February 27: Take Financial Control

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in APA Event | One Comment

Let’s face it – the government has us psyched out. Most of us don’t know the difference between form 1040 and form 941 or an S-Corp from a C-Corp. Most “creative” professionals screamed uncle long ago and buried our head in the sand hoping the accounting nightmare would just go away. However, the nightmare finds a yearly heartbeat around tax time – that would be right about now.

Meet Helena Swyter, Certified Public Accountant

© 2013 Scott Bell Photography

On February 27, APA Midwest has scheduled an Accounting 101 seminar with Certified Public Accountant, Helena Swyter (pronounced Sweeter). Helena has devoted her professional career helping creative entrepreneurs achieve financial freedom. And the good news is, taking financial control of your business is easier than you think. Carve out 2-hours in your schedule and take financial control of your business and your life – time well spent.

Topics Covered

  • Business Formation (Sole Proprietor, LLC, S-Corp)
  • Definition and Pros & Cons of each form of business
  • How the choice impacts your annual tax return
  • How to set each form up
  • Getting Started with Bookkeeping
  • How to choose accounting software
  • Which kinds of income and expense to track
  • When to call a professional
  • Paying Taxes
  • Quarterly Estimated Taxes
  • Sales Taxes (when and how to collect)
  • Self Employment tax
  • Annual Tax requirements

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Speaker: Helena Swyter, Sweeter CPA
Time: 7P-9P
Location: Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605 | Map
Admission: $10 APA Members / $25 Non-Members / Students free with Student ID

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Helena Swyter’s Bio:

A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with her Masters in Taxation from the University of Illinois, Helena Swyter helps people turn their passions into careers. After seven years with Deloitte, Helena formed SweeterCPA – a company dedicated to providing tax, accounting, and business advisory services to creative entrepreneurs and independent small businesses. Helena handles the finances, allowing her clients to focus on following their dreams. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats.


Photographer/Retoucher: Scott Bell
Hair/Make-up: Ashley Vest
1st Assistant: Whitney Hsieh
Studio: Lindsay Gallup

1 Comment

  1. Welcome to Sweeter CPA!
    February 9, 2013

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