Athena Robbins founded Carmines Robbins & Company, PLC in 1994 with Robert Carmines. As Partner, Athena specializes in assisting small businesses and non-profit organizations with all aspects of accounting, tax, and financial planning—so her clients can focus on growing their business and net worth. Prior to founding the firm, Athena spent three years with Goodman & Company, and four years with Malvin, Riggins & Company. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Old Dominion University, graduating with magna cum laude honors. Athena is a Certified Public Accountant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Personal Financial Specialist, and has passed the Series 7 exams. Committed to her community, Athena is former President of the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, on the Executive Committee of the Peninsula Salvation Army, former Board Member of the Smithfield Galaxy Fastpitch Association, Treasurer of Riverview United Methodist, and a member of the Newport News Rotary Club. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, relaxing on the beach, reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.
* Athena is a registered representative of 1st Global Capital Corp.
We enjoy sitting down over a great cup of coffee to learn more about you, your needs and your financial goals. Here are a few things we can do for you:
• We'll sort out your accounting.
• We'll minimize your taxes.
• Timely service and clear fee structure.
• Quicken/QuickBooks/QuickBooks Online/Peachtree Specialists.
• CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals
• Initial consultation...no charge!
• Great coffee!
Carmines Robbins' offers customized accounting services including BOSS™ (Back Office Support System) for the dental arts profession.
Small business owners in many communities offer downtown trick or treat events. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your business reputation. Involvement in local events goes a long way with both existing and prospective customers—indicating a vested interest in your community. Find creative ways to make your business stand out this trick-or-treat season. We hope the following suggestions will spark fun promotional ideas:
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.