.  Even though we’re still hustling and working our butts off, you can’t help but be in a lighter mood because it’s always so nice out. If you have kids, chances are they’re at summer camp or having fun outside most of the day leaving...

Girl, you need to stop doing that!

Tell me if this sounds familiar... Picture this: It’s Thursday night and you’re at the office working late. The sun came down, this is your third cup of coffee today, your eyes are strained but you’re still glued to the computer typing away. There are several reasons...

Should I buy a home for the tax savings?

Buying a home is probably one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make. Owning property is a huge responsibility, [FIRST NAME GOES HERE], and when done right, can lead to the biggest financial gains and tax savings that can benefit your personal life and...

How doing yoga can make you more $$$

CPAs have a bad reputation. When you think of an accountant, you envision a basic looking white man wearing a boring UPS-brown suit and glasses with a calculator in hand and a thick stack of files in the other. He probably eats spreadsheets for lunch, too. Yuck. Well,...

What’s the biggest struggle you’re facing right now?

Today, I want to talk to you about something personal. I launched my 9-week live online course Polished CEO  last Thursday after my Free Webinar The 3 Habits You Need to Grow Your Profits. It’s a comprehensive approach to healthy finances for entrepreneurs who don’t...

The IRS Does Not Care About This

Today I’m getting straight to the point because it’s real af. The Internal Revenue Service aka the IRS exists solely to collect money from taxpayers to cover the federal government’s expenses. They care only about getting their money and getting it on time. Let me...

Keep going sis…

Whewwww! We are reaching the end of the first month in the second quarter. Can you believe it? 2019 is flying right by. Before you know it, you’ll be pulling out the  short-shorts, slathering on sunscreen and laying out on the beach while sipping on a Tito’s...

The IRS requests every business to do this…

So, I already know I’m talking to a boss lady (you wouldn’t be subscribed if you weren’t one) but are you as polished as you think you are? You’ve already started a new business and have even been grinding for at least a year, but did you make sure everything was...

File for an extension NOW

It’s April 14 which is significant not only because Game of Thrones premieres tonight (OMG!) but also because the deadline to file your taxes is TOMORROW! Let me start off by saying...WHEW! I AM ALMOST FREE!  *Wipes sweat from forehead and sighs while booking my...

These things do not go together

Last week I asked my amazing Chika’s Tax Tips Facebook group of badass women entrepreneurs how many hours they work during a typical week and if they felt like their rates were high enough. 60% answered they work over 40 hours while many others expressed that they...

Every parent needs to know about these tax credits

Let take a moment to give it up for all the Boss Women who have kids and businesses. I don’t need to be a parent to know that kids takes a LOT of time, energy, and patience! I respect women who balance both family and work - it’s no easy thing to do. When I decided to...

I have some questions for you.

I have some questions for you. Did you prepare your taxes yet? Are you calculating your quarterly estimated taxes correctly? Do you know what quarterly estimated taxes even are? Can you sleep well at night knowing that you aren’t wasting money on taxes because you’re...

Stop Comparing Yourself To Other Women

Stop comparing yourself to other women. Let me repeat that. Stop comparing yourself to other women! There. I said it. I had to say it twice because I know how hard it is for us to get it through our thick heads, especially in this day and age. I know...we’ve all been...

When’s The Last Time You Had a Great Idea?

Hey y’all, I’ve talked to a lot of boss ladies throughout my career, and with that, I’ve encountered tons of great ideas. But I find that even the most determined people have a hard time communicating them with others. Of course, I’m not exempt from this. For the...

“I wish I would have waited to believe in myself,” said no one ever

I’m here to speak a word. If you don’t believe in you, then how can you expect others to? It’s simple really. But sooo many people struggle with this. Especially women. I’ve had this one client who bravely left her corporate job to find creative freedom to become her...

How to get SHIT DONE when you want to Netflix & Chill

Whew...that title. Let me preface: this will not be a lecture. Trust me...I struggle with low productivity too. In fact, I use these tips myself to stay focused. Some are new, some are old and others may have taken me a while to learn, but all of them have helped me...

Track your miles and SAVE big *Free Offer*

Let’s face it: as boss women, it’s often vital in our business that we are mobile and able to get around. We have no one to rely on but ourselves to get shit done. We get from point A to point B no matter what it takes. That means our cars are our everything and the...

The best cheat sheet to understanding 199A QBI Deduction

KEY DEADLINES: March 15 - Partnership & S-Corp Tax Deadline April 15 - Individual & C-CorpTax Deadline   In life, you deal with the good and the bad. Deciding to run your own business isn’t any different. There are a lot of positives, but in the same...

5 habits you could be doing to stay sane during tax season…

We’re officially in tax season, yaaay!  It’s a party, it’s a party, who’s excited?! ??? Ok...I know, tax season isn’t particularly sexy - especially for self made boss women entrepreneurs who always GET SHIT DONE no matter how daunting. I bet you could easily think of...

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