112 Michelle Cook – Your Taxes, Books, Accounting and more as a Beauty Biz Practitioner

By Lori Crete | Beauty Biz Show

Feb 17
Michelle Cook on The Beauty Biz Show

I’m so excited to have Michelle Cook on today’s episode of The Beauty Biz Show.

Michelle is an accountant and partner at Carter Cooks, CPAs. She helps creatives, salons, and small businesses make smart tax and accounting decisions. Michelle went to beauty school, and she has a good idea about the types of tax and accounting questions that we come across as beauty biz owners. And you know, it is about to be tax season!

So on today show’s, we talk about what you can write off on your taxes, how and why to save for retirement, the best way to do your taxes, and much more.

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“Find someone who is going to make you feel confident about your business.” – Michelle Cook

Show Notes:

  • Why have different business and personal accounts
  • How to do your taxes as a beauty biz practitioner
  • The importance of using a CPA
  • How much a CPA costs
  • When to use a DBA
  • What can you write off for your taxes?
  • How to save for retirement

“What you really need to focus in on is that profit number. And there are two ways to increase your profits. You can increase your revenue or you can decrease your expenses. So if you’re not making profit, those are the two places to start.” – Michelle Cooke

Links Mentioned:

 Facebook | Instagram | Carter Cooks CPAs

“The earlier you can contribute to your retirement on a regular basis, the more it is going to benefit you down the road.” – Michelle Cook


About the Author

A finalist for American Spa Magazine’s 2017 Women in Wellness Mentor of the Year, Lori Crete is a highly sought after industry expert and licensed celebrity esthetician. Owner of Southern California’s Spa 10, she is also the founder of The Beauty Biz Club™, a success-based society dedicated to helping beauty practitioners around the world fill their schedule, increase profits and break through to the 6-figure mark.