The Firm of the Future: Get Stuff Done Anywhere
I’m a cute dresses and high heels kind of gal. When I started my bookkeeping and consulting practice in 2004, it was because I wanted to work on my own terms. In 2008, I went remote be able to from home after my son was born. I soon realized that working in my jammies or on my deck or snuggled up in bed was TOTALLY AWESOME, no matter how much I love a fantastic pair of heels.
Moving the majority my clients to QuickBooks Online freed up a ton of my time, enabling me to post answers on forums, and essentially build a brand for myself as a great bookkeeper, QBO expert and help others perfect what I call Work/Life Integration (because balance, I think, is BS).
When Intuit asked for video submissions to the Firm of the Future this summer, I almost didn’t enter. They wanted accounting firms across the U.S. to showcase their forward thinking, future-ready business practices and tell us why they are a Firm of the Future. And I thought, “Well hell, is this futuristic? I’ve been doing it for, like, 7 years.”
To me, what is most exciting about my practice is the work/life integration, and helping others find it as well. I’m passionate about helping others get to where I am in my life: being able to work from anywhere, being able to take a hike in the middle of the day, doing what I want to do while running my business – how awesome is that!
Well, Intuit agreed that it is awesome and has made me a finalist in the Firm of the Future contest. Thanks Intuit! Not only for including me as a finalist but for enabling me to have that work/life integration!
Check out my video submission, below and you can watch videos from the other finalists here.