For Christopher Wycoco, business isn’t just about making money. It’s also about helping the community.
That’s why this young entrepreneur and owner of Wycotax is hosting regular free seminars for business owners who want to learn more about running their companies, whether it is a store, restaurant, doctor’s office or insurance agency.
Wycoco has been holding seminars called “Business Made Easier” throughout the Valley for several months and he will continue to do so with his goal in mind.
“I am not going to stop until I can help as many people as possible live the life they want through their business,” he says while sitting in the conference room of his Brownsville office. He also has an office in Harlingen.
A native of the Philippines, Wycoco came to the United States in 2010 as a nurse. Four years later, he started his own financial business which provides tax filing, bookkeeping and payroll services to businesses of all sizes.
He said he is living his dream of having more time and financial freedom. This is different from his experiences of years ago when he and his family rarely celebrated holidays together because of work. He also cited his family’s financial situation as motivation.
That’s why he understands small business owners who put everything into their businesses. He wants to help through his seminars and even weekly Facebook videos, “Tax No Tuesdays,” to bring more knowledge to business owners.
“People work in their business, but not on their business,” Wycoco says. “They love to engage, but life is not just about working hard, it is about working smart. Bringing that to the community is very important to me because it is from personal experience.”
Wycoco says too many business owners want to control everything. His business, and others like his, can help with taxes, payroll and bookkeeping all year long. That can change an owner’s life.
“People have a business, but they can’t leave their business,” he says. “It is supposed to run by itself and it is to give you the revenue to do other things and enjoy them. How can you enjoy that if you don’t have the knowledge?”
It’s why Wycoco believes the free one-hour seminars he hosts are so important. It’s ultimately why he started the Business Made Easier series.
“I am giving this education for free because I understand how it feels like you are doing it all by yourself,” he says. “I understand that because I have been there.”
Wycoco has a specific belief about how to run a business.
“It’s about delegating, evaluating and elevating,” he says about having a successful business. “That is what we are teaching. The more we grow, the more our economy will grow.”