Michelle Elder CPA Talks Tax
Michelle Elder is a CPA and joins me on Money 2.0 to share some great tax and accounting tips for small business owners. Michelle owns and operates Elder Accountancy and has just completed her 30th tax year (but please don’t mention this to her.)
Michelle begins by sharing what piqued her interest in her field and how much variety her job gives her in her day-to-day working life. She says she views her CPA job as a very proactive and supportive role. Her clients include entrepreneurial small business owners and non-profits. She notes that she has done audit work for non-profits such as Yolo County Food Bank and for a number of preschools and daycares.
Michelle says her accountancy company is very consultative. She says her tagline is “We look at more than the numbers”. She says benchmarking is an important tool for small business owners and explains how her agency employs the tactic for clients. Michelle is also adamant that a good business plan is the basis for business growth.
Michelle and I also spend some time discussing the barriers small business owners put in front of themselves in outsourcing work.
If you would like to hear my conversation with Michelle Elder, you are welcome to listen by clicking here. Michelle was my second guest in this episode. The conversation begins 27 minutes into the recording.