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Growing Your Business Referrals

Carrie, Becca & Kim

Carrie, Becca & Kim

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a presentation for Professional Working Women called “Grow Your Business: Referral Request Seminar”.  The event was hosted by Carrie Peele and featured guest speaker, Mary Cantando, Founder, of The Woman’s Advantage.  Carrie is the newly appointed Chair for the Triangle Chapter of The Woman’s Advantage and hosted her first event at the PNC Boardroom in Raleigh.  So many women business owners & working professionals struggle waiting for referrals to happen by “word of mouth”.  This seminar taught us how to stop waiting for them to happen and how to instead, MAKE the them happen!   Carrie and Mary also presented the opportunity to learn more about the Women’s Advantage Program and how ladies can sign-up to get involved.  I really enjoyed the class and was happy to have my friend & fellow ShopLocalRaleigh member, Kim Davis of The Paystub People along with me.   Kim and I worked as partners during the class and had a chance to share several times when Mary called on volunteers.   I can’t wait to take what I learned from this class and aplly it to my job as Director of Marketing at Smith & Smith, CPA.   WA-logo-PDF

Thanks to Carrie for the invite!  Please feel free to contact her to learn more!  Also a shout-out to Lois Cozart of My Girlfriend’s Closet for dressing me in the colorful Joy Joy summer dress!   Who said you can’t wear horizontal stripes!?!?!  Shop My Girlfriends Closet in downtown Apex and downtown Cary (MGC Oh-la-la) for great summer fashions & savings! Tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get 10% off your purchase!

Check out my office for the next week!  YEA!!!!  See you July 27th!

GONE TO THE BEACH

GONE TO THE BEACH

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

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Tax Survival Kits from Friends and Referral Partners are the BEST!

Kim Davis of The Paystub Payroll

Kim Davis of The Paystub Payroll

It’s time for me to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all of our awesome clients, friends and referral partners!  With TAX DAY April 15th looming just around the corner, Smith & Smith, CPA has CERTAINLY been blessed this year with many gifts and treats in Tax Season Survival Kits!!   Thank you to EVERYONE who has been so generous with candy, donuts, cupcakes, sweet treats, baskets of goodies and adult beverages!  It’s been helpful at getting us through some of these long hours and crazy days!  We appreciate the kindness and our waistlines are healthy!  It was fun to see my friend & referral partner, Kim Davis of The Paystub People today.  She brought buy cute Tax Season Survival Kits with snacks, sticky pads and TYLENOL!   Thanks Kim!   Everyone send us HAPPY THOUGHTS over the next 9 days till April 15th.

Egg Coloring was a BLAST!

Egg Coloring was a BLAST!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!  I was traveling to Eastern Tennessee and had a great time seeing & visiting with my grandmothers.   I got to color eggs with my boys as well as attend an outdoor cookout & egg hunt at a local park.  The weather was beautiful but a little on the cool side.   Celebrating Easter is one of my personal favorite holidays!   Now we can wear WHITE shoes, WHITE pants and WHITE dresses!   Well, I might be the only person who still follows that “white after Easter” rule……

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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Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone

 

 

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Cary Chamber Reverse Car Raffle & Auction

Last night was one of our favorite events of the year!

Girl Scout Cookie Basket for Twila

Girl Scout Cookie Basket for Twila

The Cary Chamber of Commerce Annual Reverse Car Raffle and Live/Silent Auction.  It’s a great time and brings in 300-500 people!  The event is held at Prestonwood Country Club and includes tons of delicious food & drinks.   The first few hours of the event include a silent auction with over 200 items!   That’s always our favorite part!   This year, Smith & Smith, CPA donated a Girl Scout Cookie basket…filled with every kind of cookie you can get!  Congrats to Twila Wilt of Jim Wyatt, CPA for winning our basket!  Twila serves the Cary Chamber with me as an Ambassador and told me she plans to eat the cookies while she does laundry!  Sounds like a great plan to me!

Hand painted by Alicia's mom!

Hand painted by Alicia’s mom!

Alicia’s mom also painted and donated a beautiful canvas print of the white house in downtown Cary.  Thanks for your donation!!!   The evening event also features a Live Auction segment.  My friend, and fellow ShopLocalRaleigh member, Kim Davis, offered a YEAR OF PAYROLL during the Live Auction for her business, The Paystub People.  Blake and I had several friends bidding and they won some great stuff!   After the Live Auction ended, the final part of the night was the REVERSE CAR RAFFLE!  That’s right, the LAST ticket drawn was the winner of a 2015 Chevy Cruz Car!   However, the final 5 ticket holders agreed to sell their tickets back for $1,400/each so they all walked away a winner!

Kim of the Payroll People

Kim of the Payroll People

Blake and I had a wonderful time and love going each year to support the Cary Chamber.  The event last night is the signature fundraiser for the Cary Chamber and goes towards supporting all of their annual programs for small business owners.  Thanks to all of the Cary Chamber Ambassadors who worked hard to collect auction gifts and also volunteered last night to keep the event running well.  Kudos to the Cary Chamber Staff for their hard-work and dedication to our community!

Blake, Becca and Lois

Blake, Becca and Lois

Thanks to my beautiful friend, Lois Cozart, Owner of My Girlfriend’s Closet in downtown Cary & downtown Apex, plus Oh La La in Cary, for dressing me for every single networking event.  Last night she suggested I wear the black & cheetah animal print top by Trina Turk!  Thanks Lois for all you do!  Shop at MCG and tell them you read Beccasblog.com to get 10% off your total purchase!  SHOP LOCAL!

 

It is time to start thinking about filing those 2014 tax returns!  Smith & Smith, CPA would be glad to help, please give our office a call for a price quote and drop-off appointment.  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!

 Follow my blog via email by clicking HERE  

Join me on Twitter @beccacarync

 “LIKE” us on Facebook HERE

 Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE 

 

Director of Marketing

Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

1150 Executive Circle, Suite 5

Cary, NC 27511

(919) 380-0600 phone