The 2 Cents Business Podcast

The 2 Cents Business Podcast

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The 2 Cents Business Podcast with Joyce M. Washington, CPA: Money isn’t the easiest topic to talk about, especially when there’s misinformation and a bunch of jargon to contend with. That’s why I created the 2 Cents Business Podcast to bust money myths and cover business money topics like budgeting, business planning, business growth, cloud bookkeeping, team building and profitability without all of the bookkeeping and accounting jargon. Join me every Monday to dive into the money & metrics matters for business owners & entrepreneurs.


033 - Planning That Makes Money
Nov 29, 2019 • 12 min
Success leaves clues…if you pay attention you can use your past to efficiently & effectively plan for your future. A future that makes sure that your business is as profitable as possible as soon as possible. In this episode, I will run you through my…
032 - Stop Hiring The Wrong People
Nov 22, 2019 • 15 min
This episode is a bit of a rant/what grinds my gears because I’m tired of seeing small business owners taken advantage of by so-called virtual bookkeepers. What kicked this up for me was seeing a post about rules for a group that didn’t want there to be…
031 - Coaching Vs Consulting - What’s the difference?
Nov 14, 2019 • 11 min
The difference between coaching vs consulting is subtle but there IS one…and it’s one that could make or break your business. I know it is dramatic but true. That’s why we’re going to settle the debate between the two and give you a few clues as to who…
030 - Stop Fighting Profit First: Implementation Tips & Alternatives
Oct 29, 2019 • 28 min
Profit First is still a thing. Although the concept is easy enough to grasp, for some CEOs, implementation can be elusive. In this episode, I walk you through if the Profit First system is right for you and your business, as well as - what it is (and…
029 - Messy Money Costs Money: Steps To Clean Up Your Accounting Records
Oct 23, 2019 • 21 min
Messy bookkeeping and accounting that has gone undone and unchecked for too long can cost you not only money but time and tax deductions. If you’d like some assistance with tidying up your messy accounting records, schedule a consultation so that we can…
028 - Online Business Strategies: What’s Working and What’s Not
Oct 18, 2019 • 21 min
Getting started and staying motivated can be hard. Especially if you’re going it alone and it seems like everybody is doing all of the right things and you’re not. If you’re feeling like for every step forward, you get knocked back 5. In this episode, I’m…
027 - Quarter In Review: My Q3 CEO Debrief
Oct 11, 2019 • 12 min
Quarterly CEO/CFO debrief is on tap for this episode…Not only do I run through a sampling of the questions I ask myself and my clients but I also run through the answers. Did I hit my revenue target this quarter? What am I going to focus on in the fourth…
026 - Kill The Vanity Metrics - Challenge Wrap Up
Sep 23, 2019 • 6 min
Over the course of 3 days - via 3 episodes, I conducted the Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge. To practice what I preach, I wanted to give you a little peek behind the scenes, to recap and discuss my goals and metrics as they pertained to the challenge.…
025 - Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge - Day 3
Sep 18, 2019 • 12 min
The episode is the big finish… number 3 of 3 day Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge where we are focusing on the metrics that matter and help you to maximize your productivity and profitability. Highlights of this episode: 01:23 How you finally tie day 1…
024 - Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge - Day 2
Sep 17, 2019 • 8 min
This is episode 2 of 3 day Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge where we are focusing on the metrics that matter and help you to maximize your productivity and profitability. Highlights of this episode: 01:29 Find you “mirror metrics” 01:40 All about Mirror…
023 - Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge - Day 1
Sep 16, 2019 • 7 min
Focus on the metrics that matter and help you to maximize your productivity and profitability with the Kill The Vanity Metrics Challenge. This episode is day 1 of 3 fun filled days. Each episode contains a task in the form of a question or action… and an…
022 - A Conversation About Decluttering Your Life with Heather Clark
Sep 9, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, I welcome Heather Clark of HomeAndOfficeDetox.com as my guest to have a conversation about decluttering your life. Clutter can arise in various ways, shapes and forms. From the physical to the digital to the mental clutter and it can…
021 - Do Less/Play More…Outsourcing Like A Boss
Sep 2, 2019 • 22 min
Outsourcing doesn’t have to be a chore… it’s actually one of my go to when it comes to growing and scaling my business. The step that I recommend taking before hiring a more permanent team (aka employees). But before you go on a team building spree, you…
020 - Time or Money…Bootstrapping Like A Boss
Aug 26, 2019 • 14 min
Starting and growing a business is a bit of a dance… and a bit of a game. Imagine a seesaw, one that balances time and money. At the beginning, and throughout the dance of business ownership, there’s a constant strive to balance them. There will be times…
019 - Chess, Checkmate, and Cash
Aug 19, 2019 • 22 min
What do chess and business strategy have in common? A heck of a lot if you ask me… In this episode, I walk through my process of treating strategic business planning like a game of chess…thinking more than 3 moves ahead and you’ll win at successfully…
018 - A Conversation About Credit Breaches with Nikki Tucker
Aug 12, 2019 • 47 min
