Timothy Yonger

Tim worked as a tax professional for BKD, LLP before returning to school and receiving his Ph.D. from Penn State. He then taught tax and accounting to undergraduate and graduate students as an assistant professor at both the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Mississippi State University. Tim is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor as well as a CPA with 28 years of experience. He spent two years as the accountant at a commercial roofing company utilizing QuickBooks Desktop to compile financials, job cost, and run payroll. Tim has spent the past 4 years writing and reviewing content for Fit Small Business on accounting software, taxation, and bookkeeping.


  • Retail
  • Ecommerce
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems
  • Payments
  • Retail Technology


  • 10+ years of independent retailing experience
  • 8+ years experience creating content for retailers
  • Former Editorial Director of Independent Retailer magazine
  • M.S in Publishing


Meaghan Brophy is a Retail Expert at Fit Small Business focusing on small business retail and ecommerce content. Meaghan’s 10+ years of retail experience includes working at local book and dance supply stores, handcrafting gifts at an eco-friendly manufacturer, developing private label brands, and managing a team of more than 40 sales and service professionals at a local spa. Previously, Meaghan was the Editorial Director of Independent Retailer monthly print magazine. She has also been a guest speaker at conferences, including Independent Retailer Conference, NY NOW, and RetailWire BraintrustLIVE segments.

Education & Credentials:

  • BA in English from Ithaca College
  • MS in Publishing from Pace University
  • RetailWire Braintrust Panelist
  • 2022 Shoptalk Retail Education Certificate
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