ABA January Member Highlight:
Every month we sit down with one of our amazing ABA members to get to know them a little better! For January, wespoke with Brandi Hawthorne, Owner of Office Services by Brandi, LLC. We ask each member the same questions, providing an opportunity for our members to highlight the important work that they do in our communities. If you’re an ABA Member and would like to be considered for future Monthly Member Highlights, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Tell us about your business?
A: I am a remote bookkeeper and remote office manager for restoration & construction companies all around the US.
Some of my services offered are:
-Introduction into Administrative & Financial Best Practices
-Facilitate Accounts Payable Processing & Check Runs
-Facilitate Accounts Receivable & Collections
-Rate & Material Billings (Pivot Table)
Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: I am happily married to my best friend, Jon and we have 4 small children who I homeschool and 3 adult children in three different states. We enjoy the outdoors; especially hiking, shooting and waterfalls. We recently got a Border Collie that we named Jack and he is now part of our family. I enjoy my family and running my business. God has blessed me beyond measure.
Q: How did your business get started?
A: I worked for a Property Restoration Headquarters for over 11 years where I obtained quite a bit of knowledge & experience. We started a family and I decided I can help multiple restoration & construction owners become more organized and successful in their companies. So I opened my own business, and have proudly run it for four years and each year has been a success with growth.
Q: What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
A: Alton Business Association is a wonderful resource for finding quality candidates for many of our (consumer) needs. Furthermore ABA is a wonderful outlet for marketing your company and there are many opportunities to donate to the community and give back.
Q: What do you value most about this community?
A: I enjoy the kindness Alton Bay/Alton offers one another in all sorts of scenarios. “Help they neighbor” shines through, in our community.
Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?
A: I live in Alton Bay and have a large family, so working from home is a good fit for me and my circumstances. We moved from Michigan to Alton Bay and this is where we call home.
Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: I believe that continuing ed and investing in yourself is very important. To keep working on oneself, to exceed expectations and rise to the next level is crucial. I am a QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor, I have a certificate for the QuickBooks desktop version as well. I am always adding to my services offered to best provide the dependable solution to the owners who need the structure to grow. I enjoying being part of the ABA. I also have participated 2 years in a row in DYOJO SOCKTember competition. This is a new sock raising competition in the restoration industry and this year I donated over 2000 pairs of socks to the children in the foster care system in the state of NH.
Q: What does the future hold for you and your business?
A: I enjoy helping others and thoroughly enjoy running my business. It’s very satisfying being part of another business growing to the next level. I will continue to serve my clients and increase my availability to take on new clients to keep the growth going.
Q: What is one piece of advice you wish you had as a new business member?
A: You don’t have to have all the answers, just get started one step at a time and keep moving forward.
Q: How can people who want to learn more about you or your business get in
touch with you?
I am on Facebook as well.