I was blocked by Facebook

So it seems I’m as bad as the Russians and Chinese after trying to post a simple ad to announce my increasing presence in Galway Ireland. After sending a request for review I received canned messages with a promise to review my account. No timeline, No details, No care.

Censorship is the first step on the path to totalitarianism.


So I guess Facebook and more recently You Tube are taking it upon themselves to be our Moral Compasses? Please educate yourselves, take local action and always question those so-called authorities and experts.

Update: May 04, 2020  Facebook has magically re-instated my account with no explanation as to why it was disabled in the first place. In these instances, transparency would be nice to avoid future occurrences.

What are the signs you need a new Accountant?


Accountants like other professionals are subject to regulations and ethical behaviour when practicing. But what separates “average accountants” from “Great Accountants”? Surprisingly it’s not the level of their education or which firm they work for, but it’s how they relate to you, their client.

A Great Accountant will bring the following elements to the table:

  1. Trust (without it there is nothing else!)
  2. Establish Goals and Timelines
  3. Straightforward advice
  4. Timely and on-going communication
  5. Progress reviews and client feedback
  6. Updates on pending changes to the Tax Act or Legislation
  7. Market trends
  8. Competitive research
  9. Proactive opportunities for growth or expansion
  10. Estate or Succession planning

If your not getting what you bargained for then it maybe time to start looking for another firm or person that can offer you more than just “doing the books”.


‘Till Next Time

Rick Barbosa