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Season 2

Feb. 2, 2023

How To Get More Done In Half The Time - Process Optimization - Encore…

Once you’ve documented your processes and created the checklists, you need to put yourself into a different frame of mind and ask “how do I improve on these?” [0:55] One of the biggest traps that people fall into is documenting …

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Jan. 31, 2023

How to Effectively Document Processes - Encore Presentation

One of the most common questions that Ben gets is around documenting processes because they are often all over the place. [0:35] The first thing to do is to distinguish between process documentation and process improvement. Whether or not you …

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Jan. 26, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Working with Startups with Jessie White - Encore…

Jessie has a background in education and actually worked as a history teacher. One day in her third year, she wanted to teach some new classes and was given a flat refusal from her boss. At that point, she realized …

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Jan. 24, 2023

How to Double Your Revenue with Brooke Swan - Encore Presentation

Brooke started off in the industry as an account manager with a construction company, until one day she got fired which was a first for her. Brooke was a day trader for a few years after that but once that …

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Jan. 19, 2023

How to Create Consistent Systems with Simplicity: Dave Rice - Encore …

Dave and his wife have been working together for a long time. She took on the bookkeeping side of things, while Dave had been running his pharmacy. After selling off the business and traveling for a while, they got into …

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Jan. 17, 2023

How to Document & Offload Processes with Kevin Schmidt - Encore Prese…

Kevin has been hustling his entire life. Multiple streams of revenue have always been a focus for him and that has manifested into multiple businesses during his adult life. [6:00] Math had always been a favorite subject for Kevin, and …

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Jan. 12, 2023

Creating a Vision for Your Bookkeeping Business with Kevin Sterling -…

Kevin started off in the IT world and he quickly got pretty tired of getting yelled at all the time. One of his friends started a business, and Kevin started doing the IT stuff for it, which eventually developed into …

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Jan. 10, 2023

How to Work with High Quality Clients with Annette Woods - Encore Pre…

Prior to bookkeeping, Annette was a dental hygienist for 35 years. Her life was very structured, and every minute of her time was accounted for. Her journey into bookkeeping was pretty tumultuous. After her husband suddenly died, at the age …

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Jan. 5, 2023

Let it Go, Let it Go...with Jackie Anthony - Encore Presentation

Jackie’s family had always wanted to live in America so her family moved to LA, but for various reasons, it didn’t work out. She needed to set something up that was relevant to her degree in order for it to …

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Jan. 3, 2023

Who to Hire First and How to Do It with Jessica Albee - Encore Presen…

Jessica’s personal style is hyper feminine, but deep down she likes math and numbers. That synthesis is where the moniker Sparkle Bookkeeping came from. [2:50] When Jessica was in college she had an opportunity to work for a cannabis tax …

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Dec. 29, 2022

How to Combat Scope Creep with Jenna Lombardo - Encore Presentation

Jenna used to work as an auditor, but the position involved being surrounded by negative people as well as physical demands that didn’t work with her family’s schedule. After getting denied when she tried to adjust her work schedule, Jenna...

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Dec. 27, 2022

How to Dominate Your Niche with Kerrie Maynes - Encore Presentation

Kerrie went into corporate accounting after getting her accounting degree. She decided after 5 years that it wasn’t her cup of tea and opened her own business that lasted for a couple of years. A major move meant she had …

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Dec. 20, 2022

How to Be a Niche Authority with Elizabeth Olsen - Encore Presentation

Elizabeth was looking for a way to earn money that also allowed her to spend time with her children. Bookkeeper Business Launch seemed like a good fit so she signed up in August of 2017. She didn’t originally do much …

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Dec. 15, 2022

How to Do Online Networking with Ashley Schmitz - Encore Presentation

Ashley is very organized and isn’t afraid to ask for help which is the thing that makes her business possible. [2:15] Ashley was a stay-at-home mom to her four kids in the beginning, but she always wanted to be able …

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Dec. 13, 2022

How to Be Your Client's Advisor with Mary Andersen - Encore Presentat…

Mary can remember always being good at bookkeeping, even when she was young. While going to school, she worked full time in a corporate office in the accounting department for three years. She never finished her bachelor’s degree. Instead, she …

