Business Mentoring

HOW TO GET ORGANIZED
AND RUN A BUSINESS YOU LOVE

  get organized, stress less,
and run a business you love

You're hustling growing your business but...

your business records aren't organized 

you're not certain how much you've made this year 

you're lost when it comes to sales and income taxes

Killing it with clients, but lost when it comes to accounting and taxes? Allow me to help!

you get a pit in your stomach thinking of tax time

you don't know how to pay yourself from your business

i'm taylor

Photographer. Accountant. Mentor.

hi there!

After receiving my Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and my Masters of Science in Taxation, I spent three tax seasons at a top ten public accounting firm in Chicago.  Although I loved my colleagues and the work I was doing, I knew deep down that I ultimately wanted to run my own business and pursue my passion as a wedding photographer.

I am so thankful for all of the lessons I've learned as an accountant and small business owner, and I want to use my experience to help you confidently and efficiently run your business, so that you can quit stressing about accounting and taxes and get back to doing what you love! 



I help you get your finances organized so that you can run a business you love.

I help you get your finances organized so that you can run a business you love.

my credentials


5750 hours of tax preparation experience at a top 10 firm
Masters of Science in Taxation, DePaul University
Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Case Western Reserve University
3 years as a college level accounting tutor
3 years as owner and operator of my photography business
1 year of teaching accounting at DePaul University


what if you...

felt confident that you were maximizing your tax deductions

had all your records organized for tax season

knew which taxes you needed to pay and when to pay them

were paying yourself from business earnings 

began making business decisions based on financial data

 After working together, you'll know how to pay yourself, minimize your taxes, and confidently make financial decisions for your business!

One on one Mentoring

the process

Step 1: Pick A topic & Book your Session

After booking your session, please fill out my contact form and tell me more about yourself and what areas of your business you need help with.  Popular mentoring topics include:

Creation of LLCs, S Corps, and business bank accounts
Minimizing income taxes & calculating quarterly payments
Understanding business & sales taxes and how they apply to you
How to pay yourself & others from your business
Creating bookkeeping workflows for organized business finances

A full list of mentoring topics is available here!

Step 2:  Introduction Call

After receiving your contact form and booking, I'll give you a call so that we can get to know each other and confirm session details. Typically the pre-consultation call lasts about 15 minutes. After our call, I will send over an engagement letter for your review and signature, which will outline the scope of services to be provided.

Step 3: PRE-SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE

Before our meetup, I'll send you a questionnaire with specific questions about various areas of your business. After you return the questionnaire, I'll spend time reviewing your answers and putting together my notes for our session. By putting a little work in beforehand, we can ensure our time together is spent efficiently!

STEP 4: ATTEND THE MENTORING SESSION

Our two hour session will take place either virtually over Facetime/Zoom, or at a public location in the Holly/Fenton area. During our meeting, I'll answer all of your questions and be happy to show you the exact business tools and accounting workflows that I use myself. By the end of our mentorship session, you'll feel empowered and know the next steps you need to take in your business!

NEXT QUESTION

At this time, I am not offering tax preparation services. You know the phrase "give a man to fish and you feed him once, teach a man to fish and he can feed himself"? I want to equip you with the knowledge to prepare your own taxes and run your own business like an accountant would, instead of relying on me to do it for you.

Can I hire you to prepare my taxes?

My clients are a mix of independent contractors, side hustlers, retailers, etsy sellers, service providers, and business owners.  Most clients I work with are in their first five years of business. 

what types of entrepreneurs do you mentor?

frequently asked questions

I'm a formally trained accountant with experience running my own business & training others in both a group and individual setting.

Together, we'll get your business organized so you can focus on serving clients!

let's do this

monika garland productions

monika

Taylor breaks down complicated accounting and bookkeeping procedures so the average business owner can quickly understand them. She’s assisted me many times with accounting help, and I cannot recommend her enough. I am positive you will learn a lot and have fun while doing it!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

I promise that accounting and taxes don't have to be scary. In fact, feeling confident in the financial aspects of your business is empowering and dare I say it...fun! If your business is going to thrive, you need to establish accounting systems and minimize as many taxes as possible. By keeping your books and records up to date, you can stress less, and make data driven decisions that ensure your business is profitable and growing!

understand your finances

As a business owner, you deserve  to

message taylor

Hiring a  business mentor is a big step, and it's important that you feel comfortable sharing the behind the scenes of your business with me.  Please send me a message and we can set up a complementary call to ensure my approach and personality is the right fit for you!

Still Have questions?