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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

❗️❗️ 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...

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...

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...

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.  ...

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 -...

Burnout Series: Entrepreneur Burnout Doesn’t Have to Kill You

Last week, I told you about a time where I BURNT OUT. It was not fun. In fact, it was physically painful. I learned so much from that experience. I do not think I would be the business owner I am today without having gotten to that low-down point.  Looking to learn...

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...

Stand Your Ground Series: How a 1-Star Yelp Review Grew My Revenue

Pricing is a tricky f*cking thing. It’s vulnerable… you are putting a price on your time, with your intelligence on the line. That’s not to be taken lightly.  Service-based business owners have an even harder time with pricing because of all the details and nuances...

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...

Cash money your small business is missing out on

If you ask me… the notion that your daily coffee is financially impacting you is BS! The truth is the amount of money your small business could be saving from learning some well-kept tax secrets is incomparable to that $4 a day latte.  Although the IRS can be...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Why “It Will Only Take 15 Minutes Of Your Time” Is A Bold Face Lie

You’ve got your hands full, so let’s maximize your time! I can attest that those referrals, specifically DMs that start with “I really love what you are doing” and end with something like “I can help you, let’s have a quick call, it will only take 15 minutes”...

#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...

Don’t Be Scared of the IRS.. Here’s Why.

I’m just going to say it: You are missing out on saving money because you're afraid of the IRS. Let me reduce your anxiety and fear about the IRS. Give me a few minutes of your attention and keep reading, okay? Don’t worry, the IRS is not coming to “getcha”. The IRS...

Tax Rumors Debunked ☑️

The rumor mill and the grapevine seem to be buzzing with tax news that may not be accurate info. 🍇📣 Don’t be fooled! You deserve true and factual tax saving knowledge at your fingertips, not Sally Sue’s aunt telling you what she thinks about your write-offs on a...

How to Reduce Your Emotional Stress & Increase Your Bottom Line

I’ve noticed many of my clients and online community are riddled with emotional stress due the subject of taxes. This is the line I hear all. the. time. “There isn’t one place that I can go to find all the info I need about how to do my taxes, and I don’t have a tax...

Tax planning = cash savings. Here’s why💵

Planning. Some of us love it, some of us hate it. One thing's for certain, planning for your taxes equals more money in your pocket and less money owed. Year after year after year. Why? 1. You can learn what will be accepted as a tax deduction BEFORE you buy it. Learn...

My Secrets About Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments💵

Hi my fierce business owners! So what do you need to know about quarterly estimated tax payments? Let me break it down for you. Quarterly estimated tax payments are payments made to the IRS 4 times a year: Quarter 1: April 15th Quarter 2: July 15th Quarter 3:...

It’s Time to Pay Yourself. 💵

The big question… should I pay myself? If yes, then when? How much? First, let’s celebrate the fact that you are asking these questions… that means your business is making money or you have worked hard and need some compensation! Both are a big deal. Remember to be...

Are You Doing Retirement Right?

If you haven’t started saving for retirement then you are missing out on free money. Yes, I said FREE MONEY. That’s because the SEP IRA is a tax break for your business AND your contributions grow while you sleep. Dreams do come true! What is a SEP IRA? The SEP IRA is...

4 Foolproof Ways To Know It’s Time To Hire!

Hiring might be your ticket to increasing your bottom line. Taking steps to hire an assistant or contract out work will free up your valuable time AND provide a tax break for your business. So how do you know if it’s the right time to hire? Ask yourself these...

Self-Care Challenge Accepted!

Have you taken intentional steps towards ramping up your self-care? I can attest that self-care will boost your bottom line, your confidence, and productivity. Since you are running your own business- a win for you is a win for your business! Want to know one of the...

Your Guide To The Home Office Tax Deduction 🏠

Since the pandemic, I’ve gotten more questions about the office in home (OIH) deduction than I’ve gotten in years. It makes sense - most people have spent the better part of last year working from home and now folks like you want to know how much this could save them...

Find Your Perfect Bookkeeper 📚

An entrepreneur’s right hand is the bookkeeper. It’s a symbiotic relationship. The bookkeeper is able to rein in the visions of the business owner by slapping them with a dose of financial reality. You can’t (or at least, you shouldn’t) make any major decisions...

Choose Love, Not Fear 💖

I once had an ex who was afraid of opening up to me. He rarely communicated how he was feeling and bottled it all up until it exploded. We were great when it was good, but when he hid inside himself, the problems in our relationship came back. The frustration I had...

Are You Busy or Are You Productive? 🤔

We’ve all met that person who’s entire personality is circled around how busy they are. You know the type. You can’t have a conversation with them without complaining about all they have to do or how overwhelmed and burnt out they are. They live on Slack, emails and...

💡Find Your Perfect Accountant

In a climate where 50% of new businesses fail within the first year, having a good accountant could make the difference. I can’t tell you how many messes I’ve cleaned up for my clients because of an accountant or financial expert’s past errors. Unfortunately, the...

2020 Tax Changes. What You Need to Know.

Entering into 2021 feels like some of the toughest times we faced last year is now behind us. Yes there is still residual hardship many of us are facing but this new year has helped us to exhale. At least a little bit. And with that exhalation, we can calmly shift our...

Know When To Shred Your Tax Documents ✔️

I don’t know who needs this, but this is your sign that it might be time to throw out all your useless tax documents. I have two words: paper shredder. As a CPA, I’d rather not shuffle through a slew of unnecessary documents. In fact, my office is (mostly) paperless....

How You Keep Your Books Clean For Free ⚠️

Last week, I talked about how organizing your books is the one move of 2021 you should do to improve your business and boost your profits. So many of you asked me HOW? if you don’t have a budget for it. Don’t worry, I got you. There are plenty of free cloud based or...

2021 Rule #1: Organize Your Books🎉

Happy New Year! 🎉 2020 IS OVER! IT’S ALL ABOUT 2021. And 2021 is all about your books. No, I’m not talking about 📚 I’m talking about 📒🧾💰 💸🤑 If there is ONE thing you will do for your business this year, it will be to revamp your whole approach to bookkeeping. Every...

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