As a client of the Next Level Firms Program, you are immediately immersed into a community and a training experience granting you all the tools necessary to start and grow a hyper-profitable accounting, tax and financial consulting practice. Over 100+ hours of technical training, live Q&A, the community filled with like-minded professionals striving for similar goals to you willing to do whatever is necessary to help each other achieve their goals.
If you are interested in learning more, I, Andrew Argue, have created a brand new free Accounting Seminar where we dive into How to Start & Grow A Hyper-Profitable Accounting, Tax and Financial Consulting Practice without A License, Degree or Certification.
Hi, my name is Douglas Church. I live in Southern Maryland with my wife, Lisa. Before I started working with Andrew, I was a systems/electronic engineer working for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Been there for about 35 years. I could see working there that my income was limited. Working for someone else had constraints for growth you don't have when you're in business for yourself.
So I've wanted to start my own business for a while. Had been reading a lot about it and looking for different ideas. And my wife, Lisa, is an accountant and a CPA and agent and so forth and so she's been growing her practice. And I could see after time of looking at all my options that the best alternative for me was to help her grow her business. But I didn't really know how to do that. I didn't believe in the ideas that I had. Turns out from the training, we're not...the things that would have been a waste of my time.
Anyway, saw Andrew's ad about growing an accounting practice. And I kept looking at the ads, researched them on the internet, looked up his clients, read a bit, what I could about them and their businesses. And I ended up calling, since I wanted to work with my wife, called and asked if I could talk to someone in their group that was a husband-and-wife team. And I talked to them, and they all made it look like it was legit, good opportunity.
And so since I've joined I've actually not been disappointed at all. When we went through, we learned a lot about sales and marketing, learned how to use LinkedIn Navigator, Linked Helper, Woodpecker. I use all of those tools now. Andrew's tech support team helped me a lot, kept the speed on that.
And since then I have actually been getting a pretty steady stream of contacts. [inaudible 00:02:06] emails. My wife, Lisa, responds to them. Our niche is real estate investing. Lisa, right now does about five strategy sessions a week. And actually has trouble keeping up with the contacts that we bring in through that. I do the LinkedIn work and the Linked Helper work and the Woodpecker work, and Lisa's the one that...she responds to the emails and sets up the strategy sessions and talks to the clients.
So since we've been working with Andrew, she's received several new tax clients. And right now she's so busy trying do taxes for this mid-October deadline. She's on hold, she can't even...hasn't even had time for the last two weeks to even look at the current contact list that I've provided her. She has converted several existing clients, which has been a real blessing to monthly. She's learned how to charge, how to manage the business and so forth from it. And I think it's win-win both her and for her clients. I think it's win-win for her clients as well. That's worked out well so far.
And I'm currently going through the Accounting Technical Training since I have no background in accounting. And, my goal was to pick up bookkeeping work and tax work. I'm interested in both of those actually. I like to train and teach. So I have a long-term goal maybe of doing that, but we'll see. But my plan is actually not just working getting clients, it's actually doing the work. So I'm starting the training and going through that now.
For someone that's thinking about working with Andrew, first point I'd say I highly recommend it. I think it's been an excellent investment and worth every dollar I've put into it. It's definitely not a scam. The strategies are working for us. You have to put the time in and effort, but I think it's been well worth it. And Andrew and his team are very, very good mentors. Both Andrew and his folks that do training, they're very good. They know the business. They saved us a lot of time from...just wasted on activities that wouldn't produce clients.
I guess one of the things that I like, because I read a lot and I research a lot, and I like the idea of mentors and so forth. And I read a lot of mentors that publish stuff and do videos, but they're generalists. And what's unique about this is it's right in your specific business. It's mentoring very specific to your business. So to me it's a lot more valuable than just generic, you know, "How to grow a business," kind of stuff. It's very specific to accounting and very practical, very useful.
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