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


Remember to put your business mistakes into perspective

March 9, 2018
On Feb. 14, Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson made a mistake. Peterson resigned about a week later after an investigation found he failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a gunman killed 17 students and staff members at the Florida high school. Read More

What would you do with an extra four hours per day?

February 2, 2018
If you were sick and felt horrible for four hours every day, what would you be willing to pay to feel good? Read More

Note to self: Be wary of tax law hysteria this year

January 5, 2018
So the Trump tax plan has been signed into law. There will be a mad rush to take credit for the good parts and place blame for the bad parts. With that in mind, be careful who you listen to.
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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