Grow your business by working in collaboration with other
bookkeepers and like-minded industry professionals.

The Bookkeeper Connection Network™ helps forward-thinking bookkeepers grow their businesses. Our strategy sessions allow you to collaborate with other independent bookkeepers and industry professionals.

Avoid The Do-It-Yourself Trap™.

The Bookkeeper Connection Network™

There are two choices available: basic and advanced. Admittedly, you can get the basic choices from many other sources. However, the advanced program we created—The Bookkeeper Connection Network™—takes everything to a much higher level and is only available from us.

We realize however that our advanced program is not for everyone. It’s for bookkeepers who want to grow their business and achieve their full potential. They’re also action-oriented, open to new ideas, and willing to try new things. If you’re someone like that, you might be a good candidate for The Bookkeeper Connection Network™.

We created this network based on our many years of bookkeeping business experience. We’ve learned that many bookkeepers don’t achieve their full potential because they do everything themselves. They also take on too much work and often don’t charge enough for their services; they’re overworked and underpaid. They also feel isolated, overworked and burned out, and as a result, they don’t achieve their full potential. We call this The Do-It-Yourself Trap™.

However, if you collaborate with other independent bookkeepers, you can achieve a much better result. If you have an overload of work, other members of the network can support you. This generates passive income: helping you work less and make more money. As a member of a supportive community, you also feel more connected, healthy and happy. You also have a backup safety net in place plus the ability to provide even better services to your clients. Using this collaborative approach, you are able to grow your business and achieve your full potential

That’s why we recommend you do three things:

1. Honestly assess your current situation. (What’s working and not working in your business?).

2. Create a vision of your overall goals. (What do you want to accomplish?)

3. Create a plan to grow your business by collaborating with other independent bookkeepers to share your workload, share ideas and knowledge and to have access to professional resources who can help you achieve your overall goals.

If this sounds interesting to you, we offer a free 90-minute strategy session. During this session, we’ll help you assess your current situation and establish clear goals. We’ll then decide together if you should join The Bookkeeper Connection Network™.

Would you like to schedule the strategy session?

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Email! "…where do I even start? …or stop??!"

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? How, when, why do you even manage the 'new reality' of emails now that this is the predominant method of connecting with our clients and industry colleagues. Is there even a universal protocol for the right and wrong way to keep in touch? How detailed or simple do we need to be with our wording? How quickly should our response times be and is there a down-side to responding or not responding to an email immediately.

Our Guest Host Richard Walker and our Member Co-Host Gilles Marion brought their knowledge and experience to our members in a round-table discussion on how to navigate the sea of questions and possibilities to keep the onslaught of emails at bay. We worked together to share our ideas and also learned out-of-the-box new ways to set up and manage emails.

About Richard Walker:
Richard is the Director, Business Operations at Canada's leading film and television payroll and accounting services company. Richard manages and designs business processes for hundreds of clients working with unions, government agencies, production companies and Studios. Richard is subjected to 100's of emails a day and has systems in place to effectively and efficiently manage them.
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Email! …where do I even start? …or stop??!

Overloaded?  Overwhelmed?  How, when, why do you even manage the new reality of emails now that this is the predominant method of connecting with our clients and industry colleagues.  Is there even a universal protocol for the right and wrong way to keep in touch?  How detailed or simple do we need to be with our wording?   How quickly should our response times be and is there a down-side to responding or not responding to an email immediately.  

Our Guest Host Richard Walker and our Member Co-Host Gilles Marion brought their knowledge and experience to our members in a round-table discussion on how to navigate the sea of questions and possibilities to keep the onslaught of emails at bay.  We worked together to share our ideas and also learned out-of-the-box new ways to set up and manage emails.  

About Richard Walker: 
Richard is the Director, Business Operations at Canadas leading film and television payroll and accounting services company.  Richard manages and designs business processes for hundreds of clients working with unions, government agencies, production companies and Studios.  Richard is subjected to 100s of emails a day and has systems in place to effectively and efficiently manage them.

…so you've found your "ideal client"
…but what about your "ideal accountant"??
…and what about being that "ideal bookkeeper" for your client's accountant to work with??

Our Guest Co-Host, Grant McMaster CPA, along with our BCN Member Co-Host Tanya Hilts, joined our members in a virtual round table discussion to talk about the ins and outs of maximizing the bookkeeper/accountant relationship.

