Nádia Blanco is a young entrepreneur at the age of 31. She was a military officer for seven years and during this period she graduated in management, became a certified trainer and began the process to join the Order of Accountants. Right now everything in your life is numbers, strategy, taxes and business plans.
He is an accountant at Escrita Funcional where he provides support to companies and individual entrepreneurs in the construction, development and maintenance of their projects. It assumes the ambition to be the right arm of many businesses.
Who is Nadia Blanca, an entrepreneur?
Good question. I had never thought of it that way. I have always enjoyed sharing content and one of my life goals is to be part of the success of many businesses, regardless of their size.
I am immensely happy when we are able to restructure some processes in companies or turn self-employed into confident and confident businesswomen, without fear of the uncertain future.
I am someone who hears a no and does not give up. I try to have a balance in what I am as a person, professional and future first-time mother. It is important to be ourselves and to fight for what we believe in. You can not always be 100%, but doing what you like is half way to success.
While an accountant follows many businesses. What are the main challenges facing women entrepreneurs?
First, there are the obstacles placed by the family, as well as the responsibility for the "home" and the children. Then there is lack of time and fear about finances or Social Security. The lack of knowledge about these areas greatly affects the decisions of those who want to start a business of their own.
When they have solved these issues minimally, entrepreneurs need to create their own business "head and tail" and it is difficult to think of so much different thing at the same time. Everything is new and they just want to do what they like.
Having a business of your own requires a lot of self-confidence, and in many situations, self-esteem does not keep up with the will to go to the fight. There are always expressions like "Do not do this", "Do not get into it", "Looks like it's going to go wrong" that appear along the way. Honestly, the biggest challenge is having the courage to fail!
Are entrepreneurs aware of their fiscal responsibilities or is it often necessary to remedy situations that could have been avoided?
In most cases the tax consciousness comes from what they read on the Internet or what they talked to a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, and they forget that each case is a case.
There is still much the idea that you start a business and then you see it, and it's true. The difference is to begin with an awareness of what is needed and to prepare the business evolution along with tax responsibilities, or to embark on an adventure where you can find problems and bribes in some places.
I often say that you do not have to have a monthly accrual with an accountant. A meeting for initial clarifications already makes all the difference. Then it is always a matter of seeking help when it is needed. In most cases, remedying situations comes out too expensive, much more so than the initial meeting with a specialist in the area.
Has bet on training at the level of the elaboration of Business Plans. Why focus on this topic?
When we have a business idea we trust in luck and believe that it will go well. We do not think to whom we are going to sell, why we are going to sell it, where we are going to sell it or what price we should practice. All of these are seemingly simple issues, but they compromise the development of every business.
For anyone who knows, I came to a company that was already in the market and we were seen as "pure" accountants. I myself had training in this area to leverage my project and simultaneously understand how best to support others who were in the same situation.
I have a degree in management and I have already heard about it but in college we are not prepared to have our own business or organize ideas, which is one of the simplest functions of the business plan. Writing a document is often key to reducing uncertainty and especially fear.
5 Tips for Writing a Business Plan:
1. Never start with numbers because when you see the negative values and red you can think of giving up and it does not have to happen. Sometimes you just do not want to have a physical space or a large team of employees;
2. Never look at things for the best perspective because if you do not run as expected you may have made decisions that will greatly condition the future of your business. Provide for an intermediate scenario;
3. Follow a script to guide your ideas. If you want to know more, click here;
4. Never forget VAT, IRS, IRC and Social Security. Basically, do not forget all taxes involved in a business;
5. Even if it is only for the "part of the bills", talk to an area expert.
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