Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA

About Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA

Bette is the founder of the firm that bears her name. After launching her career in private accounting with technology startups and nonprofits in Boston and Miami, she transitioned to Public Accounting at large regional firms. She founded her firm so she could focus on the needs of small business owners instead of chasing billable hours with large corporations.

Independence Day & Taxes

By |2021-07-05T14:34:02-04:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|

Americans celebrate Independence day every July fourth, but did you know about the unjust taxes prior that led to the separation from Great Britain? America declared Independence from Great Britain mainly because of taxation without representation. As an accountant, I find this history fascinating, so I want to share that history with you. 

Appearance. Does it Matter in Business?

By |2021-07-02T16:37:03-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Samra and me while we explore why appearance matters in business. Hello, happy Friday. Happy Finance Friday. I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, I have my fantastic friend who keeps me looking great and young. Since last night, people said to me, why do you look so young? And I'm like, Samra. Samra Vogel, an independent Mary Kay salesperson for over 20 years, and is fantastic. I'm sure she has many pink cars, which is cool too. Watch the video below to learn more!

Bobby Bonilla Day

By |2021-06-30T22:47:58-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , |

Tomorrow is Bobby Bonilla Day. Bobby Bonilla is a former player in Major League Baseball who played in the major leagues from 1986 to 2001. This day is celebrated by the sports and financial world! Why? Because the Mets pay Bonilla $1,193,248.20 every July 1 from 2011 until 2035.

Freedom Week – New Tax-Free Holiday

By |2021-06-29T15:49:18-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve seen Florida's tax-free weekend for back-to-school and the disaster-preparedness sales tax holiday, but now Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that begins a new tax-free holiday called “freedom week.”

Your Start-Up Business Needs A CPA

By |2021-06-29T13:20:20-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA CGMA, and on today's Business Quickie, we're going to talk about six reasons why your startup needs a CPA. Now, I can tell you all sorts of horror stories, and I'm sure you find anyone who started a business. They can also probably tell you many horror stories about not having the right professionals on board, not having an attorney, not having a CPA, all these things. So, if you think hiring a CPA is not worth the investment in your business; here are the six reasons why you should.

Black-Owned Financial Groups

By |2021-06-18T20:29:12-04:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

In honor of Juneteenth, I want to highlight some amazing black-owned financial groups. The Black Angels Miami Investor group, black-owned banks and credit unions (and where to find them), and the Black Bitcoin Billionaire are doing so much for their communities. Let's get started.

Special Needs Planning

By |2021-06-18T18:24:51-04:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , |

Special needs planning is relatively new but Craig Eppy's family firm, The Eppy Group, has been practicing special needs planning for over 30 years. Join us for this Finance Friday where Craig shares his well of knowledge with us. 

Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Video

By |2021-06-17T17:01:55-04:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong" by Eric Barker was June's Business Book. Join me and my fellow book club members as we discuss our key takeaways from "Barking Up The Wrong Tree," and let us know what you think in the comments. We concluded that this is one of our favorite book club books and that if you were going to read only one of our business books, Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the one you should read.

Estimated Tax Payment Two

By |2021-06-15T15:44:00-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday, Deadlines and Updates|Tags: , , , , |

Today's Tax Tip Tuesday is your reminder to pay your second 2021 quarterly estimated tax payment if you're somebody who needs to pay those, many people don't pay them. If you only have a job where you get a W2 and you're on the payroll, probably aren't making estimated payments, but if you're a business owner or a freelancer something like that, you're probably having to make these payments. So how do you know how much to pay?

Foreign Tax Issues for US Citizens Video

By |2021-06-11T14:15:00-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today on Finance Friday, we discuss foreign tax issues for US citizens with Andre Benayoun JD, BBA. Andre is one of the most brilliant people I know; he is a partner at Marcum Accountants & Advisors and a family friend.

Being a Woman in Finance

By |2021-06-08T13:49:26-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to talk about my experience as a woman in finance. If you watch one of my other videos, I talk about my educational background. I went to engineering school, and there are more men in engineering than women. That's just kind of how it goes. I've always liked math. So that's always pointed me in a direction that would be in a more male-dominated field.

Adoption Tax Credit

By |2021-06-03T13:47:23-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , , , |

To kick off Pride Month, we're bringing you a special tax tip Tuesday. On this one, we are going to go over the adoption credit. Now, obviously, the adoption credit applies to anyone who adopts a child. It is not strictly for the LGBTQIA+ community. It applies to everyone, but the LGBTQIA+ community does tend to make good use of this, so I wanted to do a high-level overview of the credit.

Florida Tax Holiday 2021

By |2021-05-31T13:08:56-04:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , |

Florida's Tax Holiday is a sales tax holiday, which isn't really new in Florida. We've been doing this for several years, but it is a little different this year. Anyone familiar with Florida knows that the rainy season is hurricane season. Actually, it's starting May 28th; we've got the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday right now. So what does that mean?

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