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Her Story

Christine Teixeira P Eng.

Owner - Accountability Financial

Christine's Story :

A few years ago, I found myself at a crossroads: continue in my engineering career or follow my dream of entrepreneurship.

I had wanted to start my own business for some time, but was struggling with figuring out when to take the leap.  It was a risk to leave a successful full-time career and jump into the unknown, but I have two young daughters and was finding it difficult to achieve balance between working full time and being available for them.

With excitement, enthusiasm, and a healthy dose of fear, I decided to become a full time entrepreneur in 2016 after launching Accountability Financial in 2015.

I absolutely love working in the financial industry.  I have always been a numbers person; I even took a recreational math course with my father several years ago.

Yes, math is FUN for me!

Both my mother and my husband have been my encouragers and have helped me every step of the way.  Even though I had done my research and knew that there
was a real need in Peterborough for the services I would provide, I still found it nerve-wracking.

To say I was surprised at the response was an understatement.  I was absolutely blown away at how quickly my business grew.  I was fortunate to find a mentor who
was retiring from the industry, so not only did she provide valuable feedback to me, she also was able to pass on several of her clients to me!  In just over 2 years, my
business has grown to the point where I have brought on 2 staff and my client list continues to grow.  I have also had the opportunity to mentor 2 new bookkeepers as they start out in their businesses.

My journey to become an entrepreneur has taught me that I have what it takes to be a successful business owner, and I am excited to see what the future holds for my business.

If you are where I was a few years ago and considering entrepreneurship, I encourage you to find a mentor, lean on those around you who are your cheerleaders, and do it!

My only regret is that I didn’t become my own boss sooner.