Donna Kennedy, founder of DK Bookkeeping Service, wanted to own her own business even in her youth. After about 10 years working for large companies, she decided to take that experience and launch her own.
"Working at large companies was difficult for me because, as a bookkeeper, I wanted that one on one relationship with the business owner," she explained. "The bookkeeping is better when I can speak with the owner because I can learn more and better assist them in achieving their goals then."
DK Bookkeeping is a bookkeeping and accounting service that provides accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entry, cashflow, and budget forecasting services.
"We provide all those services to keep them going and make sure their income exceeds their expenses and not allow their expenses to exceed their income," Kennedy said. "I do a lot of cost accounting to figure out if they're costing their products and service accurately. I have two degrees in accounting and business management. I'm also an enrolled agent who assists individuals that get audited by the IRS. I don't have a lot of overhead so I'm able to competitively price my services."
Kennedy's advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to work hard. "Be a disciplined worker and a strong representative of your company," she said. "Pass your knowledge along to customers. Communication is very important to working with individuals."