The Happiness & Wellbeing of My Staff Come First - Even Before My Clients!
Release Date: 05/30/2022
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On this week’s episode of ScaleUp Radio, I speak to Helen Bower from Adder Bookkeeping.
If you listen to some of the panel discussions that we’ve had in the past you might already be familiar with Helen’s voice - but we’ve never heard about her particular journey before.
Helen started Adder Bookkeeping after doing a degree in Languages and found herself working in Exports. In 2000, life took a hand and she discovered a love of bookkeeping - and Adder Bookkeeping was born.
It’s clear from our conversation that Helen is such a fun, lively character - but that doesn’t detract from the fact that she is a passionate, committed business owner who has her clients and her team at the heart of everything that she does.
As always, there is plenty to take away from this episode, and we covered an awful lot of subjects including:
- What the one question is that you should ask yourself before setting up your own business.
- The difference between doing a profession as part of a company - and making that profession, that role, the root of your own business
- The process that changed the business into one that works only in cloud accounting.
- How social media isn’t just there for marketing, it can be used for successful recruitment too!
Don’t worry if you’re not a bookkeeper, an accountant or work in finance - there’s an awful lot in this conversation with Helen that will help you and your business, no matter what industry you’re in.
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