Business – the way we make money. Whether dealing with large transnational corporations, or your neighborhood convenience store, accounting and tax policy can impact how your run your organization. As President Calvin Coolidge said, “chief business of the American people is business” — it is at the core of who we are as a nation as well as how we earn our livings.

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For those that are 1099 Workers, most of the rules that apply to business tax matters also apply to you on your Schedule C filing. So while you think of yourself as a freelancer or contractor, you really are a self employed owner-operator and you will grow your practice if you think of yourself as one and plan accordingly.

We love covering tax and financial matters that apply broadly and generally to the business community, though we sometimes often geek out on more narrowly focused topics that are only of interest to a select industry.

Not every area of business is based on entrepreneurship, there are many areas that impact people that work in corporate jobs, both directly and indirectly. High earning individuals may earn their primarily income from a “day job” but invest in real estate to build wealth and create more income.

While a huge topic to cover, the area of business is of major interest to Americans of all income levels, backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. The American Dream is based on the idea of being able to own your own home, raise your family, and start your own small business.

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!

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.

#DearIntern & Twitter

By |2021-08-09T16:23:46-04:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Intern is trending on Twitter, and for those who don't know, people are using it as an opportunity to share the embarrassing mistakes they've made while at work. Concerning the sheer amount of business books we've read at book club that emphasizes the importance of creating and learning from mistakes, I figured I'd share some of these tweets with you all. So let's take a look at this Social Media Round-Up.

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.

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?

Work-Life Balance & Twitter

By |2021-06-11T20:46:32-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , , |

Work-Life Balance has generated quite a bit of buzz. It seems that the younger generation is throwing away the capitalistic mantra of “No Days Off!” and recycling it into "PLEASE, take days off for your health. As a member of Gen-Z, I agree that self-care should come first, not your job. However, I also recognize that self-care should not be an excuse for underdelivering at said job. I figured I would look at what Twitter is saying about Work-Life Balance and share it with you for this week's social media round-up.

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.

To Sell Is Human – Video

By |2021-05-27T20:00:03-04:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , |

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, by Daniel H. Pink, was May's Business Book.  Join me and my fellow book club members as we discuss our key takeaways from To Sell Is Human. We concluded that this is an excellent book for beginners because it summarizes many books we've read previously at Bette's Business Book Club. Watch our book club below and let us know what you think in the comment section. 

Retirement Planning – Seth Bassoff

By |2021-05-14T11:57:21-04:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , , |

Retirement planning can seem boring, but when you have our #FinanceFriday guest Seth Bassoff CEPA®, APMA®, CRPS®, CRPC®, RFC® on your side, you can do some very cool things. Come check us out on this #FinanceFriday video.

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.

The Go-Giver – Video

By |2021-05-27T18:10:57-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , , , |

"The Go-Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea" by Bob Burg and John David Mann. This month's book club was inspiring because we were unexpectedly blessed with the presence of one of The Go-Giver's authors, John David Mann, and his wife, Ana. John David Mann reached out to us on Twitter after seeing one of our posts about book club and offered to come on.

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