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Dec. 8, 2022

How to Differentiate Yourself from the Competition with Melissa Broug…

Melissa was working 70 to 80 hours a week at her job and was starting to get really burned out. She decided that she needed to make a change and that was when she was injured during a run. This …

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Dec. 6, 2022

Superman with Christopher Aborqui - Encore Presentation

In January of 2018, Christopher was two years away from retiring from the military and was thinking about the future. He wanted to figure out how he was going to make money once he was out and found the Bookkeeper …

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Dec. 1, 2022

How to Add Advisory Services with Hannah Yoder - Encore Presentation

Hannah found that with her previous business she was traveling a lot and wasn’t able to spend much time with her husband. She was researching jobs that she could do from home at that time and came across the Bookkeeper …

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Nov. 29, 2022

Quality Assurance with David Perry - Encore Presentation

David went to school to be a math teacher but ended up in engineering and getting a math degree. Due to the recession, he got laid off and found himself wondering what to do without a job. He started working …

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Nov. 24, 2022

Hiring a High-Skill Level Team Member with Daniel Honan - Encore Pres…

After Daniel’s last deployment he was looking to start his own business. He had some experience and education in accounting so that field made the most sense. When he discovered the Bookkeeping Business Launch program, he decided to take the …

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Nov. 22, 2022

Impacting Others with Amanda Dziubala - Encore Presentation

Amanda was a bank teller in the past, which is where she discovered her love of working with money. She started her bookkeeping business in 2017 after going through the Bookkeeper Business Launch program and has since built up a …

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Nov. 17, 2022

The Importance of Support in Business with Jeremy Van Groll - Encore …

In many ways Jeremy started his bookkeeping business on a whim. He encountered Bookkeeper Business Launch online and always had an entrepreneurial streak so it seemed like a good fit. The freedom to call his own shots and choose his …

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Nov. 15, 2022

Your Vision for the Future with Kim Erick - Encore Presentation

Kim started in late August of 2017 after purchasing Bookkeeper Business Launch. Four days later she registered her business name and closed her first client, who later on became her husband. [3:00] Kim had been in the banking industry for …

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Nov. 10, 2022

How to Pick Your Niche with Kirstin Reeder - Encore Presentation

Kirsten took an accounting class in high school many years ago and she really enjoyed it. She eventually dropped out of college where she was studying accounting and became a mother. She was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years and …

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Nov. 8, 2022

Team and Execution with Jaime Rodriguez - Encore Presentation

Jaime has been running his bookkeeping business for the past two years and has acquired 13 clients in that time. He’s hoping to get more clients and continue growing, but it’s a scary thing to think about. [3:10] When Jaime …

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Nov. 3, 2022

Processes for Sanity with Justin Boynton - Encore Presentation

When Justin was 19 years old, he was introduced to the idea of owning a business but he felt like he wasn’t ready to go it on his own. He decided on a career in banking which worked out well …

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Nov. 1, 2022

When, How and Who to Hire with Tracy Thomas - Encore Presentation

Tracy had been in the accounting world for 20 years and decided to leave the corporate world to spend more time with her kids. She ended up driving a school bus for a little while and decided that she needed …

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Oct. 27, 2022

How to Get Away from the Day-to-Day with Amy McLaughry - Encore Prese…

Amy worked at a bank for 14 years and eventually it became not worth the hours she had to put in anymore, so she decided to retire. This led her to thinking about what else she could do for work, …

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Oct. 25, 2022

Focus on What's Important with Tracy Rosenberry - Encore Presentation

Tracy’s 35th birthday really changed things for her. She was working as a substitute teacher and wasn’t really enjoying it when her husband suggested that taxes may be a way to go. She stumbled upon some videos put together by …

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Oct. 20, 2022

Prospecting for Quality Clients with Ben Day - Encore Presentation

Ben had graduated with his degree in 2017 and worked part-time for a local music guy, which was great until music turned out to be not very lucrative. After getting hooked by a Facebook ad, Ben decided to check out …

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Oct. 18, 2022

Discussing Pay Expectations with Qualified Candidates

Why should you ask candidates about their salary expectations? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss how business owners can set salary expectations based on a candidate's skill level, experience, and location. Hannah and Melissa start...

