Born in the town of El Triunfo, Ecuador, Carlos Guaman came to America with the belief that individuals with tenacity and a strong work ethic can achieve their dreams and goals. As President of El Triunfo Financial & Insurance Services, Carlos’ enterprising spirit and entrepreneurial vision guides our firm to deliver excellence in our client services and has enabled El Triunfo to achieve the honor of being one of the top 500 U.S. Hispanic-owned businesses, as recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine.
Carlos has extensive experience in finance, economics, administration and business strategy and is a versatile controller with a proven record of developing innovative solutions that produce exceptional results. This, combined with his professional ethics, honesty and community service have made him a trusted leader within the Santa Ana, California community.
Carlos is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and of Kaplan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in accounting, respectively. His certifications include being a registered representative, an insurance broker and a life insurance agent (series 6 and 63) as well as being an Enrolled Agent.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday need no introduction, but for small business owners it’s all about Small Business Saturday—an annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities out in support of their local small businesses. Small Business Saturday falls on November 24 this year, so if you haven’t already…start getting the word out.
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 requires Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation (NEC) in box 7 to be filed by January 31.
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas: