I ran my own bookkeeping business for 15 years
So I know what it’s like. Bookkeepers don’t like spending the time or money on our own businesses. But the reality was that I was stressed out, time poor and desperately seeking a better way to improve my practice and reclaim my life. How did I get here?
Building the empire
I started as a tax accountant, working for Chartered Accountancy firms. When I left to have my family, I ran my own bookkeeping business from home. After my children started secondary school, I decided it was time to get serious, and focus on building my empire (as my friends referred to it!)
Business steadily grew, and my office moved out of home. My clients increased, but so did the need for resources to match the growth spurts, build the office infrastructure, plus the time required to run the business. The great news was business was booming, but I didn’t have the time or brainpower left at the end of the day to work on my business. I needed to work smarter, not harder so I started working on solutions to get my life back on track.
Finding the key
I understood the key to running an efficient and profitable business was organisation. But which systems and where could I find them? By trial and error, I worked at removing time-consuming manual systems and replacing them with automated and more efficient ones. I streamlined all my business processes, automated workflows and improved staffing procedures. Over the years, I tried and tested many systems, and felt relieved when I finally found one that I could perfect.