Lastly, in our #FindYourPartner series, we interviewed Michelle Van Wyk, from Secure Tax Consulting. This is a story of how one woman is trying to make a difference in peoples’ lives and their businesses. From helping her husband get back on track, to working with NPOs and companies that are assisting in building a better future for our country… This is Michelle’s story.
Can you tell me a bit about your business and what you do for your clients?
I am an accountant and assist businesses with accounting, bookkeeping and tax services. I love how different all of my clients are and it keeps my work very interesting! From an invoicing perspective, I assist clients who own carwashes, others are in the entertainment industry, IT companies, design firms, facilitators, training, trading and bookstore owners.
For other clients, I do their invoicing and assist with their banking. Some of my clients aren’t always open to new technology but once I alleviate their fears around security and show them how transparent it allows the client-accountant collaboration to be, they usually come around.
How did you get into this business?
I started by doing my husband’s company’s books for 4 years. Last year, I went on my own to help small businesses as well as NPO, MPCs, and EDCs. It all began when my husband’s company’s bookkeeper, who was on a monthly retainer, had nothing to show after years of doing the books. My husband lost a lot during that time and by the end, he had to start all over again. I didn’t want other businesses to have to go through that, so I decided to start my own firm. I realized that there is a huge amount of start-up businesses that need the assistance of an accountant or bookkeeper from a compliance and advisory perspective.
Can you give us 3 reasons why QuickBooks service solution is so handy?
Using the mobile app, as well as working online from your desktop is so helpful because your company data is always accessible. It also allows me to be totally transparent with my clients which put their minds at ease because they always know exactly what’s going on with their company financials, at all times.
How has your experience with EasyBiz Technologies been?
I’ve loved it. The turnaround time is amazing. EasyBiz will tell you it might take up to 3 days to fix something, and you find it’s done the next day. Their customer service, response time and resolve time are superb.
How has QuickBooks Online added value to your business?
With my husband having to start over again it showed me that there are businesses paying way too much money for someone that isn’t assisting them in the best and most efficient way. That’s where I come in – assisting clients who’ve been let down from their previous service provider. Together with the latest in technology, I help them see the bigger picture. The majority of my clients have seen massive growth because of it. I have saved my businesses from being deregistered because they are also now fully compliant. Being able to be a part of that, is my success story. QuickBooks Online and EasyBiz Technologies have helped make it possible.
Michelle is the perfect example of how the right people and expertise coupled with the latest in technology can make a massive difference and help businesses grow and thrive.
We hope our #FindYourPartner interview series was informative and assists you in your business endeavors. Together QuickBooks Online and EasyBiz Technologies will help your business grow from strength to strength.