Doing what you know…

I love being a mom. I love being a wife. I absolutely love that God has provided a way for me to stay home and focus on those jobs.  What makes it even better?  He gave me what I needed to be able to educate my children at home.  This means I am free to spend every waking moment, every ounce of my energy with them, my three girls…..

ummm… let’s be real. I’m good but I’m not that good.  And while I LOVE my position, I too need a time out.  Something that keeps me feeling human, adult, and independent.   This means momma needs a hobby, or a job, or something to call her own.  I have my blog (where I talk about my kids), and my facebook page (where I yap on about my kids), and I am trying to rekindle my Mary Kay business (which I thoroughly enjoy but rarely focus my attention).  I have dabbled in eBay, and other auctions.  Tried crocheting, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, digital graphics, blog design, web design, and much more…  (phew! I’m tired just thinking of them all!)

The problem is that I really wanted to turn my hobby into something profitable, even if it’s just a tiny profit.  In order to do any of those things well I needed to practice, or take a class, or **dum dum dum dum** return to school! Those are things I do not have the time, the money, or the babysitters to do!

What I DO have is a degree is something else, something that could be helpful, if I would stop acting like I don’t have the skills.  I have a BSBA in Business Admin with a concentration in Accounting.  I only missed passing the CPA exam by a few points (in my defense, I was really really ill on one of the test days!)  I have worked in Collections, Accounts Payable, and as Staff and Plant accountants!  There is no reason why I can’t build around THOSE skills! 

I think my confidence was shot down back when we lived in our old town.  It was a small town, and yes I am implying everything stereotypical about that term!  It was a lock down on who was hired and trusted etc.  If you were not from there then you might as well just leave.  When an entire town won’t give you a chance to show them that you are remotely intellegent it’s hard to muster up the courage to try again. 

Our new town has been so kind to us.  It took over a month for me to accept that people here were different.  I think now is the time I stop looking for “what I can learn to do” and I start saying “hey check out what I CAN do to help you!”

Sooo, here are some ideas for services I am considering offering (please comment and suggest!):

  • Personal Services:
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Budget Planning
    • Monthly Budget Reviews
    • Check Writing Services (not check signing, but check writing, aimed at seniors or others that have difficulty writing)
    • Advise and Consultation on negotiating with creditors YOURSELF to lower interest rates
    • Snowball Debt Reduction Planning
  • Business Services:
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Collections
    • Accounts Payable
    • Small Business Payroll
    • General Ledger
    • Monthly Financial Statement Preparations
      • Balance Sheet
      • Income Statement
    • Complimentary Pick up and Delivery of Paperwork and Reports

Any thoughts or suggestions (or even encouragement!) would be appreciated while I’m trying to think through and put my game plan onto paper!

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