Is a business mentor worthwhile – or is it like trying to find a needle in a haystack?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby The opportunity to learn from a business mentor “can” do more for a small business owner than any course, educational program, or degree. Being a mentee means you get the benefit of first-hand experience, without having to make all the mistakes yourself. There are, in fact, a host of reasons why…  Read more

Creative Accounting v A Creative Accountant

I believe we all learn in different ways. I also believe that we all recall information in different ways. Now on one hand I am very “bog standard” accountant – I love numbers, I love a good spreadsheet, I love old fashioned pen and paper and I love adding stuff up on my (one of many) calculators. However I am also non traditional in many ways. I don’t wear a…  Read more

Why you shouldn’t compete, you should collaborate

I know there are hundreds of other numbers geeks (aka accountants and bookkeepers) out there and does that bother me…..NO And I will tell you why. I might be a very big numbers nerd, number cruncher, calculator lover, pen pusher…whatever I have heard them all.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a personality.  It doesn’t mean I can’t connect with business owners. And you know what – I actually…  Read more

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