Phone Voice

According to my social media guru, The Small Biz Big Mouth, today is #RespectForParentsDay. I thought about writing a piece about one of my two children but then remembered that they’re teenagers. I don’t trust anything they have to say about me at this...

ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE

When I talk to people about owning my own business, they often ask if I love it. Truth? I do. Very much. However, there are moments I’d like to just chuck the whole operation and go back to a 9 to 5. These moments are fleeting; afterwards, I have flashbacks to my...

BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS: MILEAGE

The question I get more than any other from self-employed clients: what can I legitimately deduct as business expense? Unless you have employees and payroll tax, the largest deduction is often mileage. The rates for the mileage deduction change each year; for 2016 the...

TAX SEASON IN JULY?

                                 It’s summer in Kansas. The temperatures are high (with no immediate relief in sight). Kids are on summer vacation (with no immediate relief in sight). The quest for the ultimate bikini body is in full swing (with no immediate relief in...

3 STEPS TO GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IN YEAR ONE

I am not a business strategist. I have no remarkable qualifications to be giving this advice except that I grew my revenue by 350% in one year. I’ve already earned, in six months, more than twice what I earned in all of year one. This is how I did it. I’m sure it...