Our experience (...with MyTopBookkeeper") has been one of extreme professionalism, outstanding performance and response. MyTopBookkeeper has been invaluable, met or exceeded our needs. We highly recommend MyTopBookkeeper.
"Over the course of the last 3 years, Laura and her team at MyTopBookkeeper have proven to be an invaluable resource time and time again. In the span of our relationship with MyTopBookkeeper, our company has scaled from 20 employees to over 100, and from 2 locations to now 10. Beyond providing top end bookkeeping and process development, I have always felt that Laura has a genuine interest our success. - CVD, Client
She is not your normal accounting type; she has the personality (which I envy) to be able to talk to prospective clients about their needs and wants. She has been wonderful to work with; she can and will answer questions for the bookkeepers and the clients. It has truly been a great working experience. When she interviews a client she gets right to solving their requirements and then matches them to a bookkeeper that ensures a fit. It is a gift!
MyTopBookkeeper has provided me with enough clients/work to fill my needs. They provide the clients. They provide the workflow guidelines. They pay on time, every time. It couldn’t be any easier for me. Also, as a remote bookkeeper, it’s also nice to know that I can reach out to another professional bookkeeper when I need to get someone else’s opinion on a bookkeeping matter. That kind of support is great. Laura’s efforts to improve the standards of the bookkeeping industry by working solely with certified bookkeepers is, in my opinion, much needed.
At the time, I was running a well-established small bookkeeping business. When I came in contact with Laura, I discovered that I could expand my business without expending all my resources on unnecessary overhead. Not only did I grow my client base rather quickly, I was able to keep the majority of my profits right in my business. Although growth in clients and income is imperative in maintaining a successful small business, I consider the support, mentorship and camaraderie to be the greatest assets. Laura and her team have a wealth of knowledge in various industries and hold themselves and each other to the highest ethical standards. I would recommend Laura and her team, without reservation.
LT – Bookkeeper
I found an ad for a new company, MyTopBookkeeper Management aka Stonebridge Bookkeeping of which their goal was to do exactly what I wanted to do. Perform bookkeeping tasks as needed for small companies intending to grow but without complete reporting ability for their companies,they were unable to make wise decisions to accomplish their goals. They would contact Laura and she would then refer these companies to a business like mine and Laura & I would work together to establish bookkeeping procedures for these businesses. Many of them were new start-up businesses. Laura would meet with them first in order to establish exactly what their needs were and then refer them to me. Laura & her staff were always available to me to provide answers and help me establish good procedures for these companies. Laura provided training while here in the Phoenix area to help the bookkeepers that she referred to assist their growth. Laura is always on the cutting edge of using technology to streamline the duties and is the first to share these new systems with all of her bookkeepers.
This experience with Laura’s company has provided me with the knowledge that I needed to establish even more client opportunities in my own company. When I started with Laura with my first client, I had 2 businesses. Along with the businesses Laura has provided along the way, I have worked with 30 companies through these past 5 years. Many, of which, have grown to the point of having to hire an in-house bookkeeper. I am very proud of that! And credit Laura’s guidance for my success.
I am blessed to have been lead to Laura to help me do something that I love and to watch it grow.
KL – Bookkeeper
Laura and her staff in AZ were amazing to work with and if I had a problem they were there anytime I needed guidance or just another set of eyes.
For any bookkeepers or accountants looking to get a quality set of people to work with and tips on how to grow a sustainable business join up with Laura and her team!
Five Zero Trees
-Standing Out in a Crowd-
With six locations open and another three storefronts in the works, Five Zero Trees is well on its way to becoming a major force in Oregon's cannabis retail industry.
According to general manager Samantha Davidson, Five Zero Trees has invested heavily in store ambiance and worked with Scott Davidson Design to create retail locations that stand out in the crowd. Davidson, who had previously overseen the Schoolhouse Electric project that turned a rundown industrial building in Portland into a post-modem show space for high-end furniture and design studios, is largely responsible for the Five Zero Trees design concepts.
Utilizing materials like repurposed barn wood and salvaged timber from shuttered lumber mills, the stores have a warm ambiance similar to that found in an upscale apparel retailer or outdoor equipment supplier.
In addition to three locations in Portland and one in Oregon City, Five Zero Trees also has stores near the coast in Astmia and Cannon Beach.
Co-owners Case Van Dome, Joel Jennings and Jason Cain knew from the beginning that they were going to focus on creating environments that were inviting to everyone. They reasoned that cannabis and CBD, when legal, would rapidly gain mainstream acceptance with an ever-widening cross section of the American public, and their stores reflect that belief.
Equally important to the owners is a commitment to their employees, many of whom have been with the company since its inception more than five years ago. "We are our people" is a favorite saying when it comes to staff.
Five Zero Trees - a reference to Oregon's 503 area code - is a growing and profitable Oregon retail enterprise that is also committed to being good corporate citizens. The company makes a point of being involved with many different organizations in the business community, including the local Chamber of Commerce.
"We try and understand our consumers and the different demographics to produce brands and also to provide the best service possible," Bilton says.
"Laura Shepherd, certified public bookkeeper and owner of Stonebridge Bookkeeping (now known as MyTopBookeeper), is on a quest to educate the CPA and business communities on the value and importance of working with certified bookkeepers. “Too few people know the difference between certified and non- certified bookkeepers. One of my drives and passions is to show there is a choice...”
- A Certified Success