My very first guest episode is with my gal pal, Nikki Tucker. She’s a personal finance phenom and we talk about all things credit, including how to handle the recent (and not so recent) credit breaches that have impacted millions… maybe even you. In this…
017 - Procrastination is Costing You Money
Aug 5, 2019 • 19 min
There are few things that kill momentum and cost you more money than procrastination. Lack of planning, and lack of productivity don’t exact;y help the cause either. I know because I admit it, I’m a recovering procrastinator. For instance, it took me a…
016 - Bank Reconciliations: The What, When, & Why
Jul 29, 2019 • 8 min
Bank reconciliations aren’t just for bookkeeping and accounting professionals. They aren’t some useless report that we like to do for the heck of it… This is a report that can actually save you for losing money… so I bet you’re wondering… What the heck…
015 - Getting Paid: How To Pay Yourself (Part Two)
Jul 22, 2019 • 10 min
Still not sure how to pay yourself from your business? Or what to pay yourself? Or how much you should put to the side to pay income taxes? Last week, we discussed deciding what you should pay yourself as a solopreneur (DBA, single member LLC treated as a…
014 - Getting Paid: How To Pay Yourself (Part One)
Jul 15, 2019 • 9 min
Not sure how to pay yourself from your business? Or what to pay yourself? Or how much you should put to the side to pay income taxes? There are a lot of percentages and formulas floating all around but is it right for you and your business? How can you be…
013 - Getting Paid: Do You Need A Separate Bank Account For A DBA
Jul 8, 2019 • 11 min
Wondering if you need a separate bank account as a DBA? As a sole proprietor? As a solopreneur? When you start a business, there are a lot of things to do. It’s really easy to be unsure of yourself. What do you NEED to do right now? What can you save for…
012 - Quarter In Review: My Q2 CEO Debrief
Jul 5, 2019 • 17 min
What is a CEO Debrief? What does a CFO really do? I’m so glad you asked! In this episode, I run through a sampling of the questions I ask myself and my clients each and every quarter to get down to what’s working and what’s not working…so that I can help…
011 - Getting Paid: How To Request Payment
Jul 1, 2019 • 11 min
Requesting payment for outstanding invoices doesn’t have to be a manual affair. Chasing invoice payments isn’t fun…especially if it leaves you stuck in your inbox when you’d rather be following your purpose and providing extraordinary services to your…
010 - Getting Paid: Ways To Transfer Money
Jun 24, 2019 • 15 min
For the record, not everyone is a scammer. There are way more legitimate businesses out there than those that are out here scamming people. So imagine how shocked I was when that was the overall sentiment in a recent group discussion. I get it, sometimes…
009 - Bookkeeping Basics You Can’t Ignore
May 17, 2019 • 13 min
Bookkeeping can be intimidating and a bit overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. It can (and should be) a tool that you can use to plan and scale your business… sooner than later. In this episode, I’m giving you four quick tips to get you on board with…
008 - 3 Bad Money Habits That Drive Your CPA Crazy
May 10, 2019 • 11 min
These 3 bad money habits not only drive your CPA crazy… but they’re probably killing your productivity AND your profits. In this episode, I’m giving the 3 things that drive me absolutely bonkers about messy money habits… and what you can do to turn it…
007 - Building A Business On Purpose
Mar 18, 2019 • 10 min
Building a growing, thriving, successful business isn’t a given. It won’t just fall out of the sky… you can’t just build it and the customers will come. Over the years, I’ve made a few observations, my informal case study, into what makes for a successful…
006 - The Truth About 6 Figures
Mar 11, 2019 • 17 min
Six Figures isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, especially when there seems to be a moving target & every changing definition that suits the exclaimer… I’m calling BS on 6 figure claims in marketing…it’s bothersome and frustrating unless you ask the…
005 - Surviving Tax Time
Feb 25, 2019 • 16 min
Tax time can be stressful for anyone but it really doesn’t have to be. As a reformed tax preparer, I have a few tips, tricks & hacks that will de-stress tax time for you, your family and your tax person (if you have one). Mentioned in this episode: What…
004 - Money & Metrics
Feb 18, 2019 • 16 min
Every Monday is affectionately referred to as Money & Metrics Monday here with Team Common Cents. It’s when we stop and take stock of our progress and make plans for the coming week. It’s also what we do for our clients on Client Time Tuesdays. Mentioned…
003 - Selecting The Right One For Your Business (The Right Accounting Software)
Feb 14, 2019 • 16 min
If you’re in any small business groups on Facebook or LinkedIn, you’ve probably seen this question or if you’re running a business, you may have asked this question yourself. “What accounting software should I use?” The question is easy enough but it’s…
002 - Fall in love with your business…by the numbers
Feb 14, 2019 • 22 min
Falling back in love with your business isn’t easy, especially when you don’t like your business very much anymore because you’re overwhelmed and burned out… That’s what happened to me, Joyce (your host). Take a listen to hear my story, what I did to get…
001 - What To Expect From The 2 Cents Business Podcast
Feb 14, 2019 • 11 min
In this inaugural episode, our host, Joyce M. Washington, CPA, introduces herself and gives you the skinny on why she started this podcast. It may involve some choice words and tears. (Not really). Mentioned in this episode: How this podcast escaped from…