Living in the age of technology, everyone is utilizing the internet to function. I find myself more than often using the internet to get directions, contact information for local stores, and researching to further my knowledge in business. Here at Better Business Financial Services we feel that adding a personal presence on the web is crucial for client retention, and also prospective ones. So we've developed a blog!
Who are we? At BBFS we pride ourselves in being approachable, developing a relationship with our clients, and not being your average, dull, boring accountants and payroll people. We are a diverse group here at the office; parents, athletes, musicians, and artists. We truly enjoy the people we work with, from our coworkers to our clients. Many of us are involved with non-profits throughout the community and rotarians. Giving back to the wonderful area we live in is our mission. I'm utilizing this blog not only to keep you posted on accounting, tax, and payroll tips but to maintain the personalization we strive for at BBFS. So at times it will purely be "what did Branden do today?".
Before I continue on, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce who I am...who is R. Branden Welshons?
Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, I attended SLO Highschool, and went on to Cal Poly SLO. Majoring in political science/pre-law I worked at BBFS throughout my highschool and college career. I had every intention of becoming a lawyer but soon realized that such a path wasn't very fitting for my personality. I find that my college education is helpful at our firm, many times we have to deal with the legal ins and outs of business issues. Being able to understand contractual obligations gives us the edge up on how to treat diverse companies. After college I took advantage of a rare opportunity to travel. Being an avid cyclist I wanted to tour. I boxed up my bike, packed a tent and sleeping bag, then caught the next flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. I spent two months traveling from Canada to Mexico on my bike, only me, my thoughts, and my bike. I visited close friends and made a ton of new ones, all of which I keep in contact with today. When I find myself stressed I look back on my experiences, the tranquility I found, the peace, and the reflection. In those two months I learned more about myself than in the 24 years prior. Since that trip I've made it a goal to work on self-development, last year I walked across Spain with two friends for a month, covering over 300 miles by foot. I've been lucky enough to travel and realize what a great area we live in. I appreciate the bubble I call home. My goals are to take an even more active role in our community and grow Better Business Financial Services beyond the already phenomenal reputation we hold as being the best firm in town.