As a female entrepreneur running a business in the traditionally male-oriented science and innovation sector, I previously found it difficult to meet other women in similar situations, but I have found many inspirational role models through Enterprising Women. Enterprising Women has helped me grow by giving me insight into how successful companies are run, and offering business support and advice.
Lisa Newton, founder of Boogles Ltd formed the company in 2004, in the same month that she graduated from City University with a Masters degree in Investment Management.
Lisa is a member of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers). Her background is predominatantly in accounting, bookkeeping, finance and marketing.
The motivation for starting a business at the age of 23, was down to reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki who said that if you want to be rich, you have to learn how to be a business owner and / or investor.
Lisa writes a money column for Precious Online, and is an Ambassador for the Girls Make Your Mark campaign, and feels very strongly about encouraging people - young, old, male and female to get out there, have a go, and to start your own business.
The goal is to bring Boogles to all businesses who need bookkeeping help, and to get more people to understand how money works.
Boogles Ltd is primarily a bookkeeping service, although it also does bookkeeping training, and money workshops aimed at women - covering budgeting, money management, how money works, creating abundance etc.,
In addition, Boogles have a legal bookkeeping division - aimed at solicitors, and helping them to keep their books compliant with the solicitors accounts rule.
The Boogles Kids Club was recently launched, and is aimed at helping young people to improve their maths skills, and to learn the importance of saving.
Boogles is currently franchising their bookkeeping service across the UK.
Ms Lisa Newton
Fitzroy House - 3rd floor