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#WERK101 Protecting The Empire: The Person, The Business & The Legacy (Part 1)

#WERK101 Protecting The Empire: The Person, The Business & The Legacy (Part 1)

Part 1 of a three part series on how entrepreneurs can protect themselves and build a legacy while growing their business. As entrepreneurs we often pour our heart and soul into our business. We spend a lot of time building our brands and structuring our empire without taking the time to protect ourselves from external […]

10 Big Leadership Ideas From CEOs

10 Big Leadership Ideas From CEOs

*This article was originally written for American Family Insurance and features our founder, Tretta Bush. The original publication can be found here.*   Get your business ready for 2016 You have big business dreams and the drive to pursue them, but you can’t do it alone. Our goal is to support you by equipping you […]

What Small Business Owners Need To Know About Sales Tax

What Small Business Owners Need To Know About Sales Tax

Tips to protect your business’s reputation   In a previous post we visited the complicated task of sales tax in an attempt to introduce you to the basics. If that wasn’t enough for you, no worries. In an article written for American Family Insurance, Tretta guides us through the difficult world of sales tax requirements. If you’re […]

Itemizing vs. Standard Deduction: Six Facts to Help You Choose

  When filing a tax return, we all have to decide whether to itemize our deductions or take the standard deduction. The standard deduction is easiest for most of us. It doesn’t require the mind numbing task of tallying receipts or the continued burden of recordkeeping like it’s opposite –  itemized deductions. To help decide what’s […]

Drunk In Love: The Economic Power of Jay Z and Beyonce

Last night, like millions of others, I sat anxiously awaiting Beyonce & Jay Z’s rumored opening performance on the 2014 Grammy Awards. I was ready to see hips twist, hair swing across the stage and hopefully learn a new dance move. Instead, I found myself more focused on the undeniable love between the two. Somehow, […]

Single & Sophisticated: A Letter to Single Ladies

Last year, I was asked to write a letter to the ladies of the Atlanta, GA Set Apart, Single & Sophisticated Retreat hosted by Chante Truscott (WivesInWaiting.com) and Shineka Karim.  All too often single women are getting pressures from all angles of life about doing everything except enjoying and maximizing being single.  This (slightly revised) […]

Diva on a Dime: The Luxury Brand Diva

by Sakina Spurell for Essence Magazine THE LUXURY BRAND DIVA: Tretta Bush, 29, accountant, Hampton, Virginia Tretta Bush enjoys the finer things in life. Still, the self-employed number cruncher and single mother to daughter, Nijha, 9, says she can’t afford to pay rack rate for designer goods. Instead she shops for her size-zero designer label […]

Accounting Tips for the Young Minister

For profit ministry is a business that sells a product or service and makes a profit. Young ministers starting for profit ministries generally operate from a do-it-yourself mentality handling everything from accounting to administration. More often than not, they aren’t aware of the consequences of poor bookkeeping or the importance of proper accounting structure. Here […]

4 Ways To Prevent Financial Infidelty

4 Ways To Prevent Financial Infidelty

Are you honest with yourself about money? Are you less than honest with your spouse about your purchases? How about a private bank account or credit card your spouse doesn’t know about? 50% of married adults admitted to keeping money secrets from their spouse (self.com survey). Why is that? Infidelity is any form of unfaithfulness […]

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