Today we’re excited to feature member Amy Northard who not only runs an accounting blog, but is our CPA as well. She’s attended The Blog Societies Conference for several years now and is always a wealth of knowledge for small business owners. With the end of the year just around the corner, we know that always means tax season is not too far away either. We can’t recommend it enough to hire a professional to assist with your yearly tax returns. In addition to her CPA and tax services, she also has a helpful blog with all her tips for dealing with taxes, business expenses and more.
What’s your business name?
Where do you live?
Tell us more about you and your blog and business
Amy Northard is The Accountant for Creatives®. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who specializes in working with creative small business owners to make taxes and bookkeeping less stressful. She has a passion for helping small business owners wade through all the financial things it takes to start and operate a business so they can focus on their craft. In addition to preparing tax returns and bookkeeping for clients all over the U.S., Amy enjoys teaching small business financial basics through her blog and online course Be Your Own CFO.
What people don’t realize about blogging is…
If you’re strategic, you can make a ton of money!
What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
- Takes a lot of time.
- There’s more to blogging than just writing a post and taking a pretty picture.
- You have to be consistent.
What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?
Attending The Blog Societies conference and meeting bloggers from all over the nation.
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance
Know what you’re good at, and outsource the rest.
Instagram or Twitter?
Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.
Podcasts – Any True Crime!
Coffee or tea?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Flaming Hot Cheetos
What’s one product you can’t live without?
My cell phone
What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?
Everything you need to know about 1099s. So many people have emailed me to thank me for guiding them through this process!
We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?
Who do you love to follow on social media?
Whitney Hawkins @whitv
What’s been your favorite part of being a member of The Blog Societies?
Being able to attend and speak at The Blog Societies Conferences.