SBDC Advisor Profile

Post Featured Image

SBDC Advisor Profile

Anthony Baldassano always wanted to run his own business. So when the start-up he worked for dissolved, he decided to hang his shingle as the owner of a CPA practice. Having worked in public accounting with many small clients previously, he was well equipped to provide tax services, business coaching, and financial consulting services to small businesses. Now he also puts his extensive experience to good use providing financial and general business guidance to a wide range of SBDC clients. 

 

What do you specialize in at the SBDC?

I provide accounting and general business assistance. For example, I offer guidance on financing, raising capital, debt considerations, and choosing the best entity type. I also help clients make sure their business models make sense. We analyze the numbers but also take a macro approach.

How does your experience benefit your clients?

I’ve counseled many small businesses in a wide range of industries. I’ve helped many clients succeed, and I lean on that experience. The nuts and bolts that are needed to start a successful business don’t change.

What’s a common misconception small business owners have about accounting and finance?

A lot of small business owners think that if they just open a business, it will be successful. They don’t realize that having a great idea doesn’t mean you’re going to make money. Too often, they don’t think enough about start-up costs or how much cash they’re going to need in their registers. Another misconception is thinking that they can attract customers by selling their product or service for less than the competition. Unfortunately, that’s a recipe for disaster, because they attract price-sensitive customers who won’t stay loyal when the business needs to raise prices.

Do you have a piece of advice for someone who is interested in improving their business practices?

Think about becoming a specialist rather than a generalist. It can be helpful to pick a niche area of expertise. For example, a housecleaning business I counseled didn’t stand out in the marketplace until the owner decided to brand the company as environmentally friendly. After doing that, it was easier to market their services and charge a higher fee. I also advise clients to complete financial projections for the first, second and third years. You need to have an idea of how much it’s going to cost to run the business. Make sure you have a six-month cushion for operating expenses, and be prepared for sales to not be as robust as you thought they would be. The first year is the hardest, and you need to have enough resources to get through it.

Why do you like working with small business owners at the SBDC?

The SBDC is such an important resource for entrepreneurs. A lot of small business owners can’t afford to hire a CPA when they are just starting out, so we provide a great resource that clients really need. And it’s personally fulfilling to help clients become established and successful.

How should clients prepare to get the most out of your advising sessions?

Clients should bring profit-and-loss statements and any other financial documentation they have if their business is already operational. We can review those documents together to identify problems and areas to focus on for taking their business to the next level.

To schedule an appointment with one of the SBDC business advisors or to get legal, HR and accounting help, please visit https://isbdcharpercollege.acuityscheduling.com.

62 comments (Add your own)

1. AltonNup wrote:
bestwebcam

Sep, 19 @ 7:53 PM

2. AltonNup wrote:
bestwebcam

Sep, 27 @ 2:59 AM

3. MichaelQuoft wrote:
wh0cd571890 [url=http://synthroid2019.com/]synthroid online[/url]

Sep, 27 @ 5:52 PM

4. MichaelQuoft wrote:
wh0cd571890 [url=http://valtrex2019.com/]buy valtrex without prescription[/url]

Sep, 27 @ 5:52 PM

5. wrote:
Hi there mates, how is everything, and what you want to say concerning this
article, in my view its genuinely amazing designed for me.

Oct, 07 @ 2:13 AM

6. wrote:
Good way of telling, and fastidious piece of writing to take facts
about my presentation subject matter, which i am going to present in institution of higher education.

Oct, 10 @ 6:38 AM

7. wrote:
It's fantastic that you are getting thoughts from this piece of writing as well as
from our discussion made here.

Oct, 16 @ 7:33 AM

8. wrote:
Thanks to my father who informed me concerning this blog, this blog is truly amazing.

Oct, 28 @ 11:32 PM

9. wrote:
Your style is unique in comparison to other people I
have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.

Nov, 03 @ 6:30 PM

10. wrote:
Excellent blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

I'm hoping to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you recommend starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so
many options out there that I'm completely confused .. Any suggestions?
Many thanks!

Nov, 09 @ 8:57 PM

11. wrote:
What's up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also make comment due to this brilliant article.

Nov, 12 @ 7:40 PM

12. wrote:
Right here is the right site for everyone who would like to
understand this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need
to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic that has
been discussed for years. Great stuff, just excellent!

Nov, 14 @ 2:00 AM

13. wrote:
magnificent points altogether, you just won a new reader.
What could you suggest in regards to your publish that you simply made some days ago?
Any sure?

