About the Author Diane Gardner, the Entrepreneur’s Choice for Your Financial Future, is a native of Idaho. She has been working in the accounting field with small businesses since 1982. She is the founder of Adept Business Solutions and Tax Pro Solutions which meet the needs of her clients by providing accounting and tax planning services. Diane is a graduate of San Jose University where she majored in accounting. She is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA) which allows her to prepare income tax returns in all 50 states. Diane is also a QuickBooks Pro-advisor, an Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC). Certified Tax Coaches are an elite group of professionals who focus on helping businesses and individuals pay the least amount of tax that is legally possible. Diane has worked hard to make her businesses stand apart from other accounting and tax professionals by utilizing personal touch in her client communications. She wants each of her clients to feel they are important to her and to her staff. This has greatly increased her retention rate. Her clients also benefit from her knowledge of marketing which she shares freely. She writes articles, presents seminars, and offers coaching services so her clients can benefit from this information. One of her main goals is to be sure her clients are paying the least amount of tax they can legally pay. This is accomplished through pro-active tax planning. Her clients generally realize an average tax savings between $5,000 and $50,000/year. Why does she do all of this for her clients? Because she cares about people! She feels it is rewarding to grow her own business, share that information with other businesses, and then watch them grow too. Diane is currently working on her second book which should be released in the spring of 2014. This book will cover the topic of growing your business in spite of Obamacare. There is nothing affordable about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Its impact will be felt by everyone, not just business owners. For more information about any of the concepts Diane has presented, you may reach her by calling (800) 841-0212 or (208) 687-0508 or by going to her websites: www.adeptbusiness.biz or www.tax-prosolutions.com. You may also email her at [email protected]. Diane is married, has a daughter and one grandchild. She enjoys reading, camping, picnics in the woods with her husband, Dutch oven cooking, and spending time with her family. She is active in her church and serves on the board of the Twin Lakes Friends Camp. She is also active in the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce where she chairs the Economic Development Committee and the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce where she holds the office of Treasurer.