accounting

A Love Letter to my Clients

A Love Letter to my Clients

Hi!  I’m SO happy you are here!  Nothing (well, almost nothing) makes me happier than helping business owners experience the freedom and joy from having clean and solid financial information at their fingertips.  I’ve heard so many stories of incompetence and neglect that I don’t understand, because why would someone be in this business (of bookkeeping/accounting) if not to help business owners with their money?!  It is SO incredibly important to me that we care for our clients as if they were a part of us. That may sound contrived, but I promise you it’s not. As well as sound financial information, I am deeply passionate about the financial success of business owners.  When I see entrepreneurs struggle, I am heartbroken for them. I know how hard it is to run a business. I know how much of ourselves we put into our businesses.  And when that business, that piece of us, isn’t thriving we as humans aren’t thriving either.   So, when you came to me for help, and you accepted my heartfelt offer, as well as the investment into yourSELF, I couldn’t be more excited for you. But – here’s the thing – the BIG thing – deciding to Continue Reading »

What Monet Taught Me About Accounting

What Monet Taught Me About Accounting

No. I don’t apply impressionism to accounting. 😀 I do apply wisdom from great masters such as Monet though. Many people are familiar with the work of Claude Monet, a French painter, who used the impressionism style to convey some of the most beautiful scenes and landscapes known in the art world today. I recently had the privilege to observe Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibit in Denver, Colorado. It was truly a magical experience. Monet was so meticulous in his approach, setting color to canvas. This was apparent about him, as I moved from one painting to the next. I think I viewed over 100 paintings that day — it was incredible!  When I returned home and back to the office, there was some discussion with my team about the exhibit that made me laugh. I told them I loved seeing how meticulous Monet was with color. They laughed and someone said that it made sense that I would love the meticulous side of Monet! I found myself laughing again. “Meticulous” is THE word for describing an Advanced Certified Profit First Professional and the Founder of AccountSolve (accounting/bookkeeping firm who specializes in creating money freedom for designers and Continue Reading »

Advice I would give my kids, and why Profit First is included!

Advice I would give my kids, and why Profit First is included!

“what you think about, you bring about” and  “our thoughts create our reality”  and that “what someone says or does has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with them”. When they were growing up, I felt it was important that they have respect and kindness toward others, no matter what. I still do. Teaching good manners was huge too. They love to call me the “manners Nazi” because chewing with your mouth open, elbows on the table, or slouching are just bad form. Not sure if using the term “Nazi” in this way is considered acceptable anymore, but you get my meaning. I’m visiting my son this week, and it got me thinking about the advice I would give my adult children. Bar none, hands down, no competition it would be: “Do the Profit First cash management method and stick to it like glue!” It may not sound like the kind of advice you would keep forwarding around on a fancy graphic over social media, or have an epiphany about while on some spiritual vision quest. But having a profitable business is exactly the kind of vision we hold for ourselves! Life is SO MUCH BETTER when Continue Reading »

Bookkeeping – Are you Stuck?

Bookkeeping – Are you Stuck?

Managing your own accounting incorrectly can hurt your business now and in the long-term. Bookkeeping is by far one of the most important aspects of starting and operating a successful company.  While it’s easy to get caught up in glamorous tasks like designing your website or choosing a logo, you will not survive without a solid understanding of the numbers. The streets of entrepreneurship are littered with former business owners who ignored the financials and discovered too late that they were operating at a loss, not a profit. Don’t just think about hiring a bookkeeper. Think about hiring a bookkeeper who will guide you so you can take your Profit First. For those of you stuck just thinking about the hiring aspect, you may want to pay attention to what Eileen P. Gunn from Entrepreneur has to say. “Entrepreneurs who hire accounting help usually discover they weren’t doing nearly as well on their own as they thought they were.”  Among other things, a great bookkeeper and Profit First Professional combo, will know when you should be setting money aside for the slow months. The subheading of Gunn’s article also hits the nail right on the head:  “When QuickBooks takes you Continue Reading »