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Taking Care of Business: How My Firm Thrived During COVID-19 (And How Yours Can Too!)


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateApril 26, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This webinar will focus on the impact of COVID-19 with regard to accounting firms and SMBs. Almost overnight, many businesses were forced to radically change how they do business in order to survive. From providing remote access to systems & documents to employees to figuring out how to continue collaboration and interactions with clients, and gathering critical documents to apply for PPP loans and other government assistance, many businesses and their employees have struggled during this time.

These events have brought to the forefront the need for a business to prioritize continuity planning and to create systems, processes, and workflows that support the survival of their business no matter what situation arises in the future.

The good news is that some businesses have already figured this out – and in fact, have seen substantial growth during the COVID-19 crisis. Join in for the first part of our "Taking Care of Business" content series to listen to how Dawn W. Brolin, CPA, CFE put systems, processes, and tech in place that allowed her business to grow during a crisis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the systems, processes, and tech that allowed her business to thrive during a pandemic

  • Identify the systems and processes needed to ensure business continuity

  • Identify actions you can take to improve your business health

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Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and CEO of Powerful Accounting, LLC. The firm has two locations in Connecticut, one in Windham and one in New Haven. Powerful Accounting is a nationally recognized accounting, tax, forensic and fraud, IRS, and State Agency consulting firm. Powerful Accounting has recently partnered with Anderson, Brolin & Coba CPAs, LLC – a powerhouse tax preparation, consulting, and wealth management firm where Dawn is a partner. In addition, Powerful Accounting created a sister company, Your Turn, LLC, where they specialize in application consulting and small businesses’ implementation.

Dawn’s list of professional accomplishments is extensive and includes working with prestigious companies such as Intuit,, Fundera, MSNBC, and The Woodard Group, and many more.  Named “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” 2012-2017 by CPA Practice Advisor, a “Top 10 Managing Partner Elite – Great Accounting Firm Leader” in 2017 by Accounting Today, and selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine in 2009. Dawn continues to pursue excellence with the support of her fantastic Team at Powerful Accounting.  

Known for her hilarious presentation style, Dawn has been featured on MSNBC “Your Business” and has spoken at Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect, Scaling New Heights, Sleeter Conference, TD Bank North locations, Tory Johnson’s Small Business Spark and Hustle Tour, Live Your Legacy Summit, and many more. Her commitment to continuing education motivates her to learn something new every day, and she recently passed the Certified Fraud Examiner exam in the summer of 2017. Her next goal is to earn her Certified Forensic Accountant license.

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