Justine Lackey

Justine Lackey
5 Tax Things to Do for Your Business

5 Tax Things to Do for Your Business

Tax time is just around the corner. In my two decades as a professional bookkeeper working with small-business owners and solopreneurs, I’ve come across some common sticking points that make taxes especially challenging for business owners. Here…

How to Manage as an Entrepreneur

How to Manage as an Entrepreneur

Growing your team, and effectively managing it, is the only way a solopreneur can grow into being a successful entrepreneur (and therefore provide jobs to others). But managing people is a very specific skillset, just like marketing, accounting or IT…

How Businesses Fail

How Businesses Fail

Have you ever met a new entrepreneur? Passion and determination just oozes out of them, along with a “no one can stop me” attitude. 

I love their energy and excitement, but I enjoy their giddiness with a…

The Best Tools and Apps For Entrepreneurs

The Best Tools and Apps For Entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur wants to run her business like a pro. Whether it’s managing your money, client leads and sales funnels, or being more productive and maximizing the minutes you spend at your desk, we all know there&rsquo…

Is My Bookkeeper Stealing?

Is My Bookkeeper Stealing?

I hate this scenario. And I find myself here at least several times a year. It’s a new client, sometimes in tears, sometimes with steam coming out of her ears, recounting a story about how her…

Should You Charge by the Hour or Per Project?

Should You Charge by the Hour or Per Project?

For better or worse, I am an underachieving overachiever. I am constantly looking for ways to make myself and my business better, more efficient, higher performing. To get there, I’m completely obsessed with reading small business books. I…

Financial Modeling Made Easy

Financial Modeling Made Easy

I vividly remember my very first retail job at 15, for a major pharmacy chain. After sitting through hours of corporate training videos that made my head explode, I then had to endure the daily “whiteboard pep talk.&rdquo…

The #1 Tax Problem You Don’t Want

The #1 Tax Problem You Don’t Want

Whether you’re raking in big profits or your business is in its infancy, you must keep your business and personal finances separate—for tax purposes and two other important reasons.
First, in order to grow your company…

Set Yourself Up for Success

Set Yourself Up for Success

Right after you choose a company name, you need to choose what type of entity your business should become—i.e., its organizational structure.

Think of the entity as the type of boat you are going to sail on…