Building a better future
one anti-capitalist business at a time

Full Service Bookkeeping

That's the technical term in any case... in reality, it's so much more than just data entry, payroll, financial reporting and the like. It's peace of mind, it's the reassurance of knowing that someone with almost 20 years of experience is keeping your books in order. My favorite part? It's having "financial reports" translated into language you can understand, so that you can SEE the story your money is telling you about your business.  

(Apologies, the site is still being updated, if you are interested in my bookkeeping services, please fill out the contact form below, and I will get back to you within 24 business hours)

Anti-Capitalist Business Strategy

It's sort of like business coaching... but without the bullshit so prevalent in the "Coaching Industrial Complex", and actively working against the standards set forth by Late Stage Capitalism - in other words, we want you to prosper, but not at the cost of your soul! My focus is on helping you build your business based on what works for YOU, so that you can achieve sustainable long term success (as defined by you).

(I'm not currently taking new clients, but will be soon - contact me to get on the interest list)

End of Year Bookkeeping Wrap Up - Special Offer

The last couple of years have been a hell of a hard-weird-exhausting time... but for some of us, it's also been a hell of a good time for business.

Having done bookkeeping for small businesses for nearly 20 years, I know that it's INCREDIBLY common for business owners to get to the end of a year full of unexpectedly good sales and realize, "I need to file taxes, but I haven't even begun doing my bookkeeping for the year!"

(Seriously, it's more common than not for new clients to come with an entire year's worth of books to get caught up on... so no need to feel guilty or embarrassed, you're in good company)

Of course, normally, when a new client comes to me needing a year's worth of bookkeeping done in a matter of weeks, I charge a "rush fee" on top of the standard bookkeeping fees - partly to discourage y'all from waiting until the end of the year to dump it on me ;P ... and partly because doing that much work all at once means more visits to my massage therapist.

But I've decided to do things a little differently this year - I understand that the last couple years have been full of unprecedented stress and difficulties. And I have no interest in adding to that.

Which is why I'm opening up a limited number of "End of Year Bookkeeping Wrap Up" spaces in my calendar WITHOUT the usual rush fee.

Limited, because I can only do so much bookkeeping between now and April 15th, when taxes are due.

No rush fee, because I'd like to make it as easy as possible for you to say yes.

How this works:

  1. You fill out this form to let me know you're interested
  2. I review the info you've provided, and get back to you (within 2 business days) with a quote for the work to be done, along with an estimated timeline for completion
  3. If you find the quote agreeable, you pay 50% down to secure your spot
    • If you're new to my sphere, I'll also make a date with you to chat briefly via Zoom (before you send in payment), to make sure we like each other enough to work together
  4. We'll coordinate transfer of information for your books so that I can get started (don't stress the how, I'll walk you through this part)
    • Questions will inevitably arise as I process your information - we'll address these as we go, mostly via email
  5. Once your books are completed for 2020, I'll transfer a copy of the file to you, along with all pertinent financial reports (i.e. everything needed by you and/or your accountant in order to file 2021 taxes)
  6. You'll pay the remaining 50%
  7. If needed, we'll make a Zoom date to go over any questions you might have

There are currently 4 spots open.

Interested?

Fill out the Intake Questionnaire to get a quote

Have questions? If you prefer to chat before filling out the Intake Questionnaire, you can book a 20 minute consult (which, to be clear, is NOT a sales call - it's your chance to ask questions, no more, no less)

Or, if you prefer email, fill out the contact form below and I'll get back to you within two business days.

A quick note on cost:
The amount I charge will depend on the details of your business - I do charge a flat fee per month's worth of work, but what that fee will be is based on a number of factors which can vary greatly from one client to the next.

Granted, I know that's not a very helpful answer when you're trying to figure out if you can afford something or not - what I can tell you is that my fees start at $350/month, most clients fall within $500 - 700/month, and the highest rate currently is $3500/month (for a small-ish corporation with multiple employees and a significant number of monthly transactions)

(Please note that the final quote will be calculated as {monthly rate} x {number of months worth of work to be done}, not the number of weeks or months it takes me to complete the work. Just to be clear 😉 )

A few other important notes:

  • I work primarily in either QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online - if you prefer the Dekstop version, then final bookkeeping files will be sent as QBO files, financial reports can be sent as PDF, Excel, or both. For those who prefer QuickBooks Online, you'll have access to your Online account, and I will also be sending financial reports as PDF, Excel, or both.
  • The quote I send will be based on the information you provide on the intake form - if the information isn't complete, the end cost will need to be adjusted accordingly
    • If you have ANY questions on this, reach out and we can schedule a call to go over your details and make sure everything is covered
  • The estimated timeline for completion is based on you providing the information I need in a timely manner - if you delay in getting that information to me, the final completion date will adjust accordingly

 

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About Me (the short version)

illustrated rendition of Heidi, head in hand, holding a cup of tea in the other

Born and raised in (far) Northern California, I've had the benefit of being involved in small business practically from birth - my dad was self-employed, my mom soon followed, and I started my first business when I was still in my teens (making and selling jewelery).

In my early 20's, I became what I called an "Accidental Bookkeeper" - it was never my intention to do bookkeeping professionally, but I sort of fell into it, found out I was really good at it, and fell in love with the ways bookkeeping can support the development of a *sustainable* business.

By my mid-20's, I was growing restless with bookkeeping, and started to delve into the world of coaching - both life and business. I explored a number of coaching programs, before ultimately becoming certified by Barbara Sher (frequently referred to as the Godmother of Life Coaching) in 2015.

In the meantime, I gave birth to two adorable (and incredibly high energy) boys, and discovered the challenges of raising kids while building and running a business... and at the same time, started to realize just how much capitalism not only participates in, but actively encourages, all the 'isms that are so rampant in the world (not to mention the destruction of our planet).

So in 2018, I decided I had to take a break from business coaching - I couldn't in good conscious participate in the building of more businesses until I had at least SOME idea of how to do so without continuing to perpetuate the ills of Late Stage Capitalism. (I've continued with bookkeeping, as a means of both supporting businesses I respect and believe in, and you know... paying the bills!)

Since then, I've also been learning and absorbing Anti-Capitalist strategies and ideals... which isn't to say I'm perfect, or an expert, but I certainly feel much more confident in the possibility of building "Anti-Capitalist" businesses that support the people running them, the communities they engage with, and the environment that we all rely  on.

As with everything, I'm a work in progress... but these days, it feels good to be putting my progress to work in benefit to my community.

Email: heidi@heidihauck.com

(Illustration by Ray Cornwell)