Black History Month reminds us to take a beat, acknowledge those who have laid a solid foundation for the betterment of our lives, and then move toward progressive change — taking with us all that we have learned, while continuing to fight those seemingly elusive battles.

As a black female…


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Small business accounting is all about tracking what money is coming in and what money is going out. Having a handle on your books is crucial to keep your business afloat and see where you’re at financially. And whether you should you do it yourself (DIY) or hire some professional…


They are everywhere you are

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Business licenses are an age-old compliance rule that local governments enforce on businesses in a specific area. Quite literally, business licenses are everywhere you are. They serve a few purposes; in larger municipalities, they are a revenue generator tied to gross receipts reporting. In smaller jurisdictions, licenses are regulatory fees…


How to inject personal capital into your business.

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When starting a new business, there are few things more absolute than money. The popular saying ‘it takes money to make money’ personifies this concept. Unfortunately, good ideas alone do not get us to our goals. …


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Your small business may not need a bookkeeper yet, and here is why.

Let’s go on a journey back to 1975. I’m talking pre-QuickBooks era, when the term ‘keeping the books’ actually meant managing the cash flow using a physical book of company transactions. At that point, bookkeeping, as a…


From a Sole Proprietorship to a Corporation

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I say it all the time, “Start your business where you want to be and not where you are.” What I mean is, if you think want your idea to be big, you will want to set your business up that way so that proper administrative habits can develop from…


What is it and do I have to do it?

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Let’s start with a basic definition. The IRS defines estimated tax as the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding. This income includes earnings from self-employment, interest, dividends, rents, and alimony. …


How To Hire For Your Business

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When running your business, one of the scariest things for some entrepreneurs is the thought of mismanaging finances and in such a way that it leads to the dreaded tax audit. So, you try to do the best you can in the early years because you’re probably broke, and the…


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I have been having quite a few conversations lately with people interested in starting a company and trying to decide which entity to choose. It is probably the number one question I receive as a tax professional. What is more surprising is the number of people venturing out on their…


Another Tax Day has come and gone; this time delayed by an impeding pandemic. Maybe you were prepared and filed on time, or maybe you are just avoiding it all together as a means for self-care. Either way, there are ways to better prep for the tax process that are…

Shiloh Johnson

I am a CPA and founder of tech company ComplYant. My mission is to give orgs of all colors, shapes, and sizes access to accurate fiscal guidance.

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