“Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ramona Cedeno”

This month I had the pleasure of being featured in Baruch College’s Entrepreneur spotlight, speaking about my transition from the corporate world to the start up world. As a fellow alumni (go Bearcats!), I’m happy to share my story so far and hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams.

Check out the article here.

November 19th, 2017|General|0 Comments

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Helpful Tips For The Upcoming Tax Season

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Most of us approach taxes as something to put off thinking about until absolutely necessary. Most people want to lock up the part of their brain that deals with taxes until it needs to be brought out again next year. However, with a bit of forethought and preparation, you can make next year’s taxes go much more smoothly.

Fibrick Financial Services in NYC will work with you to guide you through with proper tax season tips to make the upcoming tax season as smooth as possible. They will also advise you on key accounting processes to complement their strategic financial and operational objectives.

October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Webinar: What to Do When You Outgrow Your Accounting Software

If your business is experiencing rapid growth then you likely have been considering buying new accounting software. But where do you start? What are the best applications in the market for your business? Should you go cloud-based or on-premise? How can you get the best deal on the price? How long does it take to implement a new system? How can you make sure you don’t select the wrong application? What do you need to do after the new system is implemented to ensure it is used effectively?

Successfully navigating these questions is not easy but doing so is vital to the success of your business.

Please REGISTER HERE for an online ticket to receive a link to the webinar!

About ERP Advisors Group:

Based in Denver, ERP Advisors Group is an independent technology advisory firm. We help clients navigate the confusions of Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning, and all other major enterprise software selections and implementations. We don’t get paid by vendors, our 100% focus is on ensuring your success with your enterprise software project.

About Shawn Windle:

Shawn is the Founder and Managing Principal of ERP Advisors Group based in Denver, Colorado. ERP Advisors Group (EAG) is one of the country’s top independent enterprise software advisory firms. Shawn advises mid to large size businesses on selecting and implementing business applications from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Business Intelligence and other enterprise applications which equate to millions of dollars in software deals each year across many industries.

Prior to ERP Advisors, Shawn helped establish a successful technology practice with a top-50 accounting firm. There are only a few people in the world with the practical experience that Shawn has gained with helping hundreds of clients across many industries with selecting and implementing a wide variety of enterprise solutions.

About FiBrick Financial Services:

FiBrick is an accounting consulting practice based in New York. We provide accounting support in connection with accounting system implementations, monthly financial close, due diligence and contract-based accounting staffing.

August 2nd, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

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Five Simple Steps to Creating a Personal Income Statement

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Don’t you love the idea of being able to go to a single document to quickly see where your money is going? I know you are probably thinking, “There’s no way I want to see how much money I’m spending, let alone see that my income does not cover my expenses!”  But trust me, preparing and analyzing your personal income statement at least once a month will give you visibility into expenses that are more wants than needs. It will also open your eyes to the fact that maybe this is not the right time to lease that nice car on your wish-list.

I began preparing my personal income statement when I was 19. Since then, I have played with multiple versions and although I’m not sure I have mastered the skill of staying within my personal budget, I sure know where my money goes and where it should not.

Here are my 5 quick and easy steps to preparing a personal income statement and use it effectively.

July 5th, 2017|General, Personal Finance|0 Comments

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What I Learned This Tax Season

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As another tax season has come and gone, I thought it would be a good opportunity to pass along some general takeaways which may make next year’s tax experience more seamless, informative and less taxing (pardon the pun). Well, here it goes …

May 17th, 2017|Personal Finance, Tax|0 Comments

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8 Things Entrepreneurs Should Keep in Mind for Tax Season

Most entrepreneurs clinch at the sound of the word “taxes.” And it’s not simply out of a fear of paying large sums of money to Uncle Sam. It’s more because of the complexity – the multiple layers and branches of compliance associated with taxes. This is not true for everyone, but there might be some who would rather pay a little more in taxes in exchange for some relief from the burden of the paperwork, research, and unknown final results of filing tax reports.

But entrepreneurs need to come to grips with the fact that taxes are an inevitable part of being in business. The best antidote for the fear and dread associated with taxes is preparation. Planning, knowledge, and information help to reduce the anxiety about dealing with the mean IRS.

Of course, no one will ever know everything about taxes – industry trends, compliance issues, and even simple changes in government all lead to regular changes in the tax code. But knowing some basics about your tax situation and knowing where to turn to when your situation changes can help you confront the fear of what will happen if you receive bad news from the IRS.

Entrepreneurs can confront their fears and address their tax obligations through planning and preparation. Here are the basic steps every entrepreneur should consider:

April 5th, 2017|Tax|0 Comments

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Is Networking Dead?! – How to Hack the Process of Building Meaningful Connections

Is Networking Dead?! – How to Hack the Process of Building Meaningful Connections

“I hate networking… It’s so exhausting and generates no results.”

“I feel awkward talking to people I don’t even know how they can help me.”

“I can’t stand being at networking events where everyone is trying to sell me something.”

“I can’t help but think how fake & unauthentic the world of networking is.”

Have you ever felt like this before about networking? Do you want to steal the secrets from insanely successful master networkers? Then you are at the right place. Come & join us for our FREE panel discussion event at WeWork Grand Central location, focusing on the topics around effectively building a strong & meaningful network.

March 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Podcast: How Startups Can Integrate Effective Accounting as Part of their Launch


I had the pleasure of joining Bruce Hurwitz on The Voice of Manhattan Business from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce to discuss how startups can integrate effective accounting as part of their launch.

Check out the conversation here!

March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Accounting Survival Kit For Startups

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After working with several startups and speaking with many small business owners, we have noticed that the implementation of accounting processes is not always a top priority. To help you avoid making the same mistake, we want to share with you some basic tools and services all new companies should implement before opening for business.

February 1st, 2017|Accounting|1 Comment

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Where is my W-2?

If you switched employment in 2016, you may not have received an email notification that your W-2 is available online. This may not mean that your prior employer did not send you notification, but rather that the employer does not have your correct email address.

January 25th, 2017|Tax|0 Comments

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