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Oct. 13, 2022

Make a Job Offer Your Candidate Can't Refuse

You think you've found someone who would be a good fit for your bookkeeping business. How do you make them a job offer they can't refuse? In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the key steps …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Interviewing Candidates for Better Hiring Results

Want to learn how to conduct successful interviews and improve your skills in assessing candidates? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the main elements of an effective interview and how you can significantly increase your chances...

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Oct. 6, 2022

How to Write Effective Job Postings

Want to know how to create job postings that attract stronger candidates? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss creative, inviting ways to write effective job postings that filter out unqualified applicants and attract the ideal...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Flat Rate vs Hourly Rate: Which is Better For Bookkeepers?

When should you use fixed rates versus hourly rates for your bookkeeping tasks? In today’s episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan explore the pros and cons of flat-rate pricing versus hourly billing - and which payment type works best...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Subcontractors vs Employees: Which One is Best For Bookkeeping Busine…

Should you hire an employee or a subcontractor for your bookkeeping business? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan break down the difference between hiring an employee and a subcontractor, their pros and cons, and when it makes sense to go …

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Sept. 27, 2022

How to Write a Compelling Job Description

Want to know how to write a compelling job description? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss the process of writing compelling job descriptions. They break down the key components of a well-written job description and explain why it...

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Sept. 22, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Reply to Work Emails on Weekends

Do you respond to work emails over the weekend? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss why it's never a good idea to respond to work-related emails over the weekend, on public holidays, or after hours. Hannah and Melissa start …

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Sept. 20, 2022

Why You Should Consider Joining a Mastermind Group

Are you looking for a dose of motivation, mentoring, and accountability? A mastermind group might be what you need. In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the benefits of being part of a mastermind group, how …

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Sept. 15, 2022

How and When to Ask for Testimonials

Want to know how to ask for testimonials and actually get a response? In this episode, co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss the dos and don'ts of asking for testimonials. They also demonstrate how bookkeepers can use testimonials from...

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Sept. 13, 2022

Why Every Business Owner Needs to Go on a Brain Dump Retreat with Ben…

Want to come up with new ideas for your business? Maybe you should consider going on a brain dump retreat. Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan talk to Ben Day from Lionshare Bookkeeping - they discuss how business owners can …

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Sept. 8, 2022

Practical Tips on How to Delegate Effectively

Why is delegating so important, and how can business owners master the art of effective delegation? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan expand on Melissa’s BKX talk - Delegate, Develop, and Grow. They also share insights on why delegation is...

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Sept. 6, 2022

How to Follow Through with Your Goals

Do you struggle to follow through with your goals? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss goal setting and the benefits of setting realistic, achievable goals. They also share practical strategies you can use to maximize your ability to...

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Sept. 1, 2022

Should Personality Assessments Be Used in Hiring?

How accurate are personality assessments, and should you use them for hiring? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan break down the pros and cons of personality tests- and whether business owners should use them when making business decisions. ...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Ways to Future-Proof Your Business In Case of a Recession

How close are we to a recession? Can your business survive and maybe even thrive in a market downturn? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan break down Ben's BKX opening speech: Fascinating Futures - and how bookkeepers can build recession-proof...

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Aug. 25, 2022

What You Missed at BKX 2022

BKX 2022 was a massive success. Want to know what you missed? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan talk about the most memorable moments of BKX 2022. Hannah and Melissa reveal that one of their major highlights at BKX was …

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Aug. 23, 2022

How to Implement New Processes and Systems in Your Business

What is a business process, and does your business really need one? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through systems and processes that can enhance the overall performance of your business - and how you can build one that’s …

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Aug. 18, 2022

How to Hire and Fire Employees Quickly and Decisively

Want to know how you can make your hiring and firing process as seamless and frictionless as possible? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan break down the key components of hiring the right employees and letting go of unproductive team …

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Aug. 16, 2022

Key Steps on How to Start Scaling Your Business

Not sure about the exact steps you need to follow when scaling your business? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the key steps to scaling a business and how you can develop a process that ensures lasting and …

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Aug. 11, 2022

How to Make the Transition from Growing to Scaling a Business with Se…

When should you make the transition from growing to scaling a business? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan talk to Serena Shoup from Of Course Bookkeeping - they discuss how bookkeepers can transition from growing to scaling a business,...

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