“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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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.

Countdown to the Year-End Close

If you are looking forward to taking some time off during the holidays, you will probably be concerned with the long list of tasks you need to complete before and after your vacation, such as those related to the year-end close. Your ability to enjoy that time off might also be tainted by the fact that you’re worrying about work to-dos. In my career as an accounting professional, I have always been involved in the year-end close, yet managed to stay away from the office during the holidays. Before asking for the days off, I refined what I thought was the perfect plan to ensure the year-end close would not fall apart. But, it wasn’t only about convincing my boss that I had everything under control, it was more about my peace of mind. I did not want to be at the dinner table with my family having a conversation about my employer’s external audit team, or the massive data I had to work with to reconcile the accrued expenses account. I wanted to leave the office around December 20th and not have to think about it until January 3rd. Here is my perfect plan for accomplishing my mission:

November 8th, 2016|Accounting, General|0 Comments

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Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Business Formation & Branding

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October was National Women’s Small Business Month! Let’s join in the celebration by connecting with our fellow entrepreneurs, while also gaining some insightful tips so that we can continue to grow in the business world. We will do just that at our next meetup! In addition to meeting other members of our group, we will have our first guest speaker, Marina Warner, from The Warner Firm, who will share with us everything we need to know about business formation and branding.

October 14th, 2016|General|0 Comments

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