Trust is a key element to a successful working relationship with your financial professional. Real estate investors need to focus on knowing the market and their business model rather than tax depreciation. Restaurant owners should reserve their efforts for food quality and service as opposed to mileage deductions. Trust allows you to feel confident your accountant is managing those details and looking out for you. Ideally, the small business owner is focused on their strengths and the accounting/tax side of things is automated. What better way to build trust then to get to know the personal side of your business team? Here is a link to a Sioux Falls Argus Leader piece written a while back about Nate Hall, CPA and a brief war story.