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It’s time to bring accounting into marketing

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s time to bring accounting into marketing
Marketing agencies and professionals need accounting to see a holistic view of a business

Marketing can benefit from relationship with a data-driven, technology-focused next generation CPA. After all, they seek the same goal: profitable business.

What is the difference between a CPA and an accountant?

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on What is the difference between a CPA and an accountant?

While many people interchangeably use the terms CPA and accountant, there are important distinctions to be considered when hiring a CPA or accountant.

Rent vs. Buy

By Amanda Maletz | April 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Rent vs. Buy

How do you know when you’re ready to buy a home? By Amanda Maletz, On Q Financial Mortgages Simplified There is not a one-size-fits-all or “right time” approach to home ownership. Just as every person is different, the journey to home ownership is different as well. If renting is all you have ever done, you …

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Hiring a Tax Professional vs. DIY

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | April 1, 2019 | 2 Comments
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With an endless stream of blogs, articles and YouTube tutorials, filing your own taxes may seem as easy as searching Google for “How to DIY taxes.” However, many people who prepare their own taxes aren’t alerted to mistakes until it’s too late — when they receive a notice from the the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). …

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All the taxes your business must pay

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | March 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

If you think filing individual taxes can be complicated, it can be even more complicated for businesses who must pay different types of taxes for federal, state and local. Taxes range for different types of businesses and business activities — such as whether or not you own business property, whether or not you have employees …

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The Democratization of Analytics & Automation: The Cloud has Changed the Landscape

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | March 15, 2019 | Comments Off on The Democratization of Analytics & Automation: The Cloud has Changed the Landscape
Analytics, data and the cloud has dramatically changed accounting

This article appeared in the South Carolina Association of CPAs. A version of this article appears in the Q1 2019 edition of South Carolina CPA Report magazine. The democratization of data-gathering and advanced analytics has arrived. What exactly does that mean for firms? Data and analytic democratization is more than Bank Rules inside of QuickBooks …

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4 Ways To Get an IRS Audit

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | March 4, 2019 | 2 Comments
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If I had a nickel for every time a client asked me about IRS audits, I would still have to prepare tax returns for a living, but I’d definitely be able to afford a round of Happy Meals for my kids. Everybody is terrified of an IRS audit, partly because they imagine an audit as …

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8 Tips to Make Tax Season Painless

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | February 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 8 Tips to Make Tax Season Painless
receipts, spreadsheets, calculators for tax preparation season

No surprise here. Tax season is often approached with a heightened sense of hesitation, stress and even dread. Fortunately, with a bit of effort, you can minimize the complications that tax season often brings. Can you imagine finishing your taxes before March? With the right organization and a qualified CPA, it is completely possible. Here …

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5 Considerations When Developing Business Goals

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | February 4, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Considerations When Developing Business Goals

Have you set yourself up for success this year? It’s time to get started. With the holidays and the Super Bowl behind you, it’s time to get clear about your goals for the coming period.  January 1st is an arbitrary date for many business owners.  While the New Year comes with a sense of renewal …

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What should you consider before hiring?

By Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on What should you consider before hiring?

Are you thinking about hiring somebody, or thinking that you have a need to hire somebody? In this week’s episode, I will discuss 3 things you should consider before going about your hiring journey. Show Notes: Link to Wayfinder: https://www.betterwaycpa.com/wayfinder/ Relevant Quora post about Wayfinder: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-great-questions-for-a-client-strategic-planning-session/answer/Chris-Hervochon Relevant Quora post about cash flow: https://www.quora.com/What-clued-you-in-that-the-business-you-were-running-was-about-to-close-Even-when-upper-management-owners-denied-the-possibility/answer/Chris-Hervochon Fyre Festival …

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