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Employees VS Contractors | Labor Day

By |2021-09-06T12:23:58-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s #BusinessQuickie, and I want to come on here and tailor this go-live to our small business owners who want to know the difference between contractors (1099) and employees (W-2) so that you can find which employee fits best with your business. I figured this would be a great topic since labor day is coming up on Monday! Let’s get started.

Unpopular Opinion – Tax Refunds

By |2021-09-02T14:24:06-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Hi, Bette Hochberger or CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to tell you about an unpopular opinion that I have. So I know a lot of people really love getting tax refunds. There are all kinds of ads that say, "how to spend your refund, refund, refund, refund." People can't wait to get that refund check, but here's the big butt, why do I not like it? It's your money. You're not getting free money from the government. You're getting your own money back to you. So my unpopular opinion is don't create these huge tax refunds and don't think your CPA is amazing just because they get you a big tax refund.

Miami Crypto : What You Need to Know

By |2021-08-31T12:25:28-04:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Other Miami crypto news, which is super exciting, MiamiCoin is the first city coin to come to market. Woo hoo, it's fantastic. It's like a Bitcoin and is on the Blockchain protocol, so whenever that coin is mined, a percentage, actually 30% of what's mined, goes to the city of Miami.

The Scouts Teach Business Lessons?

By |2021-08-23T12:08:26-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|

We got to go out and do this very high-level Scout training called Wood Badge. It's a fantastic program. It's all about leadership, leading teams, leading yourself, which is where it starts. You learn a lot. It's a very intense week, with so many things. But one of the essential things that we talk about is how you can't do what you do because that's how you've always done it. Especially for us as accountants, we fall into a rut. We have a saying; it’s called SALLY, same as last year. It's our standard operating procedure to do what we've always done because why change things?

The Olympics Are Taxing

By |2021-08-02T18:03:22-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, we're going to talk about the Olympics because they're going on right now, and even though there's a bit of controversy around the games and some of the athletes, I like to bring it back to my favorite topic: taxes. Specifically, taxes that Olympians must pay on their winnings and complexities within that tax.

Meals, Entertainment, & Tax-Deductions

By |2021-07-07T12:57:14-04:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hey, guys, happy Wednesday. We're going to hop on with a little business quickie about meals and entertainment because this is a tricky area for a lot of business owners. I know everyone wants to write off every meal possible that they ever have as a business expense and, unfortunately, can't always do that.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Update

By |2021-05-07T10:16:53-04:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , |

This is a quick minor update on the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant. It's a little different than PPP. This was very specific as to who can apply. You had to be a live venue operator. If you produce theatrical performances, live performances, concerts, movie theaters, museums, talent representatives, all these folks got super, super hit by COVID because even if they wanted to open, they really couldn't.

From Engineering to Accounting

By |2021-04-08T17:20:57-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Going from Engineering to Accounting may not seem like the logical next step, but it's what worked for me, and it has benefited me far beyond what I thought it would. For today's business quickie: I'll be talking about my unusual background as a certified public accountant (CPA).

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