9 Things Distracting You From Retaining Clients…And Why Your Priorities Need to Shift for bookkeepers libby Oct 30, 2023

 


 

In my last post, we discussed the importance of retaining clients. This week, I want to expand on it a little bit; it truly is the secret sauce to building a bookkeeping business that's actually simple, scalable, and sustainable.

Retaining clients long-term is the thing...

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Artificial Intelligence Technology is Killing Bookkeeping…Just Kidding! babs for bookkeepers libby tech Sep 11, 2023

 


 

Today, I want to talk about the Big Bad Wolf of Bookkeeping: artificial intelligence technology.

A lot of people have been wondering if artificial intelligence technology is going to huff and puff and blow the entire bookkeeping industry down. So if you have ever feared...

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3 Beliefs That Didn't Serve Me As I Grew My Bookkeeping Biz for bookkeepers libby Aug 28, 2023

 


 

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been reflecting back on what I would do if I had to try starting a bookkeeping business all over again.

I’ve gone over what I did before that I would do again and what I would do differently this time around. Today, I want to...

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5 Things I Did Right And Would Do Again If I Were Starting My Bookkeeping Biz Over for bookkeepers libby Aug 21, 2023

 


 

Last week, I talked about five things I would do differently if I was starting my bookkeeping business over. Today, I want to go over five things that I did right.

Here are five things I would do again if I was starting my bookkeeping business over!

 


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6 Things I’d Do Differently While Growing My Bookkeeping Business If I Were Starting Over babs for bookkeepers libby Aug 14, 2023

 


 

Today, we're going to be talking about regrets.

Just kidding. They're not really regrets, but I do want to talk about some of the things that I would do differently if I was starting my bookkeeping business over.

If you could wave a magic wand and bring me back, these are...

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5 Pendulum Swings You Can Expect When Starting a Bookkeeping Business for bookkeepers libby Aug 07, 2023

 


 

Today, I want to go over the five most common pendulum swings you’ll experience while starting a bookkeeping business.

This is one of the concepts that we talk about repeatedly inside of my program Life by the Books, as we often get to witness that concept in action...

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The Ultimate To-Do List For Starting a Bookkeeping Biz babs for bookkeepers libby Jul 31, 2023

 


 

In today's post, I'm going to talk about the nineteen things that you need when starting a bookkeeping business.

If you want a really deep dive into this concept, you’ll want to check out my Six Secrets episodes on the podcast, or the associated posts here. But in...

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A Behind-The-Scenes Peek At My Summer Vacation for bookkeepers libby Jul 24, 2023

 


 

Here at Profits + Prosecco, we're about halfway through our summer vacation.

I know everybody has a slightly different summer schedule. My kids’ summer vacation is ten weeks long, and we're five weeks through it. It’s crazy to think that in five weeks,...

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The Toxic Loop of Doing It All Yourself for bookkeepers libby Jul 17, 2023

 


 

Let’s talk about what happens when you fall prey to the toxic loop of doing it all yourself.

Maybe you’ve found yourself feeling like you need five times the clients that you currently have in order to make the money that you want. But in spite of this, you...

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Learning with LIBBY: A Discussion with Student, Grisell Cano babs coaching testimonials for bookkeepers libby Jul 10, 2023

 


 

I have a treat for you all today! Please welcome Grisell Cano, an active member inside my Life By The Books bookkeeping course. We’re going to go over her bookkeeping journey, from what life was like before, during, and after the Life By The Books bookkeeping...

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Day 4 of the 6 Secrets: Building a Business That Actually Supports Your Life babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Jun 19, 2023

 


 

Welcome back to the Six Secrets to Starting a Simple, Scalable Bookkeeping Business. Today, instead of showcasing Become A Bookkeeper, we're going to be showcasing Life By The Books.

Life By The Books focuses on building a business that actually supports your life, so...

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Building a Bookkeeping Business to Live the Life of Her Dreams: A Conversation with Lourdes babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Jun 13, 2022

 


 

Today I’m joined by a special guest - a student of BABs and Libby. Lourdes Auquilla is a highly motivated college student who’s already started her own bookkeeping business. She brought her unique perspective to the latest episode of the podcast, and I’m...
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What Do Bookkeeping Clients Struggle With & How Can You Help? babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Jun 06, 2022

 


 

This post is a little bit different, as I’m recapping a run-through I did of some responses I received on a bookkeeping client lead form. This focuses on what clients struggle with on the numbers side of their business, and I went through 141 of these inquiries to see what...

