Tag Archives: small business

A Conversation With: Stephen Gift

Stephen Gift, 63, founded Gift CPAs (formerly Gift and Associates) in 1984 and is today its managing member. The firm was named the 2019 large practice Accounting Firm of the Year by the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. Gift CPAs has offices in five midstate locations, including Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg.

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A Conversation With: Laura Deitch

Laura Deitch, owner, Pure Barre Mechanicsburg (Submitted photo)

Laura Deitch, 36, opened Mechanicsburg Pure Barre more than two years ago after falling in love with the discipline in New York City, where she worked in public relations and communications. She also teaches classes in the studio, and plans to open a second location later this year.

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The Whiteboard: No excuse not to know thy competition

To plan military strategy, you would start by gathering facts. You would want detailed information about the enemy’s disposition, numbers, armaments and war-fighting doctrine. You’d want detailed maps of the terrain, climate reports and reports on the population where the fighting might take place. You would want frequent, regular updates to this information. Do you take that kind of approach to your business or nonprofit strategy?

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