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I Love Bookkeeping

A weekly Business, Careers and Education podcast featuring Ben Robinson
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Hannah found that with her previous business she was traveling a lot and wasn’t able to spend much time with her husband. She was researching jobs that she could do from home at that time and came across the Bookkeeper Business Launch course on
We are in the middle of some strange times right now but even with the challenges we’ve seen so far, we’ve also seen several people connect better with their audiences. [1:55] There have been several unique opportunities that have emerged since
Kim started in late August of 2017 after purchasing Bookkeeper Business Launch. Four days later she registered her business name and closed her first client, who later on became her husband. [3:00] Kim had been in the banking industry for 16 ye
Melissa was working 70 to 80 hours a week at her job and was starting to get really burned out. She decided that she needed to make a change and that was when she was injured during a run. This gave her plenty of time to look for opportunities
Jaime has been running his bookkeeping business for the past two years and has acquired 13 clients in that time. He’s hoping to get more clients and continue growing, but it’s a scary thing to think about. [3:10] When Jaime first started, he wa
Tracy had been in the accounting world for 20 years and decided to leave the corporate world to spend more time with her kids. She ended up driving a school bus for a little while and decided that she needed to find a way to combine her love of
When Justin was 19 years old, he was introduced to the idea of owning a business but he felt like he wasn’t ready to go it on his own. He decided on a career in banking which worked out well enough for the first few years until his wife told hi
Amy worked at a bank for 14 years and eventually it became not worth the hours she had to put in anymore, so she decided to retire. This led her to thinking about what else she could do for work, ideally from home. Since she was good with numbe
Relay Financial offers a number of creative solutions to bookkeeping professionals. Yoseph previously worked at a company called Hubdoc where he learned about the pain points of small business owners and bookkeepers around financial statements.
Alyssa originally started her business four years ago focused on doing her client’s taxes after falling in love with accounting in school. It wasn’t until a client asked Alyssa to help repair their books that she got into bookkeeping, but at th
Tracy’s 35th birthday really changed things for her. She was working as a substitute teacher and wasn’t really enjoying it when her husband suggested that taxes may be a way to go. She stumbled upon some videos put together by Ben Robinson, and
Kirsten took an accounting class in high school many years ago and she really enjoyed it. She eventually dropped out of college where she was studying accounting and became a mother. She was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years and tried a number of
Ben had graduated with his degree in 2017 and worked part-time for a local music guy, which was great until music turned out to be not very lucrative. After getting hooked by a Facebook ad, Ben decided to check out a great course that helped hi
Shelby started her bookkeeping business in 2017. Prior to starting the business, Shelby was the CEO/CFO of a manufacturing company, but once she got pregnant she realized that what she really wanted was the freedom to be at home with her new fa
Tanya grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Chicago for school. It was there that she met her husband and decided to settle down. Dealing with the chaos of having six children and a thriving business has been a challenge, but Tanya manages every
This is the final episode of the beach series, the first covering the power of masterminds. If you haven’t started looking into getting into your own mastermind, you are missing a huge opportunity for your business. The second covered innovatio
Innovation in the bookkeeping industry is coming down the pipe. What bots can do is going to revolutionize the industry in the next six months. [1:20] If you’re prepared, that can be a good thing for your business. If you took away everything y
Ben is part of a mastermind called the War Room put on by Digital Marketer and the information shared in the group is game changing. If you’re going to look for a mastermind for yourself (and you should), make sure you find one that gets togeth
Times have changed and we now live in the digital age. Just like how televisions have been completely transformed over the past 20 years, bookkeeping has changed as well. [2:10] We hear a lot of talk about bots and automated bookkeeping and fra
Busy season doesn’t have to be busy. We should always be looking at the way things have been done “traditionally” and questioning why they are that way. [1:05] Things aren’t set in stone, we just get stuck in a rut doing the work the way that e
There are a lot of poor practices when it comes to presenting financial statements. When you present financial statements to your clients, you should always present three documents: the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of
You have a true business once you have a marketing system that delivers quality clients in a predictable and consistent manner. [1:25] Marketing comes down to three fundamental elements: your market, your message, and your medium. Most people f
Mindset is one of the most important things you can learn about. It basically boils down to how to get the things that you want and avoid the things you don’t want. [0:40] When you work for yourself, everything comes down to you and staying mot
Most people get marketing wrong because they don’t understand the fundamentals. The three essential components of marketing are your market, your message, and your medium. [1:30] The very first thing you need to get solid on is your market. 40%
We’ve all had shady clients. The question is what you should do when encounter one? For Ben, he gets rid of them as quickly as possible. [1:15] There isn’t an easy solution if a shady client makes up a good portion of your business’s revenue, b
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