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Podcast Interview with Christopher Aborqui

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In this episode of the I AM CEO podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Chris Aborqui, a 24-year Navy veteran and small business owner who provides outsourced bookkeeping, payroll, and tax services to other small business owners in the Virginia Beach area. Chris shares his insights on the challenges of accounting for small businesses and the benefits of outsourcing to professionals.

Throughout the interview, Chris emphasizes the importance of having a clear understanding of your finances and seeking help when needed. He also discusses the benefits of using technology to automate and simplify financial processes, as well as the challenges of entrepreneurship and the importance of perseverance.

Chris shares his CEO hacks and nuggets, which include staying organized and focused, and defining success on your own terms. He defines being a CEO as having the vision and drive to make things happen.

Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the importance of financial management for small businesses and the benefits of outsourcing to professionals like Chris. Chris' experience and expertise in the field make this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in improving their financial processes.

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Christopher Aborqui Teaser 00:00

When I first started my business, I was just offering bookkeeping services, and I noticed that when I started, people were asking, do you do taxes as well? I was like, yeah, I actually do taxes. It's not something I was focusing on, but when I put those two together and packaged it together our business just took off.

Intro 00:15

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you are in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:41

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Or what I like to call the CB Nation architects, those that are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focusing on knowing thy numbers. I could hear the phrases from Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank, and if you understand or don't understand exactly what numbers is, think finance, economics, accounting, capital, investment, funding, bootstrapping, anything that's around numbers. So, we have to understand how important it is to know your numbers and how important that is for you to forecast, make decisions, and to be able to truly strategize around your business and do that successfully.

Things are gonna be a little bit different obviously, this month. So look for CEO hacks and CEO nuggets and interviews that focus around this. But more than everything else, make sure that you know your numbers because they're extremely important to the life of your business.

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Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I had a very special guest on the show today. I have Chris Aborqui of Light the Way Business Services. Chris, it's awesome having you on the show.

Christopher Aborqui 02:07

Thank you for having me.

Gresham Harkless 02:08

No problem. Super excited to have you on and learn a lot more about all the awesome things that you're doing. Before we jump in, I want to read a little bit more about Chris so you can hear about some of those things.

And who says accounting isn't sexy? He is sure nobody ever has thought about that. But for business owners, it's a necessary evil. Chris, 24 year Navy veteran chose to help small business owners navigate the accounting world by providing outsource bookkeeping, payroll, and tax services.

As a small business owner himself in the Virginia Beach area, he understands the struggles business owners face managing their business.

Chris, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Christopher Aborqui 02:42

Hey, hey, I'm ready to do this. Let's go.

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