I’ve had a week to digest all the activities of Profit First Professionals ProfitCon 2016, the only conference dedicated to Profits. It’s not that we’re a greedy, far from it. We do realize that small businesses are the engine of our economy and 80% of them fail within 5 years. So our Profit First Professional’s mission is to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty! By helping others learn about the financial side of their business we can help them become profitable and even pay themselves.
At bookskeep we take this mission seriously and I attended ProfitCon to learn the latest thinking from the author of Profit First, Mike Michalowicz. Mike has become a mentor to me over the past year and I have learned so much and my business as grown a result. At the end of the event Mike recognized 5 individuals for their participation in Profit First Professionals. Those recognized for awards in specific categories include:
Member of the Year – Cyndi Thomason
Top Contributor of the Year – Billie Anne Grigg
The Big Giver of the Year – Lynn Mattice
Marketer of the Year – Jon Neal
Rookie of the Year – Femke Hogema
The final award Mike presented was for Profit First Professional’s Member of the Year and I am thrilled to be selected as this year’s recipient! It is such an honor for me to be a member of this organization and to learn and grow from the members and headquarters team. To be singled out for this award, is very touching because I hold them all in such high esteem. I’m so excited to continue to work with this group and to be on the front lines fighting entrepreneurial poverty!