May 25, 2021
FAILURE IS JUST A STEP TOWARD SUCCESS

By Brandon Cangany, CPA
Manager, Tax Services 

Failure is a touchy topic. Many people, especially young and hungry professionals, don't like to think of it as a possibility in this "can-do culture." But in the business world, people are vulnerable to failure on all levels — from new employees and frontline team members to managers, executives and the owners up at the top.

Many think of failure as getting knocked out in a boxing match. They think it kills momentum. But it could be a sign that they're not pushing themselves far enough. You need to get up and learn from the times you are knocked down, not out!

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS ... ?

By Lindsey Anderson, CPA
Manager, Tax Services

In this digital age of constant communication, you probably think we are all experts at communicating by now. However, when you examine most sources of conflicts, you'll recall the iconic line from the classic film Cool Hand Luke: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”

How does communication fail? Information can get lost in translation or taken out of context, especially in this culture of communicating online in 140 characters or less. Perhaps you're relying too much on internal shorthand or jargon, thus alienating your audience.

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: SUE HOTT

The field of banking and finance has been the professional home to Sue Hott for more than 30 years now. She joined Sponsel CPA Group in the summer of 2017, and she currently serves as an administrative assistant to Sponsel partner Lisa Purichia.

In her position, Sue provides support to the departments of Accounting Services, Retirement Plan Services and Human Resources.

Sponsel CPA Group Hits a Triple!

We were thrilled and honored to be recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the third year in a row as one of the "Best Places to Work in Indiana." Out of the 125 winning companies, we were ranked #48 of the 59 in the Small Companies category.

Thank You for a Successful Tax Season

We want to give a big shoutout to our staff for their conscientious efforts in helping us through the May 17 tax deadline. We also want to send out a special thank you to our busy season interns, Andrew Albertson and Grant Branson. They will be our class of 2021 new hires in September, along with Erika Dudley.
Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

As you enjoy this three-day weekend, please be sure to reflect on the brave men and women we're remembering on Monday. Consider doing something patriotic on Memorial Day to recognize their sacrifice.