Working Women Wednesday: Danielle Hayden & Lindsay Darby

Working Women Wednesday is a bi-weekly highlight of the hard-working and wonderful women within the Girl Gang. This week’s feature are the Founders of Kickstart Accounting, Inc.


Your Local Girl Gang: Tell us about Kickstart Accounting. What is your mission statement? When did you launch your business?

Danielle Hayden: We launched our business four and a half years ago. Kickstart Accounting Inc. helps women feel empowered by providing bookkeeping services and financial education so that they can understand and grow their businesses. Our passion is helping women understand their financials so that they can run a successful and profitable business using their finances.

YLGG: What is the best piece of business advice you have received?

DH: Just do it already. Stop planning, stop trying to make everything perfect and just move forward and learn as you go through the process. The key here is to learn from successes and failures and do not get paralyzed by preparation.

YLGG: What characteristic do you most admire in other entrepreneurial women?

DH: Tenacity and support. The women entrepreneurs that I have met over the last four years are some of the most amazing women and I am so thankful for having them on this journey. I have never met a group of people who are so passionate, resilient, motivated and driven with a level of sheer perseverance. As women we face so many challenges and I love the way the women we have met have been able to face those challenges and grow from them.

YLGG: Have any mistakes shaped the way you run your business today?
All of them! No seriously, I mean all of them. We have learned so much over the last four years. We have grown as a firm and have been dedicated to improving our company everyday as we learn what works and doesn’t work.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with first class service and providing a one of a kind workplace for our staff, but that takes continual growth and change. We are committed to changing the way we provide our service to our clients to ensure that we always providing the highest level of service, which includes optimizing our technology, have an amazing staff and always being humble and kind.

YLGG: What is something you could not go a day without?

DH: Our staff. We cannot be who we are today and everyday without our amazing staff. We have built a team of intelligent and friendly bookkeepers who help support our clients. We recognize that we cannot be who we are without these women and I am beyond grateful for having them in our lives and our business.