I’m delighted to announce that for our next meetup we will have a very heart-centred and thought provoking take on a subject that is so often presented in such a dry way that we switch right off – and so fail to get to grips with a subject that so essential to support our business success - Accounting.
I decided to invite an accountant to speak after having a number of conversations with coaches and holistic practitioners who were struggling with what they needed to do in this area. But in true “Business from the Heart” style I’m not inviting in just any old dull grey accountant in a suit.. Nope, I’ve invited David Bloodwood, one of our own members and every bit an “Accountant from the Heart” (not to mention in a skirt, but that’s a separate issue!)
Most people think of accounting as pretty dry, and many people in the helping professions can also be a bit “funny about money” (click here to read my recent blog post on this subject) and have difficulty with the very idea of making a profit - and therefore neglect their accounting processes, preferring not to look at or think about it – until that time of the year comes round and they get into a spiral of stress & panic.
David is going to show you that you CAN find a way to link accounting and profit with your inner lives and allow it to support and serve your hearts calling.
Having explored how you can use your accounts as a way to support your business David will then drill down into some key practical issues for sole operators:
• The accounting cycle – its basic structure, and what that might look like in your business
• Bare essentials bookkeeping options for new start-ups – so you know how and what to do to when you are first starting out
• Scaling up your accounting system as your business grows
• When you need an accountant, and what to look for in an accountant (so you don’t make the same mistakes I have!)
And if you choose to, you will also get a chance to share what your business’s accounting system currently looks like and get some advice from David. Finally, there’ll be a general question and answer session.
David Bloodwood’s own path of personal growth led him to discover how the rational information from accounting systems can be combined with emotional intelligence and personal values to help small business operators realise their deepest goals. And to break all stereoptypes of the dull accountant in the grey suit David’s unique clothes are a talking point in themselves – come along and see what I mean (!). He hopes to offer some designs under his own label in the near future.
If you don't have an effective accounting system in place and are confused about what you need to do. Or if you have a growing business and are not sure what to do to have your accounts support that growth without it taking too much of your time, then you'll find this evening spent with David invaluable.
Not to mention the great company, tea and coffee - I look forward to seeing you then. Regulars and new faces both very welcome :)