About Shelly Robbins
309 5th Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Shelly Robbins has been putting sustainability into practice for over 25 years, starting their own company founded on providing a flexible workforce back in 1999 (“Robbins’ business takes off”), spreading their message of "success through sustainability", and through their unique style of peer-led professional support groups.
After 10 years of running their accounting technology company, Shelly launched the "Talk & Swap" peer support groups. These groups bring professionals together to share laughs, tips, advice and sometimes clients. Shelly has helped business owners to sustainably grow their own companies, with the support of peers along the way. It's that philosophy of “specialization through collaboration” that has made Shelly, and The QuickSource, a leader and a model in peer mentoring and support for accounting technology professionals.
Over years of facilitating and building these groups, teaching, training, and leading dozens of seminars, Shelly has trained hundreds of bookkeepers and accounting managers, and has taught accounting and accounting software as as a speaker for conferences such as XeroCon, Scaling New Heights, SleeterCon, and for companies such as Finagraph and Xero. Shelly has taught accounting and accounting software at Bellevue College, and nationally as a speaker for Intuit's Trainer Writer Network-an esteemed group of only 100 members. Shelly has been published by Intuit in “How to Form an Accountant's Meetup Groups in Your Area”, “CPA Case Study: QuickBooks for Mac to QuickBooks Online”, and “Peer Groups: Why Joining Peer Groups Pays Off For CPAs.”
Shelly has been passionate about success through sustainability throughout their twenty five years of teaching and training accounting professionals. Shelly believes “Sustainability Accounting” will change the way small businesses define success, and is using the meetup groups they facilitate to teach the core principles. Shelly continues to provide training at the Bookkeeping Coach teaching Xero software through private or group classes online and through online support groups at Imprint, where small business owners support each other in and implementing and practicing ethical and sustainable business practices.
In Shelly's words
“I have a long time passion for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable business and have practiced sustainable and socially equitable accounting for my entire career. It’s important to me that the businesses I work with have environmentally sustainable business practices and that they treat their employees in a way that promotes dignity and equity. Starting out as a bookkeeper on the first version of QuickBooks® (in DOS), I am a QuickBooks® Training and Troubleshooting Expert. I became Xero certified in 2015 and get Xero set-up done right, leveraging everything Xero has to offer to improve your business processes and speed your cash flow, and your sustainability.
Like myself, my clients value independence in their work, deliver high-quality in their business, and believe that the work they do adds value to the world. I love teaching and developing communities of users who are working to increase their understanding of accounting software and sustainability. There is so much work to be done in the constantly-moving and ever-expanding field of accounting technology consulting that there is much to be gained when consultants team up together. ”It's that philosophy of specialization through collaboration that has made The QuickSource the leader in peer mentoring and support for accounting technology professionals."
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999-- Shelly was one of the earliest bookkeepers to pass the Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor test in 1999.
Sleeter Certified QuickBooks Consultant--The first national community of top technical experts in QuickBooks® programs.
Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer/Writer Network Member--Shelly was accepted into this esteemed group of only 100 members by Intuit in 2009.
From its inception, the Quicksource has donated QuickBooks training and support to community groups that support small business owners from disadvantaged populations, and non-profit groups that work towards a just economy and the equitable distribution of global resources:
Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights, 2002-2017, Board Member, past Treasurer (WROC), 2002, Volunteer
University of Washington Business Economic Development Program, Volunteer Instructor, 2006-present.
Community Alliance for Global Justice, Volunteer QuickBooks Trainer/Troubleshooter, 2005-2013.
Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Volunteer QuickBooks Trainer/Troubleshooter, 2006-2007