Please introduce yourself to our readers:
Hello Glambitious Readers!
I am Alexis Sidney, a powerhouse tax and accounting professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. As an IRS Enrolled Agent, and CEO of First-Class Accounting & Tax Services, I love interpreting the intimidating world of taxes, coaching clients with personal finances, and working with small businesses to help them keep their accounting affairs on track.
What makes you a visionary?
My creativity, open-mindedness, and love for bringing new ideas to truth makes me a visionary. I am constantly dreaming and staying ahead, always taking advantage of opportunities in which I’m able to scale to new heights. Failure is not an option in my world!
Share the 3 key steps that helped you bring your vision to life:
Gaining industry knowledge has allowed me to bring my vision to life, and run my business well. I am always on a quest to learn new relevant information, to help me stay up to date on future directions of the tax industry. I am a big proponent of obtaining industry certifications, attending training, participating in social groups, and gaining insight to help increase my vision.
Relationships with friends, colleagues, and professionals with similar business interests have been very important, as they have assisted me with bringing my vision to life. Understanding time constraints of day to day living and not being able to do everything entirely by myself, allows me to take advantage of relationships and the opportunities these relationships bring for sharing knowledge, support, motivation, accountability and polishing my entrepreneurial skills.
Knowing my purpose in life has allowed me to reach potential for making a huge difference in the community and for the customers I serve. I am not just doing clients’ taxes or handling their finances, but I am living my vision through being a trusted advisor, with the ability to provide insightful advice to enable clients to make informed financial decisions.
What is next for you in 2020?
I am definitely seeking increase in 2020! I am also the founder of Financial Treehouse Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and our mission is to promote financial literacy to youth. In 2020, we plan to launch our first series of Financial Literacy outreach programs later this year. In addition, I will officially launch the First-Class Accounting & Tax Services Tax Education &Coaching program in August 2020 as a new service line of business. The goal of this education/coaching program is to provide individuals interested in joining the tax industry with the education, resources, and hands-on coaching support to establish their own business and operate successfully.
How can readers connect with you online?