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My wins, challenges, and lessons learned over the last year

Today I’m getting vulnerable.  Usually, I’m here with tax tips and small business hacks, but not today... My Executive Assistant, Lucy, and I sat down recently to reflect on the year. With 2022 insight, it was time to look back on the year. Here’s what she asked me,...

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7 Steps to get you ready for Tax Filing Season 💰

It’s that time of year… TAX TIME! Doesn’t matter if you love it or hate it, you have to deal with it. If you don’t you’ll be in deep. Taxes are enough to make most people anxious.  But fear not, a little advance work will save you time, money, and sanity. Do you know...

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I almost died

Want to hear about a time I almost died? (Well not really, but kinda) The beginning stages of running your own business are never pretty. Burnout is inevitable no matter how organized or on top of things you think you are. A benchmark burnout experience for me was 4...

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Top 5 tax fears and how to stop them

Alright… we know that taxes aren’t most people’s definition of “fun”, they can be a major source of anxiety. As we come to the end of the year, you might be feeling similar. It’s time to let go of that fear with some core understanding.  Here are 5 common tax fears...

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Comparison will kill you

It’s that time of year… time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Whether it's Thanksgiving or the end of the year, this is the time you think.  I am thankful for so much this year. Big moves were made professionally and personally, I’m sure you feel the...

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Corporate burnout turned self-made CEO

Before we get into the juicy goodness, let me take a minute to give you your flowers. I am so grateful for you. Maximize has allowed me to talk about topics that are important to me. This newsletter has been a way to drop knowledge I wish I knew when I started my...

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3 Easy Things to Outsource Today

As much as you wish you could… You can’t do it all on your own. Sometimes you have to fight that entrepreneur stubbornness and GET SOME HELP.  Take it from me, in the beginning, stages of my business I tried to cut costs wherever I could. While being tight on your...

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Most Common IRS Tax Problems

Let’s talk about something fun… tax problems!  Totally kidding… Taxes are about as complicated as it gets, but if you don’t at least try to understand them then you are in BIG trouble.  You have enough on your plate with your business, you definitely don’t want to be...

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The Introverted Entrepreneur: How to Strike a Balance

Is it possible to have a flourishing social life and be a dedicated entrepreneur??  100%  But it takes true intention… Balancing your business and social life looks a little different for everyone. I think it heavily depends on if you’re an introvert or an extrovert....

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Dating as an Entrepreneur 🌹

It’s time to get down to the real business… Dating as a female business owner.  Dating isn’t exactly easy for anyone, but when you are already married to your business it complicates things. Here are some themes I’ve noticed in dating as an entrepreneur: (These are...

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Business meals are now 100% deductible

You gotta eat. Now you can write it off. Completely.  Dining out is one of the simplest, most fulfilling pleasures in life. No dishes, no grocery shopping, no clean-up… and let’s be real, it likely tastes better than your own cooking. When you are running a business...

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Why you NEED to separate your business & personal finances

Finances are a rollercoaster of decisions. It’s overwhelming and the wrong turn can cost you big time. I’m here to help! Let’s talk about some basic personal finance versus business dollar dilemmas.  Should I separate my personal and business finances?  YES. Although...

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Tax Rumors Debunked

The rumor mill seems to be buzzing with tax news that may not be accurate info.📣 Don’t be fooled! You deserve factual tax-saving knowledge at your fingertips. Not somebody’s out-spoken aunt telling you what she thinks about your write-offs on a random FB post. We’ve...

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❗️❗️ DUE SEPTEMBER 15❗️❗️

I wouldn’t trade the ability to work in my pajamas for anything. But, the added responsibility of paying quarterly taxes as a business owner is not for the faint of heart. The implications of missed tax deadlines fall directly on you. The consequences of missing...

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Stay Home

As you’ve heard me (and many other business owners) talk about before… I left my corporate job because I knew I could never achieve the work-life balance I NEEDED while in that environment. I distinctly remember the summer I decided to make this move. This decision...

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What a Toxic Relationship

Tell me if this sounds like your experience…  Business taxes stress you out, so you hire an accountant. You’ve spent the money on someone who will help you with your taxes. You should feel secure and taken care of… right?? Wrong. Your accountant takes forever to...

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Is this you? Overworked & Underpaid

“I can do it all by myself” is a common entrepreneur mindset, but it just might be hurting you! Your stubbornness to not hire outside help will be detrimental, not only to your business success but to your personal life and health as well.  Let’s dig in.  ...

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Not Just Another Work-Life Balance Tip

Tell me if this sounds familiar... It’s Thursday night and you’re at the office working late. This is your third cup of coffee today, your eyes are strained but you’re still glued to the computer. You feel like there is no end in sight.  Sound familiar?  I get it -...

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Burnout Series: Entrepreneur Burnout is Real AF

Want to hear about a time I almost died? (Well not really, but kinda)  The beginning stages of running your own business are never pretty. Burnout is inevitable no matter how organized or on top of things you think you are. A benchmark burnout experience for me was 4...

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