Ron Crafton is a Frederick native and an accountant with ENVOCORE, and a tax preparer for Liberty Tax Services. He is a recent graduate of Frederick Community College and Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he got his associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree in accounting, respectively. “Most of the work I do is accounting, but I also work with taxes too, particularly with sales and use tax and personal income taxes. I got into the tax side of accounting due to the realization that it’s a skill that most people appreciate,” he says.
In his free time, Ron enjoys hanging out and relaxing with friends. He’s an avid gamer, he plays both video games and board games. He also likes to clear his mind by taking walks in nature.
Why we love Ron
Ron is friendly, hard-working, focused, and goal-oriented. He’s happy to chime in on conversations and offer advice where he can. He always says hello to members when they walk into the building. Ron is always able to determine what matters most in business and in life. Cowork Frederick members appreciate his good-natured personality and refreshing honesty.
Q&A with Ron Crafton
What inspires you and keeps you going?
I would say family and friends are a huge motivation, but every day is a new challenge to understand life. One that must be appreciated.
Which of the guiding values defined by Cowork Frederick members speaks to you?
I value authenticity the most. I have noticed nowadays that most people like to use an online persona to appear like a good person but, in reality, are far from it. With everything too political now and being judged for having the wrong beliefs, I think we need a chance to get to understand one another again rather than make assumptions.
Any tax tips for self-employed or contractors?
If you are a sub-contractor or self-employed, please make sure you have a separate bank or business account for all of your transactions. If you don’t, it will become harder over time to remember what purchases you made for yourself. When tax season comes around, you’ll have difficulty remembering which transactions were personal and which were for your business.
Why Cowork Frederick?
I chose the Frederick Cowork as it was in a nice downtime location, and it gives me great comfort to work away from home without a terrible commute.
About the author:
Bethany Good is a prolific poet, creative writer, author, and storyteller. In 2019 she finally found the role she was meant to play when she became the Founder, CEO, and “Head Wordsmith” of Good Writing Co., which provides copywriting, brand voice messaging, digital marketing, editing, and other content writing services. Bethany is a dedicated wife and mother of two elementary-aged children. In her limited free time, she enjoys cuddling with her new Boston Terrier puppy, Scout, as well as gardening, hiking, and telling neighborhood kids to get off her lawn.
About Cowork Frederick
Cowork Frederick’s mission is to be a catalyst for the success of freelancers, remote workers, and entrepreneurs by creating ways for them to come together to work, share ideas, and support each other. Our diverse coworking community consists of people from many backgrounds and professions. We provide a work-friendly environment, meeting rooms, and the usual office amenities at an affordable price. More important, members of our coworking community benefit from a support infrastructure, a chance to connect with and help others, and a place to belong. For many, it’s just a better way to work.