Paul A. Hense

Paul A. Hense

Paul A. Hense is the retired president of local accounting firm Hense & Associates. He also is past chairman of the Small Business Association of Michigan. Contact him at p.a.hense@gmail.com.

ARTICLES

Tread lightly when employing friends and family

August 18, 2017
There are three words that make people feel all warm and secure: love, friends and family. Those are beautiful words, but they can raise havoc on your business. Read More

Practice self-improvement; update foundational beliefs

July 14, 2017
The beliefs and attitudes that are the foundation of how you approach business come from many sources. Read More

For best results, properly manage time AND energy

June 9, 2017
I had to make a decision the other morning. Read More

Neurological illnesses a danger to self-employed

March 3, 2017
I am going to discuss a subject I can only discuss from my own personal experience because of its sensitivity. Read More

Got a small job? Hire an appropriately sized firm

January 20, 2017
What should you expect when you buy someone's time? Read More

Find the sweet spot to maximize profit

December 2, 2016
The first thought that comes to mind when you say CPA in December to a small business owner is tax planning — absolutely necessary and needs to be done. Read More

Know your tax pro limits; be wary of advertisements

October 28, 2016
It is time to start thinking about year-end tax planning and preparing for the 2016 filing season. Read More

Do what you love — but as pastime or profession?

August 19, 2016
It is fun to watch someone take an idea that you entertained and make a successful enterprise out of it. If it is a good idea and you don’t act on it, someone else will. Read More

Biz challenges too much for you? Tell it to Nobel winner

July 15, 2016
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the sacrifices of building a business, you need to examine your situation from a different perspective. Read More

Logically, a statement is only as good as its sources

June 17, 2016
Sometimes a stupid joke can start you thinking. Read More