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Track your Tasks

Track your Tasks

If you’re preparing to put on a self-sponsored program, make sure you don’t miss any to-dos with a detailed checklist of steps. Download a c... »

How the Tax Advice for Your Business May Change in 2018

How the Tax Advice for Your Business May Change in 2018

In the April issue of Speaker magazine, we gave you four steps to take to prepare for the changes you will face from the Tax Cuts and Jobs A... »

Announcing NSA’s New CEO

Announcing NSA’s New CEO

In April 2017, NSA’s long-serving and respected CEO, Stacy Tetschner, accepted a new position with the United Motorcoach Association. With i... »

Strategic Planning for Professional Speakers

Strategic Planning for Professional Speakers

As a professional meeting facilitator who leads strategic planning meetings, I feel compelled to “eat my own dog food” and create a meaningf... »

A Decision-Making Checklist for Your Business

A Decision-Making Checklist for Your Business

Early in my career, I had a tax practice, non-profit audit, small business workshops, corporate training, and bank training. I could not get... »

The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers

The 5 Biggest Money Risks for Speakers

Do you dread doing your accounting? If so, you’re not alone. As speakers, we need to know we have enough money in the bank, but we might hav... »

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle in Your Checkbook

If you are busy with revenue-producing activities, you’re probably cutting back on your marketing time. And when your calendar clears, so do... »

Practice or Business?

Practice or Business?

Some of my NSA colleagues enjoy being a one-man or a one-woman show, with few or no employees. In addition to their speaking presentations, ... »

Tax-Deductions

Home Sweet Home: Home is Where the Tax Deductions Are

As a speaker, you probably have a home office like I do. That comes with a tax deduction, for which the IRS now offers a simplified calculat... »

legacy-outlast

4 Steps for Building a Speaking Business That Outlives You

Bill Brooks, CSP, CPAE, began his career as a college football coach. He was at his happiest when he played “coach” to other speakers by off... »

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