My Recent Feature In The Business Times Digital Magazine
Delving into my life and experiences ...
Posted by Alison Mead on 14/08/2023 @ 8:00AM
I was honoured to feature in the Business Times in August 2023, talking about my motivations, ambitions and experiences. It was a more personal interview than your usual run-of-the-mill story about what I do and how I can help people ...
The Business Times interview also delved into my personal life!
If you want to read the entire thing, then visit the Business Times website and open the August 2023 edition. I appear on page 17 so you'll need to scroll through the file to get to the page. However, here's a little summary of what I talked about.
Speaking about my career, we opened with a chat about my first job when I was a student selling ice cream at Chester Zoo! Seeing the animals was a bonus, but I certainly enjoyed cashing up and dealing with the money. This inspired me to my first proper job after university which was as a trainee at a firm of chartered accountants.
"I chose accountancy because I loved maths!"
I was asked about the best advice I was ever given, and this has to be to "listen to everyone and act on what is right for you and your business". And my favourite part of being in business is the trust I get with my clients. After all, I am dealing with the intimate details of their financial world, so you have to be trusted.
Questions about career goals and plans for the future are very clear. I am very happy with my business and the size it is and I just want to keep finding the right businesses to work with. If I ever retire then I hope to be bookkeeping for my kids if they choose to start their own businesses.
Of course, the interview delved into my personal life and I enjoyed talking about singing and dancing and how I love being on the stage, but you'll have to visit the Business Times website to read the whole thing.
"All in all, I have no regrets!"
Like all businesses, I've had my ups and downs over the years, but with the support of my husband Paul, we're in a good place ... and long may it continue.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about my feature in the Business Times, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01604 217365 and let's see how I can help you.
Alison loves bookkeeping and supporting bookkeepers. She has been helping clients to be better bookkeepers in Sage 50 for over 24 years and has been Xero Accredited in accounts and payroll for a number of years too.
She specialises in a very unique hand-holding method of training, helping bookkeepers and business owners to use their accounts software as and when they need support in setting up and producing their invoices, reports and financial information.
Alison combines her role at Silicon Bullet with her Forever Living network marketing businesses and is often to be seen at business networking meetings as she likes to keep busy.
You know what they say: if you want something done well ask a busy person!
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