HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started my business so I could spend more time at home with my new baby, Eddie back in 2011.
WHAT WHERE YOU DOING PREVIOUS TO THAT?
Before then, I’d had an 18-year accounting career and then after chatting with my friend’s bookkeeper, I realized my life could be so much simpler if I focused on small business bookkeeping as a part-time gig from home.
As well as being an accountant I started my working life working in a supermarket and as a waitress and also as a superyacht cleaner and rowing coach.
WHAT WAS THE MOST PIVOTAL MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?
The most pivotal moments in my business were first moving to Japan and working with my clients remotely in Australia using Xero. This move busted the myth I had in my mind that I had to work for clients physically near me.
Clients want stability and accessibility from their bookkeeper. They didn’t mind where I was living and that I now had two babies at home.
WHY DO YOU DO THIS?
The reason for working for me is so that in the end I can say my life mattered and I helped people reach a more comfortable level of life. Whether that’s financially or having simpler routines so they can focus on their area of expertise.
I want to teach people that no matter what loss and failure life delivers there is a plan of action that leads to recovery.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I’m inspired by working mums reaching out to me for help to do their own bookkeeping and understand GST and taxes and payroll and all the things that really make a business profitable and legit.
HOW DO YOU HELP PEOPLE?
I’ve figured out how to profitably run a bookkeeping business from home, without loads of data entry or time wasted on debt collection.
And this is what I’m sharing through my new Blissful Bookkeepers Program. People always ask me how they can get paid and grow their business. My solution is to delete obsolete products and routines, to automate what a machine can do and to specialize and focus on building one strong revenue bridge at a time. Once this is happening, they can start to write down the steps so staff can take on these activities for them.
I also help clients write award applications. I work for several multi-award-winning clients in several industries.
WHAT RESULTS DO YOU DELIVER?
My customers say the thing they love most about working with me is how much simpler their life is now the numbers are calculated by me or automated to some extent. I’ve become the go-to person for mums seeking DIY practical finance skills they can apply to their own business.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR?
When people think of me, I want to be known for helping them have more time for what they love doing and spending as much time as they want with the people that matter to them.