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On this episode we talk to Karen Dellaripa. What if you were taken out of your business unexpectedly without the ability to return or contribute to your business? How devastating would that be to your company? That’s exactly what Karen Dellaripa experienced when she fought off pneumonia during the intensity of January, February, and March bookkeeping season. Karen shares her story, lessons learned, and what you can do for your business to make sure that you are never taken out and your business doesn’t suffer.
Karen is a CPA, with 30 years accounting experience. She is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, rated Top 100 for four years in a row. Karen is also a Master Certified Profit First Professional, who has been with Profit First since the first graduating class in 2015.
Since 2003 Karen has been helping small and mid-size businesses organize their finances, manage costs and improve profitability. Her accounting consultancy firm, Beyond Your Books, focuses on providing its clients with accurate, real time meaningful financial information to assist them in making important business decisions that will positively impact their business and help them grow. Done using a nearly paperless process, it offers standardized workflow processes and an ongoing commitment to technology and staff development.
In 2016, Karen Dellaripa set out to reinvent her solo practice. In one year, she has built a firm that transitioned to a firm-of-the-future-trusted-advisor model, and now supports 7 employees, 2 interns, 2 dogs and 2 cats who all work from home, often in pajamas.
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