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Redundancy was a blessing for online marketer Stefan

QLICK.XYZ founder Stefan turned to freelancing as a stopgap in 2015, and has never looked back. Stefan offers some words of wisdom for aspiring small business owners.

Name

Stefan Boettcher

Business name

QLICK.XYZ

Line of work

Online marketing

Crunch package

member since

January 2016

Success doesn’t happen without hard work, but sometimes in life, we just need a nudge in the right direction. This was certainly the case for QLICK.XYZ founder Stefan Boettcher, who was made redundant in 2015.

“I was on the train back home from London to Bournemouth, going through all the options I had,” he says. “Then thought about freelancing as an intermediate stepping stone and as it was something I could do immediately, and remotely. Having a young family at the time to provide for added to the pressure, but looking back, I think was probably the best accelerator and motivation to make things work."

Five years later, Stefan’s reaping the rewards of being his own boss, and hasn’t looked back, and has even branched out into podcasting about business and entrepreneurship!

“If I can give one bit of advice, just go for it! You should be living and designing your own life, on your own terms as much as possible. And that can only really happen (this is my opinion), when you work for yourself.”

While Stefan’s forté is in online marketing, he understands the importance of playing to your strengths. Crunch’s jargon-free combination of simple software and expert accountants ensure that he has more time to spend on what he does best - helping his clients achieve their goals. Managing his invoices, cash flow, and real-time sales stats is made easy, as his business bank account feeds into Crunch for all transactions and expenses.

“The Crunch team provides fantastic support all round, as accounting and taxes - and all the admin that comes with it - is something I want to leave to the experts.”

Want to be like Stefan and do what you love, without worrying about the numbers? Crunch’s accounting packages are specifically designed for people like you. Find out how we can help you.

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