Up Close & Personal
HOW I GOT HERE!
I am Stephanie, wife, mother and business owner. I first knew I enjoyed Accounting and Finance when I took both Accounting 1 & 2 in high school. Although, I didn't end up in the field right away. Early on, I ventured into the medical field. That was short lived. All I can say is it helped me raise my children as my oldest is 22 and still alive and thriving. (LOL) I continued in college not really knowing what I wanted so I just went for Business Administration.
My second child was born and shortly after I started a job in the non-profit sector as a Customer Service Representative. I ended up working my way through every department including the Accounting Department. Eventually I was the Executive Assistant to the President. I was privileged to work with the President, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors where I increased my skills, knowledge as the opportunities to learn and attend trainings were endless. I worked for this company for 15 years.
When this company closed its doors, I was head of the Accounting Department, Human Resources and Executive Assistant to all Executives as well as spear-headed all board meetings, attended and transcribed all board minutes. I wore so many hats while overseeing the Corporate office and sites. I worked as if I was working for Jesus! From making sure the overflown toilet was fixed to working with Executives, my heart was in it and I gave my all. As you can imagine I was quite fearful when it closed and was referred to work for a small bookkeeping company by my boss. It was great except I was not being challenged as I'm the type to get bored quickly. I also did not see eye to eye with the owner as I believe in serving every client with the highest level of service. Although it was a job to pay the bills as I had another baby on the way, I was grateful. However, during an emotional ride of postpartum, I quit!
Shortly after, thinking my husband was going to kill me, I called and asked for my job back. You can probably guess - the answer was no! I was thinking oh no what now? Years back, deep down I knew I wanted to be a business owner, and I know this was a God given desire. At which time I had no clue as to what it would consist of. I had informed all of the clients I had been working personally because they were expecting me back but my son came 3 weeks early.
After, a few nights and a lot of thinking. Previously, I did bookkeeping for my old boss' online store on Saturdays and I was doing bookkeeping again, so BOOKKEEPING it is. Plus I had a newborn that I needed to stay home with! I also previously served two terms of Notary Public which I did for free for friends and the company I worked for. I thought I could offer this service as part of my business. So I went and renewed my Notary commission. I am a believer in God. I'm also a believer in his timing. Everything up to this point was only preparing me for such a time as this. So here I am ready to serve your needs - great or small!