Case Study: How Frustration Grew a New Practice

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After working for a previous company, Ingrid Edstrom finally got fed up with not being recognized for fixing problems and learning the bookkeeper was making more than twice her pay. She decided to leave the company and started her own bookkeeping company, Polymath LLC.

This is Edstrom’s story of how she created and grew her practice into a firm of the future amid the worst recession the country had seen in decades.


While working for a previous employer in Oregon several years ago, Ingrid Edstrom found herself in an unsettling position. The wholesale and manufacturing firm’s bookkeeper delegated tasks to Edstrom because the bookkeeper was unsure of what she was doing.

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About Jeffrey McKinney

About Jeffrey McKinney

Jeffrey McKinney is a long-time freelance business writer and reporter, contributing to Black Enterprise magazine for several years on broad range of business and financial topics. 


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