Alice is going us again for an update of how the new tax laws have actually impacted business and will be sharing best practices – new and old. When she presented for us, approximately 2 years ago, she captivated and educated everyone. You’ll want to register now to reserve your seat. (More details from Alice will be appearing here soon.)
MEET OUR EXPERT: Alice Zaganczyk Peterson, CPA
Alice Zaganczyk Peterson is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of tax preparation and working with small businesses. Her constant commitment to tax preparation runs deep – Alice holds a Masters Degree in Tax Administration. Additionally, she has experience with audits – IRS, State of Wisconsin Income, Unemployment and Sales Tax.
New Tax Laws
Alice understands most business is conducted as Small Business in America. She wants to make sure Small Business Owners understand what is essential for their financial success. Whether it’s learning how to set-up your books or complex issues and audits, Alice’s thorough and down to earth approach for your business’s financials are assuring. She’s a great resource for keeping up on new tax laws!
Alice Zaganczyk Peterson, MS
Certified Public Accountant
AM Accounting & Tax Services, LLC
1123 N Water St Suite 305
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Generational Shift – What Does it Mean to Your Business?
By Brad Herda
Generational shift – we have all heard the news stories, media reports, and have our own experiences and biases for every generation. The issue is no matter what you think as a Business owner, the generational shift will impact you and your business.
It will not matter if you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a Small Business with no employees. The shift in the market will impact you. So, the question is what does this mean for your business?
In this interactive workshop we will look at the 6 generations in the workforce through your experiences. Work to create impactful understanding of each generations needs and desires through your words. We will then work to understand the dynamics of communication across the generations. If you have employees, 1099’s or strategic business partners, knowing how to better communicate across generations will be a critical component to your business’s success.
At the conclusion of our event we will have created an opportunity for looking at your employees and business partners in a different light. As an avid golfer the following is so true “A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.” — Payne Stewart. We need to ensure we have the proper attitude for every generation we work with.
Brad Herda, Presenting Generational Shift
MEET OUR EXPERT: BRAD HERDA
Brad Herda is a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach and has spent his life learning how things work including people. He has over 200 hours of behavioral and communication training from Northwest Partners Inc. while with Bucyrus International. Brad has been required to build teams, develop suppliers, and be part of one of Caterpillar’s largest integrations after the acquisition of Bucyrus in 2011. At the root of all his success has been communication and being aware of other’s perspectives. He has been a FIRST Robotics Mentor at Sussex Hamilton for 8 years and has seen how communication has changed across generations firsthand. Communication is one of the foundational elements Brad works on his client with as it is foundational to an origination’s culture and setting up expectations and accountability.
Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/265157113/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!
***ITINERARY Friday, Oct 25, 2019***
9:00 Registration & Open Networking. Full Coffee Bar, including juice, water and bakery included
9:30 Presentation by Brad Herda
11:00 Open Networking for an hour, followed by our
Lunch & Learn at Noon:
Learn how the new tax laws impact Your Business
register separately at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/265155447/
Do you have a strong, consistent brand that is attracting new customers?
Are you in love with your branding and are proud to show it off to any new prospect and your audience?
Let’s pretend your business is a person. Does your current branding reflect your business’ personality?
Branding can rise or ruin any business. Regardless if you offer a service or a product, work remote or at an office, been in the game for decades or a start-up; branding is important for every business owner.
From my past and current experiences in corporate and entrepreneurship, I will guide you to create a strong, consistent brand that not only you will fall in love with but can use to attract new customers and grow your business.
We all have ups and downs in entrepreneurship. It is important to take a step back and look at the fundamentals of our own business. During this presentation, we will dive deep beyond the pretty, stylistic elements and get into the nuts and bolts of branding. All attendees will be provided with their very own Plan Your Brand Checklist during the presentation.
If you are interested in attracting new customers and growing your business, then join us to learn how to create a strong, consistent brand.
MEET OUR EXPERT: ASHLEY SEBAALY
Ashley is the owner of Snap Happy Pics, LLC, a Full-Service Branding Agency that helps small business owners strengthen their brands to attract more customers with commercial photography and graphic design. After losing her corporate job during the recession, Ashley started an online vintage clothing boutique that sold beautiful garments to over 20 countries. Later she opened a brick and mortar photography studio for high-end children portraiture. Ashley has had years of experience under her belt of the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and understands the importance of branding and how it can sink or rise a business. Ashley has a B.A. from Loyola University in Communications and currently lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
ASHLEY SEBAALY’S CONTACT INFORMATION:
Direct Dial: (262)[masked]
Side Hustles. They’re everywhere, practiced by seemingly everyone.
