This week in the USA we will celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks and friends. Between cookouts and catching up with family, take some time to pause and be grateful for the freedoms you enjoy. Not only for the freedoms that were fought for so long ago, but also for the freedoms your business provides. As small business owners we enjoy freedom from a traditional work schedule, freedom from a boss that isnโ€™t ourselves and a bit of financial freedom as well. While we are admiring the fireworks show (and swatting at mosquitoes) we will appreciate the freedoms our small business has provided to us. We are grateful for our clients and the opportunity to help them find their bookkeeping zen. We are also grateful for flexible schedules and the fun that comes when you work with friends. Wishing you all a relaxing and wonderful 4th of July!