Last year, I launched StacyK Academy (a.k.a. SKA) to share many of the tools I have used to grow my bookkeeping practice. The first two sessions were a great success, a lot of fun, and students are seeing great results. One of my students has been able to go from working a full time job to part time because she increased her revenue and improved her processes so the hands-on work takes less time. SO AWESOME!
Our private Facebook group is still really active – just the other day someone asked if anyone had 1099 and 1096 forms from 2014 and within the hour, 5 other StacyK Academy alumni had replied that they did and could send them asap.
This February, I’m teaching the third session. Yes, I know it’s busy season… but it’s still just the start of busy season – the shit hasn’t really hit the fan just yet. What better time to put the tools and processes in place to make 2016 the best year yet?
We’d love to have you—I promise it is worth the time. If you’re not sure, check out some of the things that people have said about previous sessions:
“The systems you’ve developed are awesome and extremely helpful to me to see how a business runs effectively and efficiently.” Steve Meister, simplifiedmgmt.com
“We are so excited to put the final polish on some of our bigger procedures thanks to Guru Stacy Kildal’s consulting and documents.” Kim Hornsby, www.singletrackbookkeeping.com
“New pricing makes a lot of sense. My employees are able to sell it on their own instead of having to go through me.” Jill Ulett, www.accounting-girl.com
(Sign up for the SKA here.)
PS: Beefing Up the Academy
In 2016, I’ve decided to add a few things to the StacyK Academy—after all, academies usually teach more than one subject, right?
We’re starting with a sales and marketing class. For years, I’ve been hearing bookkeepers and accountants say “But I’m not any good at sales.” or “I know nothing about marketing.” (I’m pretty sure that second comment was me!) It was one of the most common topics during the first two sessions, so I decided to do something about it. I asked two people – Sales Machine Richard Roppa and Marketing Expert Laura Wooten – to develop and teach a new class under the StacyK Academy umbrella. They’ve name it S’marketing, which I love so much!
S’marketing is defined as a combination of the words smart, sales and marketing. The class is going to offer practical tips for becoming stronger at sales and marketing. Plus, I’m sure it will be fun.
Right now, we’re only opening the class to current and former StacyK Academy participants.
I may be offering additional courses in the months to come, drawing from resources I know. Let me know what you’re interested in learning more about!