Business Advice

The Fem Think Tank Affaire is coming! A Huge Announcement And You’re Included!

Fem Think Tank Event Hello Lovelies!

It’s that time again – I’m officially planning the next Fem Think Tank affaire and I couldn’t be more excited!

For those of you that don’t know what the Fem Think Tank is, then let me quickly explain. In late 2017, I announced that Endlessly Elated’s core mission would be to empower ALL women. With this, came the Fem Think Tank, an event held once a year (at least for now) where women of all ages, places and backgrounds gather for an afternoon/evening of inspiration! As the saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall!” or as I like to say it, “Girl power is real! “ Read More

Four Business Deductions That Will Have Your Tax Bill Shrinking AWAY!

Turbo Tax Four business deductions Hello Lovelies!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago (see here), I’ve partnered up with TurboTax to further my mission of empowering ALL women. Whether you aspire to be an entrepreneur or are already on the entrepreneurship path, the road to finances can often be quite overwhelming. It is statistically proven that  women who are involved and in control of their finances tend to be more successful than those who are not.

So honestly, I couldn’t be more thankful to TurboTax who has provided their support in allowing me to enable more women to pursue their passions and tell fear to stick it where the sun don’t shine!

Now let’s get down to business! With tax season in full swing and given all the questions I constantly receive on managing my  business, I thought it would be beneficial to talk about four business deductions that will have your tax bill shrinking, just how we like it!

  1. Business Trips! Given that in the month of Feb/March I’m doing two business trips I thought it was only appropriate to tell you that you can deduct 100% of your business travel. Yes, 100%! Whether it’s transportation, lodging or meal expenses these can all be considered tax deductibles. So, get those receipts and make sure you claim them!
  2. Your Home office! You qualify as long as you (AND ONLY YOU) exclusively have a space (consider a room) that you regularly use for your business. Basically, as long as no personal activities happen in your home office and no one uses it, you should be able to make it a tax deductible.
  3. Ahh, the good ole’ car! Traveling to see clients? Getting in your car to get to a work meeting? Then, know that you can claim mileage, tolls and parking. My advice—get an E-Z pass just for your work related functions. This will sum up all toll expenditures. Then of course, don’t neglect to keep parking receipts and ensure to calculate your mileage!
  4. Retirement Plans! First and foremost, as entrepreneurs we are not an exception. We must plan for our retirement just like the corporate folks do via their 401Ks. Having a SEP (Self Employee Pension) allows you to lower your taxable income, making your contribution tax deductible. A win, win if you ask me!

I hope these four business deductions help you embark on your tax journey for the maximum return amount! Oh, and not to worry, if these don’t directly apply to you, one of the great things about TurboTax is that they will ask a series of questions to better understand your personal situation and find the deductions that are most relevant to you but if that weren’t enough TurboTax also provides the option to sit live with a CPA as a further resource. A complete win, win!

If there is anything you want me to cover as a next topic, sound off on the comments below.

Until next time,



Disclaimer:  This information is based on current tax laws applicable to 2017 taxes.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit. The opinions and text are all mine.


My TurboTax Partnership Lands You A CHANCE To Win Free Filing!

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Hello Lovelies!

I am so so excited to announce my partnership with TurboTax!

As you all know, in late 2017 I launched my digital course “Becoming An Influencer” where I taught the importance of treating our blogs/YouTube channels like real businesses. I spent eight weeks discussing our rates, our P&Ls/ROIs (I still stand by my word; if you don’t know what these acronyms stand for, we must talk!) and ensuring our bottom lines were in the green! Not to mention, empowering all of us to take full control of our finances. After all, we are girl bosses! So, when TurboTax reached out it felt like the most logical next step. Of course, sorting out our finances means making sure our taxes are done properly! It’s an obvious no brainer.

Now, let me be honest. I’ve had an accountant (whom I love!) for many years. I had also never tried TurboTax and in true transparency was a bit apprehensive. So, I asked all my questions.

My call went a little something like this:

Me: “Sounds great, but my situation is a bit more complex. See, I’m married, had a full-time job, a business and so on. I can’t do this on my own. “

Andy (whom I can’t thank enough for his patience): First of all, yes you can! You can start by creating an account on or downloading the app on your phone for free and go through the simple steps. It works like an interview; you just answer simple questions about your life and TurboTax does the rest. It can’t get easier than that!!
Plus, you don’t pay until you are ready to file. If that weren’t enough reasons, now you can have access to the new TurboTax Live, where you are able to talk to a bilingual CPA or Enrolled Agent on your computer screen and they will walk you through the process, answer all of your tax questions from the comfort of your living room, and review your return before you file if you want.

