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


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

Ongoing maintenance will keep your business running smoothly

July 26, 2013
Maintenance is an underappreciated function in many businesses. Read More

Getting the job done vs. dazzling with speeches

June 14, 2013
The events in Washington and Lansing of the past few months are an example of how politics is nothing more than ordinary life going on in front of reporters and media. Read More

Take care of all the ‘organs’ of a business so it doesn’t die

May 10, 2013
As a person ages, various organs begin to show signs of wear and tear. Read More

Reasons for the financial meltdown spelled out

April 5, 2013
One of the great advantages of retirement is having the time to pursue an understanding of events that you could not take the time for when you were working. Read More

Reading non-business books offers insight on people

March 1, 2013
My family has suggested I might relax more if I read novels instead of history, business and political books. Read More

Get involved to keep future bright for small businesses

December 22, 2012
We are a right to work state. That follows on the elimination of the Michigan Business Tax and a phase-out of the personal property tax. Read More