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

What does tax reform mean? Depends on who you are

December 1, 2017
There is an old story from the Cold War about a journalist who asked a Soviet politician what the difference was between communism and socialism. Read More

Can you look back at your life and be happy?

October 27, 2017
I would like to suggest that at whatever age you are, you examine what you want to feel when you approach the final runway. Read More

Better to be a David than a Goliath

September 22, 2017
Too big to fail and too small to succeed are both fundamentally flawed concepts. Read More

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