Sharif Small

SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Coach


Tax Accountant, Business Instructor and Consultant Professional

Cohort Location(s): Baltimore, MD

About Sharif

Tax Accountant, Business Instructor and Consultant Professional, 15+ years of teaching business start-ups, tax structures, marketing, business strategies, financial resources, and coaching experience.

  • Strong Level of Conducting Entrepreneurship Workshops and Small Business Technical Assistance.
  • Proficiency in Leadership Coaching, Accountability and Culture Adaptability.
  • Deep Knowledge of Financial Operations, Marketing, Tax Structures and Business Strategy.
  • Efficient in Presentational, Organizational, Time Management and Communication Skills.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Major in Accounting (Financial Planning); Towson University, Towson, MD.

My Top 3 Values as a Business Owner:

1. Effective Communication - Make sure small business owners effectively understand requirements, expectations and time to complete tasks at hand.

2. Experience - I have 17 years of experience as a small business owner and most of our clients are small business owners, so I have a wealth of knowledge in providing multiple solutions to meet small business needs.

3. Motivate - Confident in motivating clients/owners in putting their best effort and not giving up in completing the task as hand.


How do participants benefit from having you as their SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Coach?

I own and run a tax accounting and financial planning practice as an entrepreneur for over 17 years helping small businesses get their financial and business affairs order, take advantage of tax credits and deductions and business strategies to grow their business.

My Experience in Coaching & Mentoring Entrepreneurs

Since 2018, I teach and coach the 2-day boots to business SBA class on military bases to help those who have served our country how to start and grow their own business. Also, I teach classes for local small business resource centers, local CDFI organizations and urban league entrepreneurship centers. In addition, I host small business community workshops and provide counseling sessions for local small businesses.


S.J.S. Financial Firm, LLC

S.J.S. is a financial management practice that provides bookkeeping, payroll and tax services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Also, we provide group employee benefits such as retirement and insurance benefits to help you grow and protect your business.

In addition, we conduct financial literacy workshops and provide personal financial services to you and your employees.

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