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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...

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...

Payroll Now or Payroll Later? That is the question.

Put simply, payroll taxes are taxes paid on the wages and salaries of employees. These taxes are used to finance social insurance programs, such as Social Security and Medicare. You will benefit from these funds years later once you retire. The topic of payroll taxes...

So what’s the big deal about LLCs anyway? As a business owner, you’ve heard the term countless times, you might even have one already. Here’s a refresher: “A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure in which the owners are not personally liable for the...

I bet you’ve heard a thousand times that it’s a smart business move to create an LLC for your business. Or, maybe you already have an LLC, which is a great start. As we approach the end of the year, now is the best time to consider the pros and cons pros of creating...

All Business Costs Aren’t Tax Deductible 📝

My free tax guide 7 Business Expenses You Thought Were Tax Deductible But... Actually Aren’t is a fun, easy, and practical guide that I created for you. It will save you time, money and sanity. Why did I create it? Well, let me tell you a lil story about one of my...

Remember To Give Thanks 🙌

Gratitude. Frustration. Community. Focus. Loneliness. Confusion. This year has been a whirlwind. It flew by, but at the same time it dragged by so slowly I wanted to tear my eyelashes out at times. It’s really hard to describe 2020. There has been so much loss and...

Let Me Upgrade You ✅

Social media doesn’t have to be all bad - it can be a place to draw inspiration from. Being a business owner can feel lonely sometimes. It’s a good idea to have a go-to list of cool ass, badass boss ladies who influence you to keep going even when entrepreneur life...

Money in Midlife (Podcast)

Big News! I’m featured on a podcast!!! My. First. Ever. Podcast. Guest. Appearance. I’m super geeked. It happened a couple months ago. A business friend of mine, who I met in a Mastermind two years ago, asked me to be a guest on her podcast, Women in the Middle. Suzy...

50 Cent vs. Biden’s Tax Plan

50 Cent did something selfish and dumb. He went on Twitter and tweeted that he’d rather endorse Trump than let Biden raise his taxes. WT actual F. The tweet went viral. 50 Cent influenced some not-so-informed folks. And celebrities frantically reached out to their...

You Can Beat 2020 🥊

It’s the 4th quarter. Triple overtime. 1-point game. Passion, exhaustion, blood, sweat, and tears. You put your all into this. And 2020 is winning. 😫  Here’s how we make sure you don’t choke in 3 easy (okay, maybe not so easy) steps.  Decrease Spending, Increase...

Introverts Do It Better 💁‍♀️

Introverts are misunderstood. I KNOW you feel my pain.  People look at us like we have three heads cause we love our alone time. That doesn’t mean we aren’t driven, focused leaders. We’re the best business owners on the planet. Why? Well... We’re careful AF with our...

Do You Need Payroll? 💵

You landed the big client, you've been putting in the work, now...it’s time to get paid. Okay!  I wrote this for all of you S-Corporation entrepreneur bosses who are questioning if it’s time to finally put yourself on payroll. This one’s for you!  And even if you are...

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