Bookkeeping Professionals Only…
BKX is THE tribal community event for Bookkeeping Professionals only. This sacred time is for you to:
- Accelerate your business
- Connect with a community of like-minded professionals
- Energize by taking time to work on your business
What to Expect
Let's face it...owning a bookkeeping business can be lonely. The trials and opportunities we face are unique. Wouldn't it be great to meet with others who know what you're going through? Guess what? They're all here at BKX.
Experience, "they" say, brings knowledge. I call horse-hockey on this. It's all about learning the right skills at the right time. AND...skills that your clients will actually pay you good money to perform. Those kinds of skills lead to confidence. This is what BKX delivers.
Propel your business (and life) forward. Where else can you go as a BK Pro and be surrounded by ONLY BK Pros? Ummm, that would be no to the where. Except BKX!
Tribe. Family. Posse. Whatever you call us, we are "different". That uniqueness means that we need to stick together. We come together here...at BKX.
Please Note: As we finalize the remaining speakers, the times/dates of speakers may change.
Founder and CEO, Bookkeepers.com
Ben Robinson is the founder and CEO of bookkeepers.com. He has helped thousands of Bookkeeping Professionals to start, grow and transform their practices into true businesses.
He used his background as a CPA for small businesses to formulate a blueprint that helps our profession deliver more value to our clients and earn more money.
Ben was an air-traffic controller in the Air Force before graduating from the University of Central Arkansas. He proudly supports Bookkeeping Professionals around the globe through a partnership with Charity Water.
He lives in Atlanta and has three grown children, one in college and two who work with him.
CEO of Bookkeeping For Painters
Melissa Honan is the CEO of Bookkeeping For Painters, a bookkeeping & tax firm that works exclusively with painting businesses. Melissa’s team focuses on building solid client relationships and staying current on industry-specific knowledge that painting business owners need to succeed. Under her leadership, Bookkeeping For Painters serves over 100 clients at $1.5 million in annual recurring revenue. She attributes her professional success to the company culture she has created that advocates work-life balance, mental health awareness, and treating colleagues with respect and empathy.
In addition to her role at Bookkeeping for Painters, Melissa is a Mindset and Sales Coach for bookkeeping business owners that want to scale their businesses to 6- or 7-figures. An introvert herself, Melissa has 15 years of sales management experience with proven tools and techniques to teach anyone how to sell comfortably. This Fall, she will be releasing her first e-course in a series that will provide the complete blueprint for bookkeeping sales for introverts.
Make sure you subscribe to find out what Melissa is working on next in her newest venture as the co-host of the I Love Bookkeeping Podcast, the perfect outlet for Melissa to channel her love for bookkeepers.
In her personal time, Melissa has mastered the art of the pina colada, although she hates getting caught in the rain and adamantly believes that long walks on the beach are terrible (ow, her ankles). She and her husband Daniel, along with their two children and dog, currently reside in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Jeff Seibert is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who was recently named one of Insider’s “Top 100 Seed VCs.” Seibert co-founded Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter for over $100 million), co-created Fabric (acquired by Google after reaching two billion smartphones), and, before that, co-founded Increo (acquired by Box). His latest company, Digits, is setting out to revolutionize business finance. A self-taught programmer, Seibert released his first app at the age of 13, long before he led the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series at Stanford University. Driven by a desire to solve problems, build solutions that matter, and protect the privacy and security of end-users. Seibert has invested in more than 60 other start-ups and recently starred in the Netflix phenomenon “The Social Dilemma,” which was nominated for “Best Documentary” at the 2021 BAFTA Awards.
Wayne Chang is a serial entrepreneur and investor who’s been named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Angel Investors and one of “40 Under 40” by Boston Business Journal. Chang’s ability to meld psychology and strategy has led to magical product and design experiences that have scaled to more than seven billion devices. He co-founded Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter for over $100 million), co-created Fabric (acquired by Google), and won an Emmy Award as a producer on the environmental documentary “Chasing Coral.” A college dropout, Wayne has been awarded an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Throughout his career, he’s been involved in more than 80 start-ups and 32 exits, resulting in $150-plus billion of value created. His latest company, Digits, is backed by $32 million from Benchmark and GV and is setting out to revolutionize business finance.
Owner, Specialty Bookkeeping, LLC
Tyler Otto along with his wife Karen are the owners of Specialty Bookkeeping, LLC, where he has developed a winning formula for an innovative, virtually based accounting and tax firm. His company leverages technology to simplify client’s financial processes, creating greater visibility into their financials and driving profit. He has extensive experience in the finance side of the hotel and tourism industry where he has also served as the Corporate Director of Finance with Imprint Hospitality in 2020. His primary focuses include database architecture, Visual Basic scripting, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Data Mining. His recent activities include doing large financial system migrations for several companies spanning the hospitality to the construction industry.
Tyler has a passion for team development and promoting fun and collaborative cultures. He believes that a dedication to continuous improvement and learning is the backbone of any successful venture. He loves helping clients make more money. His career has been focused on serving as a financial analyst and business partner, helping business managers make strategic decisions that will grow their business for years to come.
Tyler is a fanatic about making new relationships and collaborating with others on large projects. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Karen and two children. When he’s not geeking out in Visual Basic, he’s found in the woodshop doing any number of woodworking projects, or on his road bike.