How to structure Profit First for your industry with Billie Anne Grigg
Contractor Success Forum
This week we're talking with the Senior Strategic Guide at Profit First Professionals, Billie Anne Grigg. We discuss how important it is to structure Profit First for your specific business and industry, common pitfalls for those just starting to implement Profit First in their business, what Real Revenue is and why it matters, and how Profit First helps contractors survive seasonality.Visit the episode page at contractorsuccessforum.com/billieanne for more details and a transcript of the show.Subscribe for free resources and to be notified of future episodes at contractorsuccessforum.com/subscribe.Find all episodes and related links at ContractorSuccessForum.com.FIND US ONLINERob Williams, Profit Strategist | IronGateESS.comWade Carpenter, CPA, CGMA | CarpenterCPAs.comStephen Brown, Bonding Expert | McWins.com
058 How Setting Up Your Ideal Week Saves You Time with Billie Anne Grigg
Smart Strategy for CPA's
My guest today is Billie Anne Grigg, the Lead Technical Guide of Profit First Professionals, where she helps accountants, bookkeepers, and financial coaches learn how to leverage the Profit First brand and principles to stand out from their competitors, become more profitable, and transition to a more consultative role with their clients. She is also the founder of Pocket Protector Bookkeeping and a frequent contributor to financial and industry blogs, including Fundera Ledger and AccountingWeb. I wanted to interview Billie Anne because she is a master at time-blocking her calendar. And what I have noticed in my interactions with her is that every time we talk, she arrives a few minutes early, is settled and prepared, and ready to get started on time. Managing my own time has always been a struggle for me. My hubs, who is really good at being on time, once said to me, in the most honest and compassionate way, “Sweetie, time management is just one of those things that most people learn to do as they become adults.” Many of us have this challenge. So why not learn from somebody who really has it dialled in. And see what we can take from what she does and implement it in our own lives. When doing time blocking, we should focus on: business delivery business development personal stuff There were a number of take-aways that I will be thinking about for my own calendar. The main thing that time blocking helps me with is being realistic about time. Because I can operate in Wishful Thinking when it comes to how long things take in Real Reality, as opposed to my Wishful Reality. And when I time block, it shows me where my thinking is flawed. It also helps me let go of “getting it all done” because when I have planned my time thoughtfully in advance, then I know that I am doing the right activities. I have already thought it through, made the choices, and blocked it out. So when things I want to get done don’t get gotten to, like that LinkedIn article I wanted to write last week, I know it’s ok to let it go. Another opportunity will come around and I can try again. And on behalf of my own clients, the key takeaways were around: Having a rush fee to protect your time Having an engagement letter that clearly spells out how this relationship is going to roll Not being open to taking calls all the time. Connect with Billie Anne and Profit First Professionals: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billie-anne-grigg-79919067/ Profit First Professionals: http://profitfirstprofessionals.com Upcoming Webinars/Workshops: https://shethinksbigcoaching.com/webinars-workshops-schedule/ Work with Geraldine: Strategy Session https://shethinksbigcoaching.com/strategy-session/ 1:1 Coaching https://shethinksbigcoaching.com/business-coaching/ VIP Day https://shethinksbigcoaching.com/vip-day/
002: Putting Profit First in Your Business With Billie Anne Grigg
Women's Business Workshop Robin Walker
[Series One: Lakeside Speakers] In this first series, I am bringing you inside business tips from the business wisdom of the Lakeside Conference speakers. In Episode 2, I am talking with Billie Anne Grigg, a certified Profit First Professional and owner of Pocket Protector Bookkeeping. Profit First is a process created by author Mike Michalowicz and explained in his best selling book, Profit First. We are talking about how the Profit First method can help small business owners find more profit in their business. Join us in our facebook community where you can get support, planning help, and make some amazing new connections. Join us here. If you loved this episode and are feeling generous, would you mind leaving a review on itunes? This is episode one and it would mean a lot to hear your voices cheering me on. Click here to leave that review. Select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review”. Thank you! Mentioned in this episode: The Lakeside Conference: https://www.womensbusinessworkshop.com/lakesideconference Your action step: If you don’t have one yet, open a savings account that is linked to your business bank account. Then start putting 1% of every sale into this account. Find Billie Anne: Pocket Protector Bookkeeping Billie Anne on facebook The post 002: Putting Profit First in Your Business With Billie Anne Grigg appeared first on Women's Business Workshop.
EP120: Billie Anne Grigg – Embrace Challenges To Grow Your Bookkeeping Business
The Successful Bookkeeper Podcast
It can be terrifying. Starting a bookkeeping business or running one, can have so many potential pitfalls that it could make you tear your hair out. However, if you have clarity in regards to what your direction is and determination to execute your goals, you can overcome challenges. Our guest, Billie Anne Grigg has done that. She has been a bookkeeper for years and is the founder of Pocket Protector Bookkeeping which aims to provide an excellent virtual bookkeeping and managerial accounting solution for small businesses that cannot yet justify employing a full-time, in-house bookkeeping staff. During this interview, you'll discover... How to overcome the fear of letting go of clients How to see hiccups as a motivating factor to grow your business How to improve cash flow and profitability from the ground up To find out more about Billie Anne Grigg, visit https://www.thesuccessfulbookkeeper.com.