We analyzed the steps can we take to build a collaborative relationship with our accounting partners to ensure the mutual goal of providing the best service and advice to our shared clients by showing mutual respect, valuing each others work and time and establishing appropriate lines of communication. How do we set clear expectations of who does what and when and if ever in doubt, ASK! Ultimately ensuring we are all providing top notch service for our "ideal client"…
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…so youve found your ideal client 
  …but what about your ideal accountant??  
    …and what about being that ideal bookkeeper for your clients accountant to work with??  

Our Guest Co-Host, Grant McMaster CPA, along with our BCN Member Co-Host Tanya Hilts, joined our members in a virtual round table discussion to talk about the ins and outs of maximizing the bookkeeper/accountant relationship.  

We analyzed the steps can we take to build a collaborative relationship with our accounting partners to ensure the mutual goal of providing the best service and advice to our shared clients by showing mutual respect, valuing each others work and time and establishing appropriate lines of communication.  How do we set clear expectations of who does what and when and if ever in doubt, ASK!  Ultimately ensuring we are all providing top notch service for our ideal client…

Our members sat in on a round-table virtual meeting to discuss 'image branding'. Our Guest Host Victoria Baird, along with our Member Co-Host Monique Isherwood, talked to us about becoming intentional about our image and finding out the secrets to making a good first impression. We learned fun things like how to "rock" our Zoom style, having the right clothing items for each occasion and building our professional look around a 'capsule' wardrobe. What looks are relevant in today's new reality and how we can build on our own personal image style to help us grow our businesses. ... See MoreSee Less

Our members sat in on a round-table virtual meeting to discuss image branding.  Our Guest Host Victoria Baird, along with our Member Co-Host Monique Isherwood, talked to us about becoming intentional about our image and finding out the secrets to making a good first impression.  We learned fun things like how to rock our Zoom style, having the right clothing items for each occasion and building our professional look around a capsule wardrobe.  What looks are relevant in todays new reality and how we can build on our own personal image style to help us grow our businesses.
The Bookkeeper Connection Network Newsletter: https://bookkeeperconnectionnetwork.com/newsletter-volume-1-2020/

5 months ago

The Bookkeeper Connection Network

Our members attended our monthly Whine-o’clock Virtual Get Together and was joined by our Guest Host Maura Joy Lustig, who works with clients to help them develop the skills to crush overwhelm and gain the clarity and confidence to boldly pivot to embrace change. ​

Even the most successful business owners face daily and life challenges that are the natural state of life. It goes with the territory. In fact, the more we expand the more stress we must be able to handle. Everyone needs support and mentorship, no exceptions!

We learned how to hit the reset button and develop into who we want and need to become in order to achieve our goals and desires.

As a group we discussed how to raise our standards, create a daily routine for self care, set boundaries, overcome procrastination, improve our actions and decisions.

Maura focused on improving our confidence, health and creativity by enhancing the following three areas of being: mind, body and spirit.

We looked at ways to overcome things like:
· Always putting our own needs last
· Lack balance between work and personal life
· Our lives are a roller-coaster and we don’t know how to get off!
· If we have difficulty adapting to new tools and systems
· Or have difficulty delegating (we do it all ourselves)
· How to be healthier, happier and have more freedom.

About Maura Joy Lustig:
Maura is a Transformational Coach and Artist who helps purpose driven women convert chaos to clarity and build health and confidence with solutions that change their lives. She guides them to look and feel their best, increase their energy, focus and take action to improve their health, their relationships or their career.

Maura uses decades of experience, insights and wisdom to help you gain the clarity and confidence to change your life as well. Her training as a transformational coach includes the Co-Active Training Institute's Life Coaching and Leadership programs, plus diverse workshops in Advanced Coaching in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching, as well as NLP training, Mindful Living and Meditation, plus Mindfulness and Meditation. Her education includes an Honours BA in languages as well as diplomas in Corporate Communication and Financial Planning.
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Our members attended our monthly Whine-o’clock Virtual Get Together and was joined by our Guest Host Maura Joy Lustig, who works with clients to help them develop the skills to crush overwhelm and gain the clarity and confidence to boldly pivot to embrace change. ​ 

Even the most successful business owners face daily and life challenges that are the natural state of life. It goes with the territory.  In fact, the more we expand the more stress we must be able to handle.  Everyone needs support and mentorship, no exceptions! 

