Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
Hi Ladies! My name is Teewa Akers and I am the Owner & Principal Accountant at the Bookkeepers MD. At the Bookkeepers MD, our mission is to provide quality accounting services and increase literacy one client at a time. Financial literacy is extremely important for individuals and business owners alike.
Without a strong financial background, you may not be equipped to make major financial decisions. We also assist with freeing up precious time for business owners to spend running their businesses instead of worrying about accounting and tax issues.
Photo Credit: Delisa Carol
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
Dating back to my childhood, I have always loved math and problem solving. Initially, I planned on becoming a math teacher, but after I took my first accounting course, I fell in love. Furthermore, in 2007/2008 when the financial crisis hit, I realized that many people made financial decisions without the proper information to fully evaluate their options. This was a HUGE problem and I wanted to help. Not only did I want to solve accounting issues, but I also wanted to help educate others on how to better analyze and manage their finances. This was the driving force behind me creating The Bookkeepers MD.
What advice would you share with ladies interested in a similar pursuit?
Wow, there are so many pieces of advice I would love to share. If I had to choose one bit of advice to share with my fellow entreprenewHERS and soon to be entreprenewHERS, it would be to TRUST THE PROCESS. While success appears to happen overnight for some, everyone's plan and timing is different. Take your time and build your foundation. Building the proper foundation for your business is extremely important and will save you unwanted angst and money.
What is next for your brand in 2016?
We plan on increasing our educational reach. We receive so many inquiries from individuals out-of-state and deployed in other countries about our classes & workshops and have decided to expand our program offerings. Beginning Quarter 1 of 2017, our "Let's Talk About Taxes" and "Let's Talk Cash Flow" courses will be available for individuals and business owners with unlimited lifetime access for their convenience.
How can ladies connect with you online and through social media?
Readers can reach out to me through the following avenues:
LinkedIn: Teewa Akers & The Bookkeepers MD