The definition of an underdog is “a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest.” A person starting a new business is a perfect example of an underdog. Statistics show that a new business has a 50% chance of survival. Fifteen years ago, I started Focus CPA. My passion for what we do and my vision has carried me through the years. We have encountered many challenges: too much or too little work, over staffed or under staffed, struggled to comply with regulations and not enough cash at times. It is like riding a roller coaster with all its ups and downs and swerves, some more gut wrenching than others. It is a constant challenge, challenges that engage the heart. Despite the challenges, I love what I do.