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Holiday Gift Giving: It’s the Thought That Counts

Holiday Gift Giving: It’s the Thought That Counts

This time of year is supposed to bring us joy and happiness. Unfortunately, the holidays also bring pressure—especially if you’re a small business pro. All too often, we feel obligated to give big to customers, vendors, employees, and other important people. That’s a...

Client Spotlight: Great Lakes Tattoo

Client Spotlight: Great Lakes Tattoo

There are a lot of tattoo shops in Chicago—about 200 by Nick Colella’s count. However, his studio, Great Lakes Tattoo, stands out from the crowd. He, his co-owner and wife Sarah, and the rest of the tight-knit crew do more than just create tattoos—they’re building a...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Work for Free

Friends Don’t Let Friends Work for Free

Small business professionals provide valuable products and services that other people need. If they didn’t, they couldn’t stay open very long, obviously. And, these professionals have friends. Often, these friends make up much of the business’s early customer base....

Taking time off benefits your small business

Taking time off benefits your small business

Small business professionals have an unfortunate tendency to work themselves to the limit, around the clock. It’s understandable; you’re responsible for an entire operation, and you’re nervous that if you take even a day away, things will blow up or fall apart....

Time to tackle tax law changes for small businesses

Time to tackle tax law changes for small businesses

Small business finances already are challenging—then, every year the federal government piles on the headaches with tons of changes in tax law for them to wrestle with. The current administration recently ramped the shifts up, when they voted in the most significant...

QuickBooks Isn’t Magic—You Need a Pro

QuickBooks Isn’t Magic—You Need a Pro

Tools are useful. Home Depot is full of marvelous instruments that can work wonders in helping you to cut down trees, tend to your garden, or fix that pesky plumbing problem. However, if you put those tools in the hands of someone who doesn’t have the expertise to use...

Client Spotlight: SpeedPro Imaging Chicago Loop

Client Spotlight: SpeedPro Imaging Chicago Loop

Small business accounting firms like My Small Business Pro work a broad range of organizations improve their financial health. One of the unique companies we’re lucky to call a client is SpeedPro Imaging Chicago Loop. SpeedPro Imaging is a large-format printing...

Accountants Can Be Small Business Heroes

Accountants Can Be Small Business Heroes

Accounting professionals don’t usually get hailed as heroes. They’re especially overlooked in movies and TV shows—the stars of those heroic tales tend to be cops, doctors, lawyers and the super kind of heroes that don tights and masks. In the real world, though,...

Client Spotlight: The Carter Property Group

Client Spotlight: The Carter Property Group

Accounting services can make a difference in all types of small businesses. My Small Business Pro has been fortunate enough to work with The Carter Property Group at Keller Williams Chicago—Lincoln Park for four months now. That’s not a long time, relatively speaking,...

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