My name is Georgina Rollings, and I am proud mum to 15 month old twin girls. I am also a business owner having set up a small accounting firm in March of this year.
Setting up my company was surprisingly easy. The difficult part for me was deciding to do it.
I’ve always liked the idea of working for myself, but I was waiting for an idea to come to me, and one never did. It took the complete shift in focus caused by the birth of my babies to give me the inspiration I needed.
By creating my own accounting firm I have been able to use the skills and experience I have spent years acquiring to help other people and their businesses. I am able to look after our girls myself instead of paying somebody else to do it. At the same time I have started a new business adventure which is giving me more job satisfaction that I have had for years.
Starfish Accounting specialises in proving accounting services to small businesses and start up companies. As a mumpreneur myself, I run a mumpreneur friendly company, offering practical accounting and business advice without the jargon.
It’s been tough starting up a business and running it with twins and very little childcare. Luckily my parents look after the girls for an afternoon a week which lets me visit clients and have business meetings – and means that the girls get to be properly spoiled. I’m also very fortunate to have a supportive husband who is also an excellent cook. But I don’t get to have very many evenings off, and I usually end up working pretty late which is not good for my beauty sleep!
The pay off for me at the moment, other than my beautiful babies, is that I am my own boss, and I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of knowing I am helping my clients to run their businesses more effectively. I’ll be able to ramp up the amount of time I spend working during normal working hours as the girls start going to nursery in a year’s time. I’m really excited at the response I have had to my business, and the potential it has to grow.
If you run a small company, or are just starting out, and want an accountant who understands your business and your need to fit in around your children, then try giving me a call. I offer a free hour long consultation, so you can even get some free advice!