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How to Stop Feeling Shame for Being Overqualified as a Bookkeeper for bookkeepers libby podcast May 23, 2022

 


 

This post is all about the shame surrounding being overqualified as a bookkeeper. I was inspired to do this post from an application for one of my programs, where a CPA filled it out and wrote that something that’s stopped them from starting their business is that they...

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How to Make $10K a Month in Your Bookkeeping Business With Your Dream Team babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Apr 11, 2022

 


 

We’re all in it to make a living, right? Well, that’s why I want to talk about something related to your income in today’s post. Here, I’ll break down how to make $10,000 of monthly profit in your bookkeeping business while employing a team. 

In...

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How One Libby™ Student Built a Successful Bookkeeping Business as a Stay at Home Mom babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Mar 21, 2022

 


 

In today’s post, I’m recapping my conversation with LoriAnn, who is a virtual bookkeeper and the CFO of The Creative Entrepreneur. She also started working with me through taking the BOB (now Libby) program, and she shares a lot about how that has affected her...

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How to Look Beyond the Price When Investing in Your Future & Your Business babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Feb 28, 2022

 


 

This post is going to be shorter than usual, but that doesn’t mean it’s just as valuable! I was struck with inspiration to record a podcast about this topic, and this post accompanies the episode. Here, I talk about something I have been thinking about - conscious...

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BABs & BOB Program Alumna Lisa Kinser: A Conversation on Quitting Your 9 to 5 babs for bookkeepers libby podcast Feb 21, 2022

 


 

I’m so excited that in my most recent podcast episode, I was joined by Lisa Kinser. Lisa is the owner of Simply Booked - Modern Bookkeeping. She’s also the mom of two spunky little girls, Oklahoma born and raised, loves boba tea, sleeping in, data analysis, and...

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How to Have a Life AND a Bookkeeping Business Your Way with Libby for bookkeepers libby podcast Feb 07, 2022

 


 

In this post, I’m debriefing on my past few posts and talking about my Programs Personified. I’ve had a transformational experience with my programs - especially given I began my journey when I had my third child.

I knew I had the power to help other people with my...

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Office Gossip Part 3: The Transition, aka Build on Your Solid Foundations to Embrace a New Future for bookkeepers libby office gossip podcast Jan 31, 2022

 


 

Time for part three of my three-act production with some of my most beloved characters. (And if you missed the first two acts, start here first!)

Here we go! 

The Players: BOB, Katie (me), and Libby (my vision for the future)

 


 

Scene One: Katie and BOB on...

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Office Gossip Part 2: The Confrontation, aka Set Yourself Free Because You Deserve Happiness for bookkeepers libby office gossip podcast Jan 24, 2022

 


 

Time for part two of my three-act production with some of my most beloved characters. (And if you missed Office Gossip Part 1: The Build Up, start here first!)

Let’s begin:

The Players: BOB, BABs (BOB’s best friend/coworker), Ariel (BOB’s wife), and Katie (aka...

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Office Gossip Part 1: The Build Up, aka Someone Save BOB™ & Give Him the Freedom to Change! for bookkeepers libby office gossip podcast Jan 17, 2022

 


 

This week, I’ll be taking on a different approach and acting out the first scene in a three-act production with some of my most beloved characters.

Let’s begin:

The Players: BOB, BABs (BOB’s best friend/coworker), Ariel (BOB’s wife), and Katie (aka me,...

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How to Price Your Bookkeeping Services in a Way That Feels Good to You for bookkeepers libby podcast Nov 22, 2021

 


 

This week, we’re getting into a topic that comes up ALL the time and is a big topic of conversation -- pricing. Consider this my gift to you because this could easily be a paid workshop not just a post, but I’m excited to share some of this knowledge with you....

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Relationships 101: Sign Your Soulmate Clients with These Simple Dating Tactics for bookkeepers libby podcast Nov 15, 2021

 


 

In this episode of Profits + Prosecco Podcast, I’m talking all about how to sign new clients using dating strategies (yup, you heard that right!).

But before we dive right in, welcome to the Profits + Prosecco Podcast! I’m your host, Katie Ferro, CPA, reformed rule...

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