Today, I spent my lunch hour with a small business consultant who is helping me get my business launched both officially and professionally. You see, I’ve been working behind the scenes for clients for well over 13 years, but never officially established myself as a small business owner. Well, that has changed.
So, today was rounds of paperwork filled out, reviewed, and faxed over to the IRS.
It was taking an honest approach at my accounting and methodology and seeing where I could use some adjusting.
It was conversations and mentoring in how to set up the internal systems of my business so that I am getting the strongest tax benefits possible.
This is new territory for me, and I am grateful for someone who is willing to put their experience to use for my business’ betterment. This service is offered for free through the Small Business Administration. A colleague told me about it and I eagerly called and signed up. I didn’t get all my homework done in time; however, I made more progress having to be accountable than I would have if left to my own devices.
So, let me encourage you to do this for yourself if you are a small business over.
Get a mentor.
Learn all you can about getting your business off on a solid footing.
Then share that goodness. It’s what we do.