About QBOchat & Founder, Cathy Iconis
In 2009, Cathy Iconis had the perfect idea: to start her own business and have a baby at the same time. Needless to say, there were some growing pains and tears from both mother and baby, but Cathy is a special brand of crazy.
She soon became a Quickbooks Online expert and aggressively networked on Twitter to make connections, grow a following, and showcase her expertise. The industry took notice as Cathy was recognized as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Honorees for nine years, and would have gone for 10 if it weren’t for the pesky age cut-off. She became such a sought-after expert that she even helped Intuit develop the first version of its Advanced QuickBooks Online Certification.
In 2015, Iconis Group was selected as a winner in Intuit’s “Firm of the Future” series. Cathy has presented her advice at QuickBooks Connect conferences for Intuit and also participated in numerous speaker panels.
After her second daughter was born, Cathy started QBOchat as a resource for other accountants and bookkeepers to help them start their own practice. The weekly Twitter chat delivered advice for developing systems and using Quickbooks to help accountants and bookkeepers build their best bookkeeping practice. QBOchat has now evolved into a weekly podcast. Cathy also mentors through the Facebook group “Building Your Best Bookkeeping Practice.”
Through her training, podcast, community, and support, Cathy strives to help accountants and bookkeepers build their best bookkeeping practice, rather than suggesting everyone fit into the same box.
The core of Cathy’s teachings is to ask a simple question: “What makes you happy?” She finds it easy to fall into the trap of feeling like a failure if your practice isn’t growing as rapidly as others, but if you listen to your passions, you’ll find your own level of success.
Cathy lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. She believes life is too short to take yourself too seriously, but she is very passionate about helping you find success.
There are a million different ways to build a practice — let’s help you live your vision and build your best bookkeeping practice today.
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Training & Courses
Our on-demand courses allow you the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. With each on-demand course, you’ll get access to video training and additional downloads to help you in your practice. You can access your library at any time to view your purchased courses from anywhere.
The Build Your Best Bookkeeping Practice Podcast launched on November 1, 2019. Cathy gives you a no BULL, fun, and informative podcast about building a bookkeeping practice of YOUR dreams.
Our app demos and webinars are sponsored by partners dedicated to helping bookkeepers and accountants. This is your chance to connect directly with these businesses to learn more about their apps or services and see how they can help your practice.
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