Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cave Drawings

This is a little comic I passed out at my BNI meeting for my 10 minute presentation a couple weeks ago. My cohorts seemed to like it and appreciated the (attempt at) humor.

One goal I had was to give an example of how to bring up the topic in conversation. Enjoy!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Read this blog a few minutes ago.

Add QuickBooks or whatever accounting system you are using to the "other basic tools" and I'd venture to guess there are a few ways you or your staff could save time.

What would you do with an extra 30 minutes or hour per day? I'd love to come in and sit down with you to see if we can improve your flow. (at) gmail (dot) com


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Accounting?

One of my Thriveal co-horts, DeepSky, posted this excellent entry about why they are in the accounting business.

It got me thinking about why I do this for a living and still enjoy it after almost 13 years.

It started with a love of numbers. I thought accounting would be a better fit for me than a bland business degree. I thought it would be fun to look over all those numbers and try to make sense of it all. To turn all that data into a nice, clean financial statement or tax return. All these years later I realize that numbers are a mere fraction of this business. It is really about relationships.

Yes, those financial statements and tax returns are very important. But so is making sure my customers are getting the results they want out of their business, whatever that may be. And like the DeepSky folks, I think accounting can deliver those results.

So my "why" has really evolved over the course of my career. Seeing my customers succeed, based on their hard work and my input, is why I get up and go to work in the morning.