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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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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? ...

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Stand Your Ground Series: Stop Being So Nice

Stop being so damn nice! As a woman in business, you have to constantly fight for your seat at the table. The misconception that women are “too sensitive” for business is BS! In fact, we are stronger and more resilient BECAUSE of our natural instincts. Let’s get one...

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Cash money your small business is missing out on

Article Updated October 24, 2023.   Is that daily dose of caffeine really breaking the bank? The way I see it, your $5-a-day latte isn't nearly as damaging to your finances as you might think.   Let's get into it.     There are far more significant...

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Without This, You’ll Fail Every Single Time

I think it’s time I share a story with you about my entrepreneurship journey.   When I decided to become this business “influencer” (whatever that even means…) I was married to the idea. I’m talking love at first sight, old people kind of commitment with this hefty...

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What Happens When You Don’t Make Quarterly Estimated Payments

Working for yourself has so many great benefits. The freedom of being a business owner cannot be understated. But, of course, there are some trade-offs. I wouldn’t trade the ability to work in my pajamas for anything. But, the added responsibility of owning a business...

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A Guaranteed Way to Increase Your Productivity

Ever since I can remember, I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time and brain space working through different issues that could have been solved easily by just asking for help. Challenges are good, but when delegatory tasks take up precious CEO hours- it’s not a...

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You’ve Paid Your Taxes. Here’s What Comes Next.

You’ve filed and paid your taxes… now what? First let’s do a little happy dance! After such a tumultuous tax filing season with all the IRS changes and updates, I just want to get up and do the stanky leg dance with glee. But, I digress, because work ain’t over yet....

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#JOMO Over #FOMO

I’m on a journey to turn #JOMO (joy of missing out) into the sought-after #FOMO (fear of missing out). Because those little joys of life go a lot further than fear. Within my business, it’s easy to set boundaries because it’s embedded in my day-to-day systems and...

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