Nov, 15 @ 10:25 AM

14. wrote:
You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites on the net.
I most certainly will recommend this site!

Nov, 18 @ 12:23 PM

15. wrote:
It's an amazing article in favor of all the web visitors; they will take advantage from it
I am sure.

Nov, 19 @ 11:18 AM

16. wrote:
I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or
blog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this site.

Reading this information So i am glad to exhibit that I have an incredibly just
right uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed.
I most indisputably will make certain to don?t overlook this web site and provides it a look on a continuing
basis.

Mar, 29 @ 6:46 PM

17. wrote:
Greetings! Quick question that's totally off
topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My website looks weird when browsing from my iphone. I'm trying to find a theme
or plugin that might be able to fix this issue. If you have
any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!

Apr, 05 @ 2:09 PM

18. wrote:
bookmarked!!, I love your website!

Apr, 06 @ 11:33 PM

19. wrote:
I am extremely impressed with your writing talents as smartly as with
the format for your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself?
Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare
to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

Apr, 10 @ 7:44 PM

20. wrote:
Simply want to say your article is as astounding.

The clarity in your post is just cool and i could assume you are an expert on this subject.
Well with your permission let me to grab your feed
to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

Apr, 23 @ 7:39 PM

21. wrote:
Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites?
I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know
my audience would appreciate your work. If you're even remotely interested, feel free
to send me an e-mail.

Apr, 24 @ 12:58 PM

22. wrote:
Greetings! Very useful advice within this article!

It's the little changes that will make the largest changes.
Many thanks for sharing!

Apr, 27 @ 4:00 AM

23. wrote:
Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the
greatest I've found out so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you positive concerning the supply?

May, 01 @ 8:44 AM

24. wrote:
I read this article fully regarding the difference of hottest and previous technologies, it's
amazing article.

May, 16 @ 9:50 AM

25. wrote:
I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article
posted at this web page is actually good.

May, 30 @ 1:10 AM

26. wrote:
Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your article. I wanted
to write a little comment to support you.

Jun, 12 @ 9:57 AM

27. wrote:
I read this article completely about the comparison of most up-to-date and
earlier technologies, it's awesome article.

Jul, 09 @ 2:09 AM

28. wrote:
Hi there, the whole thing is going sound here and ofcourse every
one is sharing facts, that's actually fine, keep up writing.

Jul, 10 @ 11:38 PM

29. wrote:
Fabulous, what a website it is! This webpage provides valuable data to us, keep it up.

Jul, 18 @ 10:26 AM

30. wrote:
Hello, I enjoy reading through your article. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

Jul, 20 @ 8:31 AM

31. wrote:
Good site you have here.. It's difficult to find quality writing like yours these days.
I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!
natalielise pof

Jul, 22 @ 5:11 PM

32. wrote:
I really like reading a post that can make men and women think.
Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

Aug, 01 @ 6:12 PM

33. wrote:
magnificent publish, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts
of this sector do not understand this. You should proceed your
writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers' base already!

Sep, 01 @ 4:05 PM

34. wrote:
At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, later than having my
breakfast coming yet again to read other news.

Sep, 12 @ 10:21 AM

35. wrote:
This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post.
Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

Oct, 09 @ 8:08 AM

36. wrote:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate
your efforts and I am waiting for your further post thanks once again.

Oct, 13 @ 12:51 PM

37. wrote:
I am extremely inspired together with your writing talents and also with the structure
in your weblog. Is this a paid subject or did you customize
it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing, it's uncommon to
look a nice blog like this one today..

Oct, 18 @ 3:37 PM

38. wrote:
Thanks for finally talking about >SBDC Advisor Profile |
Schaumburg Business Association Oct, 22 @ 8:16 AM

39. wrote:
It's an awesome paragraph in support of all the web viewers; they will get benefit from it I am sure.

Oct, 27 @ 6:37 AM

40. wrote:
Hello! I could have sworn I've been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it's new
to me. Anyhow, I'm definitely glad I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back
frequently!

Oct, 27 @ 10:57 PM

41. wrote:
For newest news you have to pay a visit the web and on internet I found this web page as a best site for latest updates.

Oct, 29 @ 9:16 AM

42. wrote:
My brother recommended I would possibly like this website.
He was once totally right. This publish truly made my day.
You cann't imagine just how a lot time I had spent for this
info! Thank you!

Oct, 29 @ 3:05 PM

43. wrote:
Hi, always i used to check web site posts here early in the morning, as i like to
find out more and more.

Nov, 03 @ 5:02 PM

44. wrote:
Excellent, what a blog it is! This web site gives valuable information to us, keep it up.

