Andi Smiles is passionate about teaching financial literacy. This Bernal resident is part of a new brand of online entrepreneurs and educators. About ten years ago she started a bookkeeping business from home. As the internet changed, she saw the opportunity to help other self-employed business owners online.
Andi believes that everyone has the potential to be good with money. So in 2016 she started a blog; created high quality, educational content about the basics of business finance. She used her clients questions and their confusion as a starting point. Assuming that her readers wouldn’t understand the basics about how to set up and track their own finances, she spelled everything out clearly and concisely.
The result is a blog that’s read by 10,000 people a month. A weekly live Q&A video show she produced from her home office for a year. As well as multiple guests posts and teaching gigs online and in person. She helps thousands of self-employed and small business owners claim their power around both the practical aspects and emotional side of managing money.
Andi has a refreshing take on teaching business finance. She says, “I can set up your bookkeeping perfectly, but if you have any emotional resistance to it, then it won’t matter what I do.” Looking at your relationship to money and “money wounds” is just as important as the systems you set up to track it.
So as the April tax season comes to a close, we’re sharing seven of Andi’s online classes that will make a dramatic difference in your financial health and well being. If you’ve been feeling like this is the year to get your books in order, there’s something here for you.
Bookkeeping Classes That Will Turn You Into a Business Bad Ass:
1) May Masterclass: (First of four classes begins May 3, 2019)
The May Masterclass series is designed to get you to take action towards your money. No more excuses and blowing off the money stuff. These classes are clear, concise and organized so they won’t cause you overwhelm.
There are four classes in the series. You can sign up for individual classes or the entire series.
May 3rd: Design your Perfect Bookkeeping System
May 10th: Pick the Right Legal Entity for Your Business
May 17th: Price Your Products and Services for Profit
May 31st: Make A Sustainable Sales and Operation Budget
This is a practical training that will make you feel like “yes, I can do this.” It’ll give you the big picture of your finances so you can see how all the moving parts fit together.
By the end you’ll:
3) Essential Bookkeeping Tasks for Your Business:
Get instant access to this $29 training and learn the five most important bookkeeping tasks for your business.
The 60-minute workshop will cover:
4) Quick & Dirty QuickBooks Online
This 7-part video training series gives you the essentials to set your bookkeeping up using QuickBooks online. Having the right bookkeeping set up is the first step in your financial self-care.
After this series of lessons you’ll be able to:
5) How to Automate Your Bookkeeping
It’s possible to cut the time you spend in half and still keep your books organized and up to date. In this $29 training, you’ll learn how a little bit of planning and a few simple tweaks can automate some of your most time-consuming tasks.
6) How to Pay Yourself So You Have Enough
No matter what stage your business is in, making an owner pay schedule ensures that you’re creating a sustainable business that supports your lifestyle.
By the end of this 60 minutes training you’ll understand:
7) Panic Free Tax Prep for Self-Employed Rock Stars
A step-by-step workshop that teaches you everything you need to do to prep for your self-employed taxes. And how to make it easier for next year.
Imagine knowing exactly:
Ways to Connect With Andi
Andi openly shares her story as a “recovering hot mess” around money to encourage others to believe in their own potential. Her teaching style is informal and funny because talking about money is an emotionally charged topic for most people.
She covers the essentials and specifics of what’s most important to the small business owner and self-employed folks. So her classes and free content are organized, concise and sassy.
If you’re ready to take your financial literacy to the next level, here are a few ways to learn from Andi:
Questions about money? Check out her Blog
Looking for a community of rad businesswomen?
Join her FREE Facebook Group
Have other questions? Email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or set up a time to chat here
Photos Courtesy of Andi Smiles
Jen Baxter is a content writer and strategist helping companies craft the story of their business online. You can find more of her work at JenBaxter.com.