Money and balance – the two things most entrepreneurs are striving for.
I know it can be difficult to balance a full schedule and still make sure you are hitting those revenue goals you have set yourself.
That's why I was excited to sit down with Carol Zacharias, owner of Four Zen Bookkeeping, to discuss her journey of growing a business around money management. Like many entrepreneurs, Carol started her business with the desire for freedom.
However, it was the pandemic that gave her the space to create it.
Before the pandemic, Carol was a teacher, a profession that was hit hard by the shutdowns. So, she took a step back and asked herself, “What can I do with the skill sets I have?” With an undergraduate degree in accounting, she landed on bookkeeping and dove in.
Her strategy, like many entrepreneurs, was to start with friends and family that grew into clients and eventually hiring her first employee. In our conversation, Carol shares her valuable insights on growing a business and how you can follow in her footsteps. We also touch on the critical topic of balancing everything and how involving your kids in your work can be a liberating experience for parents. Plus the top money mistakes you might be making, and Carol’s recommendations to fix them!
In the full episode, you’ll discover:
- What drove Carol to starting her own business
- How Carol made her first hire quickly
- The fun of involving your kids in your journey
- How to balance a full schedule
- Money Mistakes you might be making and how to fix them
- Carol’s unique CFO offer
Listen below…or hang out with me on video!
You are Right On Time.
01:57 Welcome Carol!
04:00 Why start a business?
04:48 How the pandemic helped Carol decide to start her own business
05:50 How Carol decided on what business to start
07:52 The pace of growing her business
08:26 Carol’s first hire
11:26 Involving your kids in your business!
13:05 How do you balance everything?
15:30 The importance of reflection
17:32 Money Management Mistakes (and how to fix them)
21:50 Dealing with Inflation
25:20 What to do when you don’t know how to read reports?
27:05 Carol’s CFO offer
31:07 Connect with Carol