I paraphrased Andy but you get the gist.

Me: “Wait, I basically get an accountant that will help me through the process and I’m able to do it from my home (In PJs with a glass of wine in hand! —I didn’t say that part but I sure thought about it. Ha-Ha).”

Andy: Yup!

So, then I did just that. I download the app on my phone, played with it numerous times (It’s actually super easy!) and (sorry, Dan! —that’s my accountant) I think this…I don’t need to trek to an office, still get to talk to a CPA and maximize my return definitely makes it worthwhile!

I’m telling you, if you haven’t already used it, you must try it. And I’m going to give you the perfect reason to do so!

Over the course of this campaign, I’ll be giving away four gift cards so that you get a chance at winning a free filing! Yup, your 2017 taxes are on TurboTax!

So, get ready because on Feb 5th, I’ll be posting on Instagram the first chance to win! I can’t wait and in the meantime, definitely download the app. I’m telling you it’s sooooo easy!

Until next time.



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit. The opinions and text are all mine. #ad ##ConTurboTaxPuedes

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Cocktail Photo Shoot + Lifestyle Edit Event!

Hello Lovelies! On today’s BAE video, I’m sharing some behind the scenes footage of our recent Drink Toma cocktail photo shoot. I also attended the Lifestyle Edit event and it was so inspiring! Badass, girl bosses, make me giddy with excitement! After 18 hours (yup, 18 hours!!), a photo shoot and event later I came home to continue my workday by editing a video. In short, I’ve quickly come to realize that entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, but I’m truly grateful to have this opportunity. Watch on and don’t forget to subscribe. Read More

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Content Planning + Digital Course Announcement!

Hello Lovelies! Today, I’m sharing how I plan my editorial calendar + a digital course announcement! After contemplating for a few weeks, I have made the decision to lower the cost of my course. My mission is to empower other women and create a community that is full of badass boss babes. Read More

The First Ever “Fem Think Tank” Event! #GirlBoss

Hi Lovelies!

Today is finally the day. The “Fem Think Tank” video is officially here! This event {and what has become my mission—The Endlessly Elated mission} is a passion project to help all women fulfill each and every one of their aspirations. To help us believe that no matter what stands in our way, we can live our lives to our fullest potential. Read More

Becoming an Entrepreneur : BTS @swaaymedia shoot!

Hello Lovelies!

Today, I’m back with Episode 4 of Becoming An Entrepreneur. I take you behind the scenes of my Swaay Media Photo shoot. It was truly inspiring to be around bad ass women who are conquering the world and using their platforms to #swaaythenarrative. Read More

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Big Changes Are Coming!

Hi Lovelies! Today, I’m back with Episode 3 of Becoming An Entrepreneur or how I’m now referring to it, the new BAE episode. It is true that big changes are coming to Endlessly Elated. Things that I’ve been contemplating for a very long time.

I’m discussing how I lost the essence of my brand, what I’m trying to do to elevate EE and how I plan to launch a podcast soon. If that weren’t enough, I’m also strategizing how to execute the giveaway for my online course coming in November. A $5,000 giveaway (no strings attached) after a 1,000 of you enroll. So excited!

Can’t wait to continue to share my journey and of course, if there is anything you want to know or see, please let me know.

Until next time.



Music:  Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)

Becoming An Entrepreneur: I am so mad at myself!

Hello lovelies! Watch the second video of my new series – Becoming An Entrepreneur: I am so mad at myself! Catch all the behind the scenes of my new food series all about interviewing the chefs/creative directors behind some amazing hot spots, strategic sessions with digital influencers to jump start their businesses, and of course find out why I’m so mad at myself! Read More

Becoming an Entrepreneur: I’ve got a pretty big idea!

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to my new series, “Becoming an Entrepreneur” where I’ll be sharing all the behind the scenes of what goes on at Endlessly Elated. From media strategy to big ideas to how to tackle them, I’ll be sharing it all. If you want to see more and find this content helpful or have anything specific you want to know please share in the comments section below. I truly love creating content for you and can’t wait to share my journey! Read More

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