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Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.

I had a trust problem. I wanted to be in control of every part of my business because really, my business felt kind of like my “baby”. I created it, grew it, poured time, effort, emotion and my heart into every part of it! Handing off pieces of it and letting go of some of my hard-earned profit wasn’t something that seemed enticing to me. 

 

However, after I spent several years being completely miserable with the amount of work that was looming over me and all of the business responsibilities that I couldn’t keep up with, I finally surrendered to the concept of outsourcing. Now, I’m addicted to it. 

 

I’ve realized that I can actually make MORE money and be LESS STRESSED if I handed over the parts of my business that didn’t need my personal touch!  One of the areas that we started outsourcing was hiring a CPA to handle our taxes! However, for years, we only used our CPA for taxes and nothing else and we realized that we were missing out on so much.  We were using this resource for the BARE minimum and after some research, we realized that we were leaving so much on the table in this part of our business.  We now have handed over not only taxes but also all of our bookkeeping and payroll. It’s life changing and so freeing to have an actual professional taking care of this side of our business! 

 

Today in our brand new Youtube Episode, Michael is sharing THREE QUICK TIPS that we have implemented in regards to how we handle the end of the year and our finances!!! 

 

 

Thank you Michael for picking up the slack when I’m in no way wanting to be filmed right now at 38 weeks pregnant!! I can’t wait for this baby to be here!!! 

 

If you’ve missed some of our past videos, here are some of our post popular episodes from the last few months:

Shooting My First Wedding with the New R6

The Impact of KJ Education

The New Color Grading feature in Lightroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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