Hey there, it's Matt Buckner, the proud founder of ShoreSource Business Solutions, and I'm thrilled to take you on a trip down memory lane as we celebrate our remarkable 10-year anniversary. It's been quite the journey from the early days of uncertainty to building a business dedicated to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs across the United States.
The Birth of ShoreSource Business Solutions
Back in 2014, after a stint at a Bookkeeping firm, I found myself at a crossroads. That's when the idea of ShoreSource came to life. The realization hit me – I loved working with small businesses, helping them navigate their finances, and being a resource they could rely on daily. The joy of assisting people and the belief in treating others the way I wanted to be treated fueled the creation of ShoreSource. Networking became my lifeline, and the first clients trickled in, boosting my confidence to continue doing what I loved.
Winning Moments That Shaped Us
Ah, those early victories that etched themselves in my memory. One of the first was realizing that ShoreSource had established itself purely through word of mouth and a stellar reputation. People were finding us on Google, and referrals from satisfied clients were pouring in – a true testament to the trust we had built. Then came the big win – landing our first major client for fractional CFO services. It allowed me to bring all my skills to the table and solidified ShoreSource as a multifaceted solution. Being listed on the referral list of one of the largest CPA firms in our area was another feather in our cap, validating the hard work and dedication.
Professional Growth: A Journey of Learning
Looking back over the last 10 years, the growth, both professionally and personally, has been nothing short of amazing. Learning from diverse experiences and collaborating with incredible individuals have been key catalysts in ShoreSource's evolution. The commitment to constant learning has been a driving force, ensuring we adapt and improve each day.
Of course, the journey wasn't without its share of challenges. Mistakes were made, failures were experienced – that's just part of the entrepreneurial game. What matters is the ability to learn from those setbacks, view them as opportunities for improvement, and keep moving forward. Clients come and go; that's the nature of the business. The focus remains on maintaining strong relationships and forging ahead.
Envisioning the Future
As I look into the future, I see ShoreSource continuing to grow and serving clients nationwide. The digital landscape allows us to operate 100% remotely, making it more feasible than ever to extend our reach across the United States. I'm excited about the prospect of ShoreSource becoming a recognized name on the national stage, especially in providing top-notch bookkeeping services to E-Commerce companies.
Advice to My Past Self
If I could go back 10 years and give myself a piece of advice, it would be this: You can't please everyone, and it's okay to say no. Focus on what you know, prioritize your strengths, and watch the magic unfold So, here's to a decade of success, growth, and making a positive impact! Thank you for being part of the ShoreSource journey – here's to many more years of empowering businesses and thriving together.