A few years ago, I decided to abandon the career path I was on in order to go back to college. While in college for the second time, I pursued a degree in English education. After many months of searching for the perfect teaching position after graduating college, I decided to start a home based business. I’ve been working for myself for the past two years. And, I’ve never looked back. Unfortunately, I struggled with bookkeeping at first. I didn’t know how to pay the quarterly estimated income taxes that were required of me by the federal government. If you’re starting a small business, you should consider hiring an accountant to help you with your taxes. On this blog, you will discover how an accountant can help you survive your first year of operating a small business.