Equestrian Coach Launches New Bookeeping Business thanks to Ideal Schools
Joanne Osborne, originally from Worthing, had always harboured a quiet ambition to be an accountant since her childhood. But her life took a different path, and she enjoyed a career as an equestrian, riding coach and bodywork therapist for over 30 years.
After completing courses at Ideal Schools, a specialist UK-wide e-learning college focusing exclusively on bookkeeping and accounting, Joanne launched her new business. Brilliant Numbers is based near Redhill, and is taking on small business clients in the local area.
When she was pregnant with her daughter, she knew that she needed something she could do from home, and studies that would fit in with motherhood. She found Ideal Schools, and qualified as a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) with help from its learning programme before, going into business for herself.
Joanne said: “When I was studying with Ideal Schools, we ended up moving three or four times in five years, trailing a child and three horses around the country, so I needed studying I could pick up and put down easily.
“I’ve stayed with Ideal Schools all the way to ICB level 4, because they were simply fantastic. The college is incredibly supportive, and there’s always a friendly voice to answer questions.”
After running her business in Northampton for nearly six years, Joanne was ready to re-start after the move near to Redhill, setting up Brilliant Numbers, and embrace new technology. She is presently looking to expand the business, and connect with new clients.
Joanne said: “I am a huge fan of new software, such as Xero and FUTRLI. I’ve been learning how to use visual management reporting programmes, and to help my clients embrace real-time information. I want to collaborate with business owners in a way that’s meaningful to them.
“I want to offer my clients a complete service. I want to provide more than just accounting, and to do it with style, with optimism and a genuine passion”
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