You must Know your compelling why.  Why must this business be created? Why must You be the one to create it?  The why is your rudder/rock/beacon guiding all your decisions. “Will this take me closer or farther from my why?” The why is bigger than your fear.

 You must Do it.  Even though you don’t have all the information you must do it.  The reality of business is you will never have all the information.  The time will never be perfect, you will never have all you need.  “Go with what you know, learn as your go to grow.”  Get comfortable with uncertainty.

 You must Be open to cultivating resources, your support team, and advisory council.  Intentionally seek  your cheerleaders, knowledge guides, and door openers.   Seek out those who are willing, have the knowledge, and resources. Don’t be afraid to ask, that’s what successful business owners do.

 The Know, Do, and Be are your foundation to get going and create your business.

 Gloria J. Hausser, MBA

CEO, Thrive


$15,000,000 brought to Davidson County, TN through Volunteers.  VITA programs throughout the US provide similar results. 

VITA services are provided to our neighbors by volunteers.   The number of clients we can serve is dependent on two factors:  1) number of volunteers, 2) awareness of potential clients.

 Many of our neighbors who could benefit are not aware of the facts below, are you?

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is FREE, even if you have extra forms.  This is major for our clients whose average income is between $19,000 and $22,000.   Maximum household income is $49,000.
  • May be eligible for EIC, Earned Income Credit, even if earnings are less than required to file a return.
  • Property tax is deductable even if you file a standard return and do not itemize
  • May be eligible for Child Tax Credit even if you do not claim the child as a dependent.
  • May be able to deduct education or medical expenses.
  • Child or adult dependent care expenses to allow you to work are deductable.
  • If you paid over half of the living expenses of anyone living in your home you may be able to claim them as a dependent.
  • May receive credits for purchase of a new vehicle, home, energy efficient home items.

 If you are in the Davidson Co. TN area you can contact me for directions on how to volunteer.  Training has begun.  You need to register soon to get your preferred sessions.,   615-248-6866, 615-627-0347

If you are outside of Davidson Co, TN check your IRS listing for a local VITA program.

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