We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Bissell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
A goal that I have for the near future is to become an Enrolled Agent. The main focus of my business has been QuickBooks consulting and bookkeeping. I am a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer as well, and the Enrolled Agent credential will help me add to my tax expertise.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business began in 2013. I loved working with numbers and had experience doing accounting and working with QuickBooks. I decided to learn all that I could about the accounting software. I worked hard to receive several QuickBooks ProAdvisor certifications. Starting a bookkeeping and consulting business was something that I wanted to do. In 2014, I became a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer. I have been able to work with many different types of businesses and I have learned so much over the years.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hiking and camping are two of my favorite things to do and there are so many hiking trails and campgrounds in San Diego. I like to try to pick a different hiking trail every weekend that I haven’t been to before. Rose Canyon Trail is a nearby trail that I like a lot. The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is a great place to wander the trails and see beautiful plants. My son calls it the “flower museum”. Encinitas also has the Meditation Gardens which is a tranquil place to walk around with koi ponds and ocean views. Across the road from the Meditation Gardens is Swami’s Cafe which is one of my favorite places to eat. They have great breakfast and brunch food with vegan options and smoothies. San Diego has beautiful beaches and it’s hard to pick which beach to go to. My husband and I recently bought paddleboards so we love to go to Mission Bay or Fiesta Island and paddleboard. Balboa Park is always a great place to go with my son because there is the zoo and a bunch of museums.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my husband, Travis. I started my business in 2013 and he has been supportive every step of the way. I could not have done it without his encouragement, love and support.