Mary Jo Sheerin is the Owner of MJ Sheerin, CPA, MST.
Nature of Business:
I am in the field of providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to my clients.
My clients are mostly composed of small closely held businesses. Small businesses are my specialty.
I assist individuals in forming their businesses by educating them as to the pros and cons of each “business entity type” (corporation, LLC or other). There are many reasons to operating your business as one form of entity as opposed to another. It is not just a financial decision. This is not a decision to be taken lightly.
I also prepare tax return for individuals, businesses,estates and trusts. What makes my tax preparation service different is the manner in which I service my client. I believe in meeting with my clients and reviewing their information with them. By meeting with my clients, I have discovered many other deductions they could take on their tax return, or actions they could make, to lower their taxes. Many other firms simply pick up your information and go from there.
I also assist small businesses in setting up their accounting books. I assist them in the accounting functions necessary in running their business.
What Mary Jo has been up to since her participation in 100 Days to Abundance/Team Nimbus:
My business has grown. Through the tracking methods learned in 100 days I am much more aware of the dates in which I do things. As Bill says, the advantage small businesses have is that they can “act quickly”. Large firms may have to go through alot of red tape. By watching the dates on my meetings, projects, networking events, I stay on top of what I need to do!
I am able to grow this business. It is growing in reputation and that is very important to me. The quality of my services and how my clients feel when they are in my office are very important to me. I want to be the “fun” CPA to work with. Life is way to short! Why not put a little fun in our work life?
Mary Jo’s best advice to other small business owners:
You can do it. There will be bad days, but have faith in yourself! Many people started out of their garages…IBM