money habits

Throughout the years, I’ve heard lots of people quote statistics about why starting a business is risky. I like to counter that by stating there are several financial advantages to having your own business, starting with building an asset for yourself. Granted, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that running your own […]

Budgeting TIps

When you have a full-time job, you probably notice that the government takes out taxes for all sorts of things, including Social Security and Medicare. Your employer matches those contributions, sometimes referred to as FICA deductions, to complete your contribution. When you are self-employed, you are responsible for those payroll taxes. But when your business […]

2017 Budget

I’m a firm believer that the cornerstone of a successful business is understanding finances. Or, at the very least, partnering with someone who does. That being said, there are several financial lessons business owners (including myself) learn the hard way. In an effort to help you avoid struggling to learn these financial lessons, I’ve decided […]

Emergencies are not a matter of if, they are a matter of when. That’s why business owners need to know how to financially prepare for emergencies. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, I’ve seen a lot of business owners freaking out. They lost money due to not being open. They are learning that their insurance […]

planning for the future

FP&A is business lingo for financial planning and analysis. I spent nearly a decade in FP&A teams at large companies, and spent my days reviewing financial data looking for trends and opportunities. No matter the size of your business, this FP&A role is important for long-term growth and success. However, most startups and small businesses […]

Withdrawing Funds

When you own your own business and have no storefront, very little overhead, and no employees, you can basically keep what you earn. However, if your business starts to grow that could all change. You could find a need for more cash. Figuring out whether or not to pay yourself, and how much, can be […]

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