As a small business owner, it can be easy to feel like you're constantly fighting an uphill battle just to keep your business afloat. With limited resources, stiff competition, and unforeseen challenges, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and give up. But before you do, consider the inspiring story of Megan Schwan, CEO of Sidekick Accounting Services.
Megan's entrepreneurial journey began unexpectedly when she was laid off from her part-time bookkeeping job as well as her other part-time role at a landscaping company within a month of each other. As a mother of two small children, she knew she needed to make a change, and decided to take a leap of faith and start her own bookkeeping business from home.
At first, it was a struggle. Megan had to figure out the entrepreneurial journey as she went along and lacked the safety net that comes with traditional employment. But she was determined to make it work and began reaching out to people on LinkedIn, making connections, and getting referrals for her business.
Over the next 7 years, Megan grew her business from a one-person operation to a multiple six-figure company with a team of 8 employees. She attributes her success to networking, education, and hard work. By being intentional about growing her business, Megan was able to take calculated risks and seize opportunities as they arose.
One of the key factors in Megan's success was her willingness to learn and improve her skills. As an avid learner, she takes accounting classes to better communicate with her clients and become a better educator. Her approach to business is to provide information, educate her clients, and build trust with them over time.
At Sidekick Accounting Services, Megan and her team are committed to helping businesses organize, understand, and use their numbers to grow profitable and successful companies. They understand the challenges that small business owners face, and work tirelessly to provide solutions and support.
So if you're a small business owner feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, take heart from Megan's story. With hard work, determination, and a willingness to learn and grow, you too can achieve success. Don't be afraid to take risks, network, and be intentional about growing your business. And when things don't go as planned, give yourself grace and use those experiences as opportunities to learn and improve. The world needs your unique perspective and talents, so keep pushing forward!