This video (and another that will follow soon) explain that side hustles – and the reasons for them – vary widely. I picked this TEDx video as a “jumping off” point, defining the side hustle, and the ‘whys and wherefore’s” of side gigs.
Yes, side hustles are often about the money. Yet they’re often about so much more than just money. They’re about doing what you love. They’re about learning, growing, building and achieving. They’re about balance and (self-) determining how we live and work.
I think the side hustle has been part of “the American Way” since the Pilgrims got here. I’d classify a lot of part-time jobs as side-hustles. The baseball park vendor who makes good coin while enjoying the ball park and the game. The baby-sitter, the pet-sitter, the part-time elder care-giver, the student who teaches music…
My Dad, a self-employed construction contractor for fifty years, always suggested to me, “Use your brain, not your back But learn a trade so you always have something to fall back on.” He was a quintessential horse-trader with side hustles galore.
This from the YouTube introduction of the video: This is the side hustle revolution | The Way We Work, a TED series:
“Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don’t rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit — even if it’s on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.
“The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)”
Stay tuned for more of “The Way We Work” TED Talks.
Wisconsin Side Hustles
I helped make ends meet while in college by doing tax returns for people. After a course in Econ 304 or 404, Money & Banking, tax returns made some sense to me, and I could confidently deliver value on basic returns. My daughter-in-law, enjoys catering events with her mom and her auntie while bringing home some bacon, and sometimes great leftovers. My daughter works hard and has fun at State Fair while making bank, listening to live music and seeing friends, family and other fairgoers who stop by to enjoy themselves – and tip well – to boot.
Wisconsin is great for side hustles. Thinking locally, snow plowing comes to mind. Micro-brewing, too. Door County folks offer firewood for sale at roadside self-help stacks in their front yards. How many contribute cherries and maple syrup to destination retail locations?
Wisconsin Business Owners Side Hustles
Wisconsin Business Owners – our Members – are great for side hustles. I’ve seen groups form from within our group, when several speakers, already friends, combined their skills to deliver even greater value together, while continuing to deliver excellent values to their clients in their own niches.
I met one of my newest clients online through our Wisconsin Business Owners Meetup group, then in person at a Wisconsin Business Owners event. He’s got the consummate side hustle, a whole second business based on his skills and interests. His education and experience at his primary job are quite advanced. He’s engaged by huge multinational corporations on a project basis. Yet, when his “day job” isn’t a hundred percent busy, he devotes time to developing his side hustle. He simply never wants to be in the position of having to rely on a huge client or two for his bread and butter. Self-determination is his key.
The “Side Hustle” for many of us amounts to figuring out how to deliver the best in all facets of our main hustle. We learn, we network and we share in a relaxed yet professional environment.
Our group Organizers are very much about delivering a greater value to Wisconsin Business Owners than the sum of our individual parts. Plus, our Organizers are “servant leaders” … people who derive pleasure from simply helping others. And we all like to learn.
So, even if you’re “just” doing a side hustle, join us! Network with people who are all about learning in a professional, yet personal, learning environment.
N14 W24130 Tower Place Pewaukee, WI 53072
We’ll normally be using the Anglers room, a private room with seating for sixty. Another room is available with seating for 120 if needed.
The food is great, and our menus will be similar to the all-you-can eat buffets we’ve enjoyed for over fifteen years at the Best Western Midway. Our new venue is a few exits west on I-94, then turn right (north) on Pewaukee Road, and then left at the first stop light, Tower Place. Click for Directions.
Our morning workshop (with coffee bar) and Lunch & Learn pricing remains the same.
We’re very impressed with the relaxed, yet professional environment, and with the staff’s eagerness to please. If you’re looking for a place for your event, we recommend you contact Laura Michel at 262-523-4244 to learn more.
We’ll be announcing our Friday, September 27th events shortly.
You may want to set aside October time for Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille on the following dates as well:
Friday, October 25th Double Header
Friday, December 6th (We combine the last Friday of November and December into the first Friday in December because of the holidays) Double Header
Friday, January 31st Four presentations!
Friday, February 28th TBD
Friday, March 27th TBD
Friday, April 24th TBD
Friday, May 29th ?? TBD
Bring your appetite (for food, networking and learning) and plenty of business cards to Wisconsin Business Owners events at Thunder Bay Grille.