We learned how to hit the reset button and develop into who we want and need to become in order to achieve our goals and desires. 

As a group we discussed how to raise our standards, create a daily routine for self care, set boundaries, overcome procrastination, improve our actions and decisions.  

Maura focused on improving our confidence, health and creativity by enhancing the following three areas of being: mind, body and spirit.  

We looked at ways to overcome things like:  
 · Always putting our own needs last
 · Lack balance between work and personal life
 · Our lives are a roller-coaster and we don’t know how to get off!
 · If we have difficulty adapting to new tools and systems
 · Or have difficulty delegating (we do it all ourselves)
 · How to be healthier, happier and have more freedom. 
 
About Maura Joy Lustig:
Maura is a Transformational Coach and Artist who helps purpose driven women convert chaos to clarity and build health and confidence with solutions that change their lives.  She guides them to look and feel their best, increase their energy, focus and take action to improve their health, their relationships or their career.

Maura uses decades of experience, insights and wisdom to help you gain the clarity and confidence to change your life as well. Her training as a transformational coach includes the Co-Active Training Institutes Life Coaching and Leadership programs, plus diverse workshops in Advanced Coaching in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching, as well as NLP training, Mindful Living and Meditation, plus Mindfulness and Meditation.  Her education includes an Honours BA in languages as well as diplomas in Corporate Communication and Financial Planning.

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Thank you Chenine Humphrey! I enjoyed speaking to your group:) The harder we work, the more we need to remember to put our own (oxygen) mask on first! As a gift to everyone in your group who's interested in being able to hit the RESET BUTTON button so that they can crush overwhelm and create the body they desire as well as the future they deserve, here's a link to my FREE DOWNLOAD of the Secret to Overnight Success, plus a FREE PREVIEW of my course "Convert Chaos to Clarity". Enjoy! https://bit.lysecretovernightsuccess

“What is the big secret about I.T.??”
…what we really need to know working virtually

Now that working remotely is the 'new norm' …how do we stay connected? How can we advise our clients to thrive in the new virtual environment. Our members sat in on a round-table discussion with Rick and Ermias from Welcome Networks to discuss cutting edge topics like: unified single-platform communication systems, data residency in Canada and compliant backup systems. We tossed around questions and thought-providing ideas and learned about the secrets we need to know to be ahead of the new normal.

Welcome Networks is a managed IT Services specializing in on-site support (unlimited for local clients), virtual desktops, cloud backup, disaster recovery, Ransomware protection, 2 Factor Authentication (Duo) and Unified Cloud Communications.
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“What is the big secret about I.T.??”  
   …what we really need to know working virtually

Now that working remotely is the new norm …how do we stay connected?  How can we advise our clients to thrive in the new virtual environment.  Our members sat in on a round-table discussion with Rick and Ermias from Welcome Networks to discuss cutting edge topics like: unified single-platform communication systems, data residency in Canada and compliant backup systems.  We tossed around questions and thought-providing ideas and learned about the secrets we need to know to be ahead of the new normal.  

Welcome Networks is a managed IT Services specializing in on-site support (unlimited for local clients), virtual desktops, cloud backup, disaster recovery, Ransomware protection, 2 Factor Authentication (Duo) and Unified Cloud Communications.

"What if the Bank Says NO…?"
…there are creative financial solutions

We held a Member-Only Whine-o'clock Virtual Get Together on June 25/20. Our Guest Host, Michael Yasny sat in on the round-table discussion on how can we can add 'extra' Advisory Services to help our clients in these tough times by looking at alternative ways to solve our client's financial problems. What resources are available for clients who are drowning in debt and ensure financing that is put in place today doesn't affect financing in the future.

Michael Yasny is the President of Money Consultants Ltd.,
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What if the Bank Says NO…? 
…there are creative financial solutions

We held a Member-Only Whine-oclock Virtual Get Together on June 25/20.  Our Guest Host, Michael Yasny sat in on the round-table discussion on how can we can add extra Advisory Services to help our clients in these tough times by looking at alternative ways to solve our clients financial problems.  What resources are available for clients who are drowning in debt and ensure financing that is put in place today doesnt affect financing in the future.  

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