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For those who are just joining our newsletter, our #ShiningStar segment highlights members of the community that influence, motivate, and encourage connections. We hope that you enjoy our interview questions, getting to know the people we interview, and lastly, connect if there is synergy.
This months’ first shining star is Teresita Miyares of Miyares Group Accountants and Consultants.
A little about Teresita;
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am married, and the proud parent of a 15-year-old, 4-year-old, and 2-year-old, all girls. I developed an interest in accounting straight out of high school when I started working at a local CPA firm. I completed a Bachelors in Accounting at Barry University and a Master’s in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. In 2006 I took a leap of faith and started my own practice.
If that’s not enough about Teresita, check out our interview with her below!
1. What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?
This is kind of a tough question, but I am a big fan of my kids. I will always be their #1 fan!
2. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Spare time… what is that? LOL, whenever I do have some time I guess the nerdiest thing I do is look up pictures of old muscle cars on Pinterest.
3. What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
Definitely the most annoying question people ask me is: why did “insert name” get a bigger tax refund than me?
4. Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
I would say I am good at keeping my clients’ businesses financially organized and keeping them on track for continuous growth.
5.What’s a favorite family memory that has stuck with you into your adult life? Why?
My favorite family memory is definitely our long weekend trips to Naples as a child. This was a time when the whole family, and I mean the whole Cuban family there was never less than 7 rooms that belonged to us, would get together and truly spend quality time.
6. What would you do with your “15 minutes” of fame?
I would use it to help as many people as I possibly could.
7. Have you ever won anything? What was it?
I can’t remember anything that I have won. I was awarded a Volleyball Scholarship to Barry University back in the days, but being only 4 foot 8, I had to work really hard for that. This is shocking to a lot of people ☺
8. Who would you choose to be your mentor, if you had the choice?
I would definitely choose my father as my mentor. He was one of the brightest, bravest, and most knowledgeable businessmen I have ever known. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us.
9. What’s your most significant current challenge?
My most significant challenge right now is finding a balance in life. It’s not easy to juggle a growing business, a teenager, two toddlers, and continuous education and growth all at the same time. It definitely makes life interesting, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
What a beautiful origin story. A working mother and devoted student taking one of the biggest risks in her life, opening her own business, and successfully becoming a community inspiration for many. Regardless of her lack of free time, you can still schedule a consultation if you find yourself in need of accounting needs. Teresita may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-640-8521.