This week, we’re happy to speak with Brandon Kelley, a pastor at The Crossing. This independent, non-denominational portable church goes all around Ohio.
Tell us about your business. What does a typical day look like for you?
I am a pastor at a portable church which means that every day is completely different. Some days I’m driving a ton, going to the hospital to pray with people or going to meetings at coffee shops. Other days I don’t drive as much since I have a home office that I work from as well.
How many miles do you drive in a typical week? Where do you drive as part of your job
Miles related to work would be a little less than 400. Again this fluctuates on a weekly basis. Could be more, could be less. I drive all over the city of Cincinnati and east of the city. Sometimes, I go out of town for conferences and learning experiences.
What’s changed since you started using MileIQ?
I am actually keeping track of mileage and am looking forward to turning in my mileage when tax time comes. I’ve always been terrible at keeping track of mileage. But then … MileIQ!
What other apps do you recommend to other small business owners? What’s the biggest challenge you face running your business, and how do you address it?
Evernote is my go-to app for what I do. It’s great for business owners as well. I run a few websites outside of being a pastor and the biggest challenge is just staying on top of everything. Evernote helps me do this.
What do you enjoy the most about the kind of work you do?
I love helping people find their purpose in life: knowing God.
What tip would you share with other business owners?
Work hard. Then turn work off when you get home. Be present where you are.
When not working, what do you like to do?
I love to create experiences with my family, write, read, and learn new things. Oh, and go Cowboys!
Where can people learn more about your business?
- Download MileIQ to start accurately tracking your miles »
- Mileage Deduction 101
- Sole Proprietorship Taxes: 3 Things You Need to Know
MileIQ’s blog does not constitute professional tax advice. You should contact your own tax professional to discuss your situation.