I just looked at the Virtual CFO Blog and noticed that I hadn’t posted anything since April 6th. Well, that’s about to change. But I want you to know that there are several good reasons I haven’t blogged in almost two months.
The first, and primary reason, is that I had an extremely busy tax season. CPA for Small Business will be four years old in June and the volume of work I have is a sign of a growing and healthy practice.
Corporate (i.e., C- and S-Corp) taxes were due March 15th and personal and partnership taxes (including LLC’s) were due on April 15th. In this period, I prepared or filed extensions for approximately ninety clients and their businesses. It was a sprint for me from the middle of February through April. However, I am very grateful for the volume of work I had.
I have the coolest clients in Middle Tennessee and it’s an honor to serve them (or you, if you’re a client reading this <grin>).
The second reason is that on April 22nd (a week after April 15), I traveled to Haiti on a mission’s journey with Brentwood Baptist and Sweet Sleep . I am very glad I made this journey and I plan to blog about my experiences in future Virtual CFO Blog posts. I was honored and blessed to get to meet several entrepreneurs in Haiti. Hanging out with small business owners in Haiti showed me that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in that country.Third, I haven’t been in the office much since I returned from Haiti. Before and after returning (and for two clients, while I was in Haiti <vbg>), I scheduled a number of field work days outside the office. This has been a potpourri of field work: financial statement preparation, CFO services, assisting clients with their accounting systems, helping create and document administrative and operating policies and procedures, budgeting, short-, medium-, and long-range planning, etc. There was a bit of pent-up demand for field work created during tax season.
And finally, in May I had several clients who had the opportunity to present their company to venture capital firms and outside investors. This type of work is always pressing and I don’t mind making time in my schedule to support clients with these activities.
But now the seasonal rush is over, so it’s time for me to start writing regularly again on the Virtual CFO Blog.
Thank you for reading this blog and I hope you enjoy the posts I will be writing in the future.BTW, I have some blog series in mind, but please let me know if there is a small business or entrepreneurial topic you want me to blog about. Many of my previous blog series and posts came from suggestions, correspondence, and inquiries from readers.