NxLevel Workshop On Small Business Accounting


Small business accounting and 8-year Anniversary

Blake with Scott teaching the small business accounting NxLevel Class

Blake with Scott teaching the small business accounting NxLevel Class

Yesterday Blake and I had the pleasure of teaching a small business accounting class with the NxLevel Business Workshop
for Entrepreneurs, which is sponsored by the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) by NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill.  This class is designed to help entrepreneurs learn the skills needed to create, develop and strengthen successful business ventures.  We were invited to speak on small business accounting by longtime professional business friend, Pete Donahue, who serves as a Business Counselor to the SBTDC.

Small Business Accounting lecture

Small Business Accounting lecture

Blake’s small business accounting presentation covered the basics of what every small business owner needs to know and the relationship they should have with their CPA.  Blake went over some of the small business accounting most common concerns and also answered questions from both the class participates as well as the Business Counselors teaching the course, Scott Rockafellow and Mark McKnight.  This is a wonderful opportunity for any small business owner seeking to build their business and those who want to make a solid plan for being successful.  We look forward to working with the NxLevel Business Workshop for Entrepreneurs again and helping business owners understand small business accounting.

Lunch at the Big Easy

Lunch at the Big Easy

After the presentation, Blake and I had a delicious quick lunch at The Big Easy in downtown Raleigh.  We celebrated our 8-year wedding anniversary!  We love eating at The Big Easy.  We discovered them a few years ago while we were downtown Raleigh at a festival.  They have a really good New Orleans inspired menu.  I had a Greek salad with blackened shrimp and Blake had a really good hamburger.  They have a great venue in Raleigh and have lots of live music through the week.  We’ve been there to hear bands play before. There is a Big Easy in Cary now and we have a gift card to use there in a few weeks with some friends.

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Happy 8-Year Anniversary!

Happy 8-Year Anniversary!

We continued celebrating our anniversary with dinner last night at Daniel’s Pizza and Pasta in Apex. I had a gift card for Daniels that I had won through the Cary Chamber, so I was really excited to take Blake there for dinner!  We shared an appetizer and then also shared two entrée meals of the Chicken Parmesan and Cajun Shrimp Pasta.  The staff at Daniel’s was so friendly and really took good care of us.  They knew it was our anniversary, so for dessert they treated to us a huge tiramisu dessert that even had “Happy Anniversary” written around the edge with chocolate sauce!  We had a great time at dinner laughing and talking about our lives over the past 8 years (we’ve actually been together for 10 years).  After dinner we did a few errands before we picked up the boys.  Daniel's on Urbanspoon

Thanks Daniel's!

Thanks Daniel’s!

Thanks so much to Lois of My Girlfriend’s Closet for the lovely one-shoulder navy blue Boston Proper beaded embroidered shirt.  I had lots of compliments on it as the beaded work was so unique!  Be sure to mention Beccasblog the next time you are shopping at My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Apex & downtown Cary and get 10% off your purchase!  So I can proudly say that I spent my anniversary with Blake covering the importance of small business accounting and celebrating at special restaurants!


Do you have any questions about small business accounting or are you seeking a CPA for your business!?!  Give us a call! We’d love to help you out!


Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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