Getting my brave pants on

It seems the speaking circuit is calling lately with invitations to speak at a few different events coming forward. I feel very honored to be asked and extremely nervous at the same time. Hearing stories of peoples business journey is always really interesting and hopefully I can inspire a few people along the way.  I wrote a post on our journey in March. I have been invited to speak at…  Read more

Celebrating 15 years in business – Our journey

Our journey started just over 15 years ago.  I was a solo mum with 2 wee girls aged 8 and 5, one of who had some pretty big health challenges.  I was working 20 hours a week for MFISH and doing the bookwork for a plumber as a second job.  What started as an idea to be able to work from home and be present for my kids morphed into…  Read more

NZ Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Award 2017

The last couple of months have seen me on a plane (or a bus….) more often than not, so it has been lovely to spend the last two weeks at home with my family. Sometimes work seems to take over and the ever elusive ‘work/life balance’ goes out the window. Are you ensuring you are looking after yourself and have balance in your life? September saw me attend Xerocon in…  Read more

Two down…. two to go

A month ago I wrote about it being award season and writing award applications for relevant organisations.  There is a huge amount of effort that goes into these award applications, and what you learn about yourself and your business whilst going through this process is a win in itself.  If you haven’t done it or are worried about doing it, just give it a go.  I am happy to chat…  Read more

Our story…

Ontrack Bookkeeping was born in 2003 from a passion for helping people and seeing a need in business community for a quality, affordable and stress-free bookkeeping service.  I was working part time for the government and part-time as a bookkeeper for a plumber at the time.  As a mum of two young girls (one of who had serious health issues) I really needed to do something that meant I could…  Read more

So this is me…..

‘You should write a blog about you’ they said.  ‘People want to know your story’ they said.  ‘They want to know the person behind the business’ they said… Really??  Well if ‘they said’, then I guess I must… So, here goes…  My name is Di.  I’m a mum of two and a wife, a boss of five, or maybe seven..  a company director and a sister of three, a daughter…  Read more

Awards Awards Everywhere….

It seems to be that time of year where there are industry awards happening everywhere. The Northland Westpac Excellence in Business awards are run by the Northland Chamber of Commerce every year, and are a fantastic opportunity for all businesses.  The experience is incredible, the outside view you receive of your own business, and the recognition of your achievements is amazing. In 2007 we entered these awards as a means to grow my business and…  Read more

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