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


Firing a malignant employee is a difficult but necessary chore

February 6, 2015
I hate to use a sports story to make a small business point, but this one is just too good to pass up. The Detroit Pistons have been one of the worst teams in the NBA for several years. Read More

It’s time to figure out where you are and where you want to be

November 28, 2014
In a month, it will be 2015. The books will be closed on 2014 and the process will begin as your tax liabilities will be determined come April 15. Read More

Lifeboat ethics: Know where your politicians stand

October 24, 2014
Have you ever heard of Joshua Wong? Read More

Not preparing for the inevitable has predictable results

September 19, 2014
You should put on shingles before it starts raining: I heard that when I was a kid. Recently, I did not follow that simple adage. Read More

The dilemma of choosing how to allocate your time

July 11, 2014
PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi has stated you cannot have it all. That is a classic BFO — a blinding flash of the obvious. Read More

A non-political IRS is essential for safety of the people

May 2, 2014
Remember the name Brendan Eich and his resignation from Mozilla? Read More

Education and culture critical to a successful community

February 21, 2014
My college education was Jesuit at the University of Detroit. Read More

Small business woes flow from government bureaucracy

November 8, 2013
I heard a term years ago used to describe some highly educated people. Read More

Lifetime time management: thoughts after 70

October 4, 2013
I was picking blackberries for my breakfast and thinking about how fortunate I am to be able to spend time in such an idyllic environment. Read More

Rich kid, poor kid: Where you end up is all up to you

August 30, 2013
I had an interesting discussion several years ago with a man about the advantages of growing up in a wealthy family. Read More