Carol Topp, CPA (HomeschoolCPA.com and MicroBusinessForTeens.com) is a retired homeschool mother, accountant and the author of Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out and the award winning book Starting a Micro Business. Carol runs an accounting practice specializing in helping nonprofit organizations, especially homeschool organizations.
Through her writing, speaking and consulting, Carol converts tax rules and business language into clear, easy-to-understand English. She is the is the author of 13 books including the Micro Business for Teens series, Career Exploration for Homeschool High School Students and her most recent book, Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization. She has also published several magazine articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Home Education, and Homeschool Enrichment magazines. Carol is the host of the public television show Starting a Micro Business and hosts a podcast called the Dollars and Sense Show on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Her website, HomeschoolCPA.com, was awarded a Top Accounting Blog in 2016 but her greatest compliment came from an audience member who, after sitting for 90 minutes, said, You kept my attention the entire time. That's high praise for a CPA!
Carol lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and has two daughters, both homeschool high school graduates.
Workshops from Carol Topp ( may vary by event location )
Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them, and Not Burn Out
Homeschool co-ops are becoming very popular! This workshop discusses the benefits and disadvantages of co-ops. You'll get advice on starting a homeschool co-op such as how to find interested people, how to organize, where to meet, and what problems to anticipate. Learn how to manage conflicts and volunteers, create a budget, collect fees, and pay teachers. Presenter and author Carol Topp, CPA, will help you start and run a successful homeschool co-op and not burn out!
Career Exploration for High School Students
Too many students graduate from high school with no idea what career they should pursue. Homeschool mother and author, Carol Topp, will offer steps, resources, and her experiences in helping students pursue a career path unique for them.
How You (or Your Child) Can Become a Published Author
It is easier than ever to become a publisher author. If you have something to say, write it down and tell the world. Author Carol Topp will show you how to do it quickly and inexpensively. As the author of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, and other titles, Carol will explain the process to become a published author.
Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business
Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro business. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!
Leadership Summit: Topp Ten Tips for Running a Homeschool Organization
Leadership Summit session which will include a time of Q and A.