Gayle Bode began her fascination of the small business financial process when she was 8 years old. She loved to look down from the 2nd story windows of their upstairs office, and observe how her family’s store functioned - from stocking the shelves, to shopping carts being filled with goods, to checking out at the register. She dreamed of having her own business one day, a very specific type of business - specializing in bookkeeping, accounting and operations management. Her extensive business experience ranges from working in-house for local and international CPA firms, to working for businesses of all sizes, in multiple industries, like health and wellness, auto repair shops, architecture and construction. Gayle is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and enjoys public speaking and training. She recently taught a recordkeeping class for the non-profit organization, Women’s Initiative, to help empower new entrepreneurs to better understand their financial situations.