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.
After her second daughter was born, Cathy started QBOchat as a resource for other accountants and bookkeepers to help them start and grow their own practice.
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.