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Providing and Accepting Constructive Feedback with a Mature Mindset

By |2021-01-29T21:33:48-06:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Better Guidance, Communication, Growth, Leadership, Positive Focus, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions, Values|

Have you ever had constructive feedback for a co-worker, but were afraid it might hurt that person’s feelings? Have you ever received criticism from a supervisor or co-worker that upset you? Chances are that we’ve all encountered these two situations. Why is it so difficult to offer or accept constructive criticism? The answer is simple. If [...]

Better Guidance for Business Owners

By |2021-02-01T19:08:45-06:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Consulting, Growth, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a business owner, you have the opportunity to grow your business purposefully and instill trust and confidence in your clients. I've worked with many business owners in my professional career and I've noticed a few key strategies that I'd like to share with you on your path to business success. Embrace Change and Adapt Those [...]

Networking for New Accountants: Lose the Stress

By |2021-01-04T15:33:10-06:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Accounting, Communication, Growth, Leadership, Positive Focus, Smarter Decisions, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Public speaking can be an extremely stressful event at any stage of your career. Not to say that a green accountant fresh out of college has it any worse, but they may lack a few of the key factors that can make it just a little easier. For example, new accountants lack the knowledge, experience, and [...]

New Business Owners: The Accounting Partner You Need

By |2020-12-30T17:43:22-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You have your business idea, the concepts laid out, and you’ve registered your business. You’re getting set up for opening day but then you start to think of all the different outcomes your business could take. Will it be profitable? If I have projections, will they be accurate? How will I know how well I am [...]

Your Success Strategy: Transitioning from a Student to a Professional

By |2021-01-18T20:01:47-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Growth, Leadership, Positive Focus, Professional Etiquette, Smarter Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you are like me, as a student, you dreamed of the day where you were a working professional instead of a poor college student trying to balance homework, friends, and a job. However, when graduation day arrives, many students tend to feel more anxious about the future than prepared. A 2018 survey found that only 4 [...]

Professionalism: Bowties & High Heels NOT Required!

By |2021-01-17T19:48:54-06:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Business, Communication, Growth, Leadership, Professional Etiquette|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An entrepreneur/businessperson is a person who sets up a business or businesses. The term "businessperson" may refer to a founder, owner, or majority shareholder of a commercial enterprise, or it can characterize a high-level executive who does the everyday running and management of a company even if that executive is not the owner. -  From Wikipedia, [...]

Better Guidance for Business Building Depreciation Benefits

By |2021-01-17T19:49:18-06:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Better Guidance, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Got assets and need cash? As a Senior Analyst for Abacus CPAs, I have seen this all too often. Business owners, like you, get the short end of the deal. You spend a ton of money to build, buy, and add on to facilities for your business and at the end of the year, you still [...]

When Should I Pay Estimated Taxes?

By |2021-01-17T19:49:31-06:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Tax|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You might be surprised to know it, but taxes are not only due April 15th.  The IRS wants taxpayers to send in money throughout the year to keep the government running.  Most people have their taxes sent in by their employers through deductions straight from their paychecks.  But for those who have income from outside of [...]

When to hire a Controller or CFO

By |2021-01-17T19:49:45-06:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Accounting, Business, Communication, Consulting, Growth, Leadership, Tax, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a small business grows from a single person sole proprietorship to a multi-national corporation, the needs of the company will grow and change.  In the beginning of the company’s life cycle, growth is driven by the vision and talent of a small group of people, either the owner or an inner circle of similar-minded individuals.  [...]

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