Nov, 20 @ 11:53 AM

45. wrote:
Good day! I simply want to offer you a big thumbs up for your great information you have got right here on this post.
I will be returning to your website for more
soon.

Nov, 21 @ 10:54 PM

46. wrote:
I am really loving the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any browser
compatibility problems? A few of my blog readers have complained
about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great
in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

Nov, 23 @ 4:42 AM

47. wrote:
After looking at a handful of the articles on your web page, I really appreciate your way of writing a blog.
I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and
will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my web site as well and let me know
your opinion.

Nov, 26 @ 2:47 PM

48. wrote:
Hi there to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting
more from this website, and your views are pleasant in favor of new people.

Dec, 02 @ 2:01 AM

49. wrote:
I think this is among the most significant info for me.
And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things,
The website style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D.
Good job, cheers

Dec, 03 @ 5:37 PM

50. wrote:
These are genuinely great ideas in on the topic of blogging.
You have touched some pleasant points here. Any way keep
up wrinting.

Dec, 04 @ 2:46 AM

51. wrote:
Very good information. Lucky me I discovered your blog by accident (stumbleupon).
I've saved it for later!

Dec, 04 @ 3:20 AM

52. wrote:
Thanks for another fantastic post. Where else may just
anyone get that type of info in such an ideal approach of writing?
I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such info.

Dec, 04 @ 3:37 AM

53. wrote:
What's up friends, fastidious article and pleasant arguments commented here,
I am in fact enjoying by these.

Dec, 04 @ 4:00 AM

54. wrote:
Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.

It's always interesting to read through articles from other writers and use something from other web sites.

Dec, 04 @ 5:00 AM

55. wrote:
When some one searches for his required thing, therefore he/she wishes to be available that in detail, thus
that thing is maintained over here.

Dec, 04 @ 6:17 AM

56. wrote:
I am not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic.
I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding
more. Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.

Dec, 04 @ 7:59 AM

57. wrote:
This web site truly has all the info I needed about this subject and
didn't know who to ask.

Dec, 04 @ 8:04 AM

58. wrote:
Normally I don't learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this
write-up very pressured me to check out and do so!
Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, very
great article.

Dec, 04 @ 9:58 AM

59. wrote:
My spouse and I stumbled over here different page
and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I
see so now i'm following you. Look forward
to looking at your web page yet again.

Dec, 04 @ 12:40 PM

60. wrote:
beurette chaudasse porno manga vf pute en action mamie baise porno salope black fontaine porno consanguin plan cul guebwiller lesbian beurette photo de sexe alexandra
baise numero site de rencontre streap teas porno quelle salope pute grecque baise restaurant galerie
photo salope belle chatte porno ma cousine salope plan sexe dans le nord sa premiere partouze application baise je baise ma femme en levrette smoking porno porno
92 kim kardashian qui baise plan cul neufchateau tour les site de rencontre porno sharon lee parler a une
pute laure pute pro de la branlette cindy picardie
baise plan cul gratuit rapide site de rencontre gratuit pour
couple site de rencontre 20 30 ans plan cul lorraine luna bella porno bonne baise matinale porno meuf bonne sexe et sperme film porno 1990
cycliste porno hard core sexe plan cul avec numero de telephone pute marrakech site de rencontre sportive gratuit ma
tante et une salope meilleur site de rencontre sexe furtif bonne salope
black rencontre femme 74

Dec, 06 @ 11:18 AM

61. wrote:
www porno film gratis granny porno ekstreme porno scor dating 3d cartoon porno gratis homo porno asian dating norway c dating gratis porno vidios missionary porno
victoria silvstedt porno tante porno par dating germany porno porno studio tycoon eleva porno good
dating apps swing porno tutto porno slave porno darmowe filmiki porno polskie lek dating gammel ung porno dating latvian ladies norwegen porno senior dating 60+ kjartan lauritzen porno gravid porno kourtney kardashian dating
speed dating trondheim gratis voksen porno farmowe filmy
porno porno izle turk casual dating sites ung
porno darmowe filmy porno polskie filme porno oline best
free dating free norway dating site homse porno porno jomfru porno
doll kvinner og porno porno pizza porno teather teen sex porno porno nl dating
a russian girl puppen porno dating com porno sait

Dec, 07 @ 10:10 AM

62. wrote:
Thanks , I've recently been searching for information approximately
this topic for ages and yours is the best I've found out so
far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you sure concerning the supply?

Dec, 09 @ 2:10 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.