Welcome to my blog!

I am a small business owner and accountant with 30 years experience working in and with small businesses.  I started this blog to share the knowledge I've gained over the years, as well as to inspire those of you who may be contemplating starting a small business, but aren't sure where to start.

Within these pages, you will find a variety of articles with advice to help you start and build a successful small business, as well as inspiring stories about other small business owners who are making a difference every day!

So come visit my blog often, leave feedback and comments, ask questions and share the articles with others who you think would benefit from the information.


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
— Muhammad Ali
Decisions, Decisions......

Decisions, Decisions......

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
— Stephen Covey, noted author and renowned leadership expert

Although many times it seems that life just "happens", if you take a step back to view things in a broader perspective, you will see that often events in the past have shaped your current circumstances.  Every day we are faced with decisions that can and do affect our future.  Of course, not everything is in your control, but by being more conscious of the decisions we do make, we can take more control over our futures and our current lives.

This week, think about your decisions in the past and how they have shaped your current situation.  If you could go back in time, would you have made different decisions?  What was happening at the time that may have influenced your decisions?  Also, when faced with a new decision, take a little extra time to decide if your choice will best serve you and your interests, rather than making a choice based on your past habits, emotional state or to keep the status quo.

Accounting 101:  Demystifying the Chart of Accounts

Accounting 101: Demystifying the Chart of Accounts