Virtual Organizational Bookkeeping & Administrative Support
I’m passionate when people are out doing what they love, with people they want to work with!
Maybe you don’t love the administrative duties of running a business, or side hustle. That’s an area I can create some ease. I have managed elite business trip coordination, provided administrative support sufficient for lawyers, and can fine tune your schedule gifting you more time. I’m also VERY excited about taxes. I won first place in State Competition for Business Professionals of America in the category Tax Prep; I still have the medal. That same year, I was also part of the only duo in the top five nationally in the category Administrative Support Team, the other teams were of three or four individuals.
I’m very passionate about understanding how money and time can work for us. With 17 years experience in the bookkeeping industry, I manage the bookkeeping duties for small businesses (5 or less employees) and side hustlers, allowing them to focus on doing what they love.
Why only small businesses, and side hustlers?
Because I am one of each!
This is a small business, so I get how daunting the bookkeeping and administrative duties for a small business can be!
I’ve always been a side hustler, my first job was my own boat washing business when I was 14. I worked a few hours a week during the summer, in a bikini, and made a few hundred dollars. That money went toward clothing I wanted, that was out otherwise of the question if I didn’t pay for it myself. It also gave me gas money, as well as being able to go see some movies.
I usually had a part-time job in addition to my full-time job, ever since I graduated high school. When I was getting my Bachelor’s Degree (dual-major of Accounting and Administrative Support), I worked full-time during ‘normal school’ semesters, going to class full-time, and added a part-time job during the summer semester when I was only able to have part-time classes. This (what some may call lunacy) ensured my schedule didn’t change in the manner of being committed to success. Time management is one of my strongest skills, one that I’m able to hone down to the minute how long something should take based on the person performing the task.
I lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment, which meant I was responsible for everything. Having a side hustle was important during those summer months to ensure I could afford having internet year-round to get my homework done after the library closed. I finished that four-year degree in three years, thanks to my Associates Degree transferring in 4 classes, which was awesome considering adding the second major meant taking on an extra semester of classes that I didn’t initially plan to do.
I have been budgeting my own money, and doing my own taxes, since I was in high school, because I love understanding how money can work for me instead of me only working for money. The appreciation, instead of the fear, of money does change your mindset.
There were a few times during those college years, when friends asked me how I always had money to do fun things. Having a side hustle, and budgeting money, is how. I didn’t always have money to do everything, but I did make an opportunity cost [external link] analysis of what I really wanted to do versus how much it would cost financially as well as not allowing me to enjoy something else. For example, there were many concerts I did not to go to because I chose to go to a full-weekend event instead. That’s an important lesson (opportunity cost) many business owners will eventually learn, whether or not they realize they did, in order to move closer toward their goal.
I’ve worked in-house for manufacturing companies, hospitality providers, as well as banking giants. Basic accounting principles are for all industries, but your company will receive specialized attention for your specific bookkeeping needs.
Every business owner needs an assistant, to complete administrative tasks and fill the gaps allowing the business owner to focus on growing the business. Instead of getting caught up organizing your calendar, ensuring an effective workflow, and confirming appointments with clients, your assistant would take these items off your plate.
I’m a virtual administrative assistant, commonly known as a VA (virtual assistant). My clients enjoy the peace of mind knowing I’ll compile the best choices, and some ask for me to make the best decision, for them using all of the resources available, whether that’s managing their mail, calendar, or researching an upcoming/current project. Most clients only need 5-10 hours of my administrative time each week, compared to having an in-house assistant saving several hundred dollars each week. My rates include all of the basic necessities to perform this work, reducing the cost of required utilities, office space, and many more expenses the business owner may not have in their desired work space.