Solutions for Small Businesses offers bookkeeping services, help with QuickBooks, and full-service payroll. But we’re really more than that. We’re like Mom for a small business owner. We’re like Linus’s security blanket. We’ve got a sense of humor, we’re good listeners, and we know a lot about accounting. We can’t solve all your problems, but you can feel comfortable telling us about your recordkeeping troubles, and we’ll have Solutions for you.
I started Solutions for Small Businesses in November of 2012. I’d worked as a bookkeeper all of my adult life, for a variety of small businesses. I went to school, studied Art History, got a Master’s degree, and my first job after school was as a bookkeeper. I just couldn’t get away from it. Over the years, I’ve become more than a bookkeeper, as I’ve studied how small businesses work – what makes them succeed and what makes them struggle. More and more, the people I worked for turned to me for advice on all things related to finance (nobody asked me about my studies of Diego Rivera — go figure).
Although I always imagined I was just supporting myself until I found my “calling,” I realized that I loved bookkeeping, and even more, I loved the people who ran the small businesses I was working for — the creativity, energy and passion I saw there drew me in, and I slowly came to realize that this was my calling.
Now, I am able to help many small businesses – more and more of them as my own business grows. I hired Connie Smith in 2016 and feel so fortunate to have found a kindred spirit who longs for order and consistency as much as I do. Connie has a great sense of humor, and her warm and helpful attitude is greatly appreciated by our clients.
With a background in self-employment, both retail and real estate, I recognize that every small business has their own unique needs for record-keeping. As a graduate of U.C.Berkeley and having the privilege of living in northern California, I respect the independence and self-sufficient spirit of business owners in rural locations. Working with Katherine, serving a variety of clients with an array of bookkeeping needs, allows me to use my skills in organization and customer service. I enjoy using computer software to make bookkeeping streamlined, accurate, and flexible to the needs of each of our clients. Helping small business owners keep up with the pace of business today is an exciting field, and I’m honored to be part of Katherine’s team.