Julie Dudley is the owner of Silver Pearl Inc.
Nature of Business:
I provide bookkeeping services for businesses, non-profits, and individuals. I specialize in set-up, catch-up, and clean-up bookkeeping: setting up
a new bookkeeping system or catching up on neglected books. I love my work because I help people get the most from their financial information, not dread it! Bookkeeping isn’t just for taxes–it helps answer people answer questions and run their business or life more effectively. I help people focus on what they do best and gain peace of mind about their finances.
An important aspect of my business is collaboration with CPAs, financial planners and other professionals.
What Julie has been up to since her participation in 100 Days to Abundance/Team Nimbus:
I am thrilled that I have met my goal of having a stable revenue stream that is not dependent on tax season. I have learned to use the Activity Tracking technique on a regular basis, which has helped tremendously to even out the typical “ups and downs” of a start-up business. I always feel that I’m doing something to continue to build
my business. I’ve also been able to commit to a part-time assistant on a regular basis, which makes me more confident about growing my business.
Through Bill’s coaching, I have learned to think of myself as a business owner, rather than self-employed. This has greatly changed the way I approach my business and how I set goals for the future. I’m very excited about building a business with real value for customers long term, and for me for the future!
Julie’s best advice to other small business owners:
Set stretch goals, but don’t be afraid to re-evaluate your goals if things don’t go exactly as planned. If you are starting from scratch, it takes a long time to get to the point where you feel like you have stable income!
Also, if you are in a trust-oriented, referral-based business like mine, learn a process for meeting people and following up, even if you are an introvert. You can’t rely on social media and websites to market for you (but they are great once you get a referral for people to check you out).
If you don’t have the pleasure of knowing Julie you can connect with her on: LinkedIn.com