Busy season grind got you down? 3 ways to reenergize.

Late nights. Working weekends. Scads of electronic files. If you’re REALLY unlucky, stacks of paperwork. No one ever said busy season was a walk in the park, but you don’t have to let it sap your energy. And since the season doesn’t get easier as it goes, you need all the energy you can get. […]

Emotional rollercoaster: The psychology of starting a small firm or business

Do you feel destiny may be calling you to something? Perhaps you’re thinking about a long overdue job change. Maybe you’re being tapped for partner or you’re exploring starting that firm you’ve always wanted to build from the ground up. As you’d expect, starting a firm or any business comes with many intricacies. Some are […]

Staying in love with your significant other – who’s also your business partner

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you deserve a virtual high-five for being extra thoughtful this year. You put together a romantic dinner with candles, music, their favorite dessert – the whole nine yards. And then you hear the love of your life, your main squeeze, yell from the shared home office, “Hey! Did you remember to […]

How a CPA can help KonMari your finances

Anyone else feel a tad bit inadequate after watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix? If you haven’t heard of the series, during each episode, organizing expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out clutter in their lives with her KonMari method. Before watching I thought I was a relatively neat person, but now I […]

Data breaches are here to stay

Data breaches are constantly in the news. Last year, Marriott, Quora and Dunkin Donuts all made headlines for privacy breaches – and that’s just to name a few. With breaches happening all the time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it’s more important than ever to focus on data protection. In honor of Data Privacy […]

3 personal finance lessons the failed Fyre Festival can teach you

Gourmet meals. Luxury villas. Dope music. Private jets. All on a secluded Bahamian island – sounds pretty epic, right? Fyre Festival, the brainchild of tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland and hip hop artist Ja Rule, was expected to be an out-of-this-world, glamorous music festival. At least that’s how it was sold on social media – until […]

Don’t overlook this crucial part of estate planning

We live in a time when numbers are getting so large that they begin to lose meaning. Understanding just how large one million is, is hard enough; when it’s a billion? A trillion? How about 30 trillion? We’re seeing the largest transfer of wealth in history, as $30 trillion passes to the next generations from […]

3 reasons why all entrepreneurs should hire a CPA

I’ll go ahead and say it – every entrepreneur should hire a CPA. And no, I’m not just saying this because I work for the AICPA. As host of The Small Biz Brunch podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with many successful business owners – and the majority say how they couldn’t have done […]

Don’t look away! Blockchain isn’t so bad..

I have a confession to make. Even though I get into just about anything techie, every time I see the word “blockchain,” my eyes and brain tend to glaze over. I suspect many others have the same reaction.  Yet, we really can’t ignore it. According to Microsoft, blockchain will change the way people think about […]

The government has shut down, but tax season doesn’t stop

On the evening of January 7, the IRS confirmed in a news release that filing season will start on time – January 28 – and that it will be issuing refunds. The IRS also noted it will be recalling a significant portion of its workforce, currently furloughed as part of the government shutdown. The filing […]