The Build Your Best Bookkeeping Practice Podcast is hosted by Cathy Iconis, founder of QBOchat. She is on a mission to help YOU build a bookkeeping practice of your dreams. No telling you what to do - just ideas, inspiration, and a little of her trademark craziness to help you build your best bookkeeping practice.
Identifying Bottlenecks In Your Practice
What is preventing you from moving forward in your business? What is taking too long? What systems or processes are holding you back? These are bottlenecks that slow down our flow.
3 signs you have a bottleneck in your practice: Project Delays, Staff Burnout, and Rework Knowing that you have bottlenecks in your practice isn’t the same as identifying them and trying to eliminate them. What you want to focus on is trying to systemize your business and treat your work-product like going through that assembly line. Think about all the materials that are needed to get you to done.
Just write that process down from when you start a job to what is complete. When looking at your list, pinpoint the areas where you complain the most or you see that flow of the work being kinked. Once you’ve identified areas of your practice that could work better, see if there is a way to simplify that process.
It's Time To Slow Down
Slowing down will help you build the practice that is best for YOU.
Just because you keep going and going, doesn’t mean you are more productive. Or you are more important or more successful.
It actually can really hold you back.
So, you get it. You need to slow down, but why?
According to Inc.com, here are 4 reasons why slowing down will actually make you more successful:
You’ll have greater clarity You can’t hustle if you’re dead You’ll harness the power of emotion You’ll make better decisions
The Cleanup Engagement Workflow
Cleanups are huge in our industry. It's usually the reason why clients reach out to us in the first place. But, they can take on a life of their own - can't they? After years of practice, I have developed this cleanup engagement workflow to help streamline the process.
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
This was one of the harder episodes that I've recorded so far. Imposter syndrome is a real thing and it holds a lot of us back from being our best. I knew I wanted to cover the topic, but when I posted "What is currently holding you back from building your best bookkeeping practice?" in our Facebook Group, Imposter Syndrome came up as an answer several times. So, I had to go there!
Tips to Get You Through Year-End
Now is the time of year where we need to put our heads down and work. The earlier we start, the less stress we will have later on. Check out this episode as I walk you through several tips to help you get through our busy season - Year-End.
Helping Your Clients Navigate Cash Flow
Cash flow issues are one of the biggest concerns that our clients can have. Navigating that can be difficult. In this episode, I cover the different areas that we need to be concerned about when reviewing a client's cash flow. Plus there are tons of tips on helping you and your clients manage cash flow for their business.
I am in the process of starting my own bookkeeping business and this podcast was exactly what I needed. I find it very helpful. I also like the smaller segments of 15-30 minutes because I am often pressed for time. It is a manageable listen.
Keep up the good work! I’m looking forward to future content!
I always enjoy your podcast and learn something new every time. There are always some good points that make me think about how to do improve my business. Thanks