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Kelly Ross

Director of Tax and Accounting, TPS Accounting Professional Corporation

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Lianna Harrington

Who is Kelly Ross, could you please introduce yourself?

I have two daughters aged 12 and 14 and a stepson aged 22.  We are a hockey family, with husband a Head Coach, and both girls play AA girls hockey.

What is your business and when did you start?

My business is TPS Accounting Professional Corporation and I started in back in 2014 when I decided to open up my own business so I could be flexible for my family as needed while still doing the work I love to do.

What inspired you to start your business?

My family inspired me to start my business since I realized that I wasn’t spending as much time with them as I liked and I didn’t like the idea of saying goodnight to young children over the phone some nights.

What were the challenges in the initial stages of your business and how did you overcome them?

Cashflow!  Starting up your business is not an easy task and when you leave a high paying job, to start up your own business, this is something that takes adjusting to.  To overcome this, I stuck to a budget for both the personal side and the business side and was lucky enough that my husband had a steady job so we had some income we could rely on to ensure the house ran at all times.

What motivates you about your business?

My clients!  I love to see people succeed and overcome obstacles so I really do think I feel all the emotions with them when they go on these business adventures and I celebrate the wins with them!

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?

Stay true to the reason why you started your business.  Always remind yourself why you are here and make sure you enjoy the ride!

Interesting fact most of the people do not know about you?

I was a competitive dancer when I was young.

The best business advice I ever received was…

Enjoy every step of the journey!

My definition of success is…

being better than I was yesterday!

If I could go back in time when I started my business, I would tell myself to…

continue to put your heart in everything you do, but don’t forget to also take care of yourself along the way

 My personal tagline is…

When its tax time, its TPS time!

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