George has been a practicing CPA since 1986, having acquired expertise in the construction and medical industries. George launched Watkins & Associates in 1993, and since has maintained a long list of satisfied clients. George is responsible for broad firm operations. He prides himself on an autonomous management style, which allows his staff to apply their skills and expertise to produce a highly productive work environment. George graduated from St. Mary’s College with a degree in accounting and political science. He is also a member of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the AICPA.
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.