Hey there, I'm Joshua Stiebens and this is a brief summary about me and why I started The Bearded Bookkeeper in 2016.
My deepest passion resides in my faith in Christ and all He has done for me before I was ever born and in my life so far. His guidance, power, and love have blessed me and my family beyond measure. My greatest desire is to live my life in obedience to Him and for His glory. His word (the Bible) is a guiding force in how I manage my business and how I work with my clients.
Beyond my faith, I'm a family man through and through. Pretty much my whole journey into entrepreneurship and the strongest encouragement that's kept me going through all the hardships has been my family. I married my high-school sweetheart at 19 and we currently have 3 young children, a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, and a newborn baby boy! A huge part of why I do what I do is because of the time it allows me to spend with them.
I have a passion for adventure and non-traditional ways of life. I've always gotten bored easily so working a 9-5 job has never a long-term option for me, I need more of a challenge and helping multiple clients provides just that!
After spending 3 combined years working in the accounting industry, offering lackluster services that didn't "hit the mark" I started to realize my heart wasn't in it. I didn't connect with what I was doing. As I dug deeper I realized my favorite work was when I was creating unique ways to add value to clients - embracing ideas the accounting industry has largely shied away from.
So I decided to take everything I knew, throw out the "old way of doing things", and start finding ways to add real value to clients - value they could see every year in business growth, in their bank accounts growing, and in their growing confidence! I wanted to create a service that wasn't like the big box services - I wanted to offer something personal and customizable.
My primary goal was to help improve business profits so others could spend time with those they love, invest in causes placed on their hearts, and live the life they're working so hard to create.
So today, that's exactly what I do.
If you're in the market looking for someone to help you improve your business (or simply reduce your stress) book a free call with me today!