But when you made the leap from a cog in a corporate wheel to the captain of the ship, the vision of being your own CEO didn’t include:
- Taking on any and all clients to keep cash coming in the door…
- Working crazy-long hours to manage all the business parts of your business…
- Being on-demand to keep those hard-to-please clients happy…
- …just to make a fraction of what you made at your old firm!
You might be starting to think that owning your own business isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
But here’s the thing…
Owning a numbers business is more than just managing numbers.
The difference between success and failure is not:
X Working 80-hour weeks
X Shoveling more clients in the door
X Discounting your services
X Being a jack of all trades
It’s cultivating the skills and mindsets of an entrepreneur.
And it’s easier than you might think!
Open yourself up to a new way of thinking about your business.
The Connected Accountant has three core beliefs:
You should make more money as a CEO than you made working in the corporate world.
You should love the clients that you serve.
Your personal life should direct your business, not the other way around.
Now that sounds great in theory, but it looks even better in practice!
The Connected Accountant is the CEO of a business that
- Charges premium rates to clients who value your knowledge and expertise
- Utilizes processes and automations that allow their business to hum efficiently in the background
- Leverages a talented team freeing them to focus on growing and scaling their business
And the best part is, you don’t have to go it alone.
Let me show you how to shorten the learning curve and start on the road to entrepreneurial success.
HI, I’M MICHAEL!
The Connected Accountant community grew out of conversations I was having with other numbers nerds about how accountants, bookkeepers, and fractional CFOs could shatter the glass ceiling and start earning six figures or more.
Over the past 6 years, I have built my own fractional CFO firm, KFE Solutions, to serve over 200 clients and hit seven figures in revenue.
But I saw that many of my peers had businesses struggling to stay afloat.
Not because they hadn’t mastered their craft.
But because being a financial professional and being an entrepreneur require very different skills.
I remember in the beginning, working those long hours for little money.
The classic hustle-and-grind mentality.
But one Monday after a long weekend of bending over backward one too many times for a demanding client, I decided NO MORE!.
I fired all my clients and decided to rebuild my firm from the ground up.
And I decided to do things a different way.
I looked for someone who was willing to walk in the trenches alongside me and show me the right way to build my firm.
Someone who could share their stories, their lessons, and their best practices.
Someone who would allow me to learn from the mistakes they made.
But that person wasn’t out there.
So I dug in and learned the lessons of becoming a business owner that became the backbone of The Connected Accountant.
Now I serve as a mentor to my fellow numbers nerds as they grow the sustainable six-figure financial services firms that they’ve been working so hard for.