Come Celebrate at our LIVE event!

Are you looking to connect with other Bookkeepers who understand what it takes to run a successful business?

Then Join Us for This Unforgettable Retreat!

September 14 and 15, 2023 | Northern Illinois University | Naperville, IL (near Chicago)

Spaces are filling up quickly, so sign up now!


Bookkeeping Buds is hosting an amazing 2-day event for bookkeepers and accountants running a firm. You'll spend two days working on yourself and your business, laughing, networking, and learning the latest industry secrets to keep your business thriving.


We understand that every bookkeeping and accounting business is unique. That's why we say NO to one-size-fits-all advice that treats your business like a carbon copy of all the others. At this retreat, you'll receive wellness and self-care ideas, motivation from others who have been in your shoes, and a complete support system to lean on when the going gets tough.


Day 1: The first day of the retreat is all about you! You'll spend the day focused on yourself, your needs, and your mental wellbeing. We understand that running a small business can be stressful, which is why we're dedicating a whole day to self-care and mindset activities. You'll get your focus, determination, and tranquility back while receiving support from others who can relate to you.

We will have presentations on the topics of the Importance of Sleep and How Sound Healing can help reduce stress.

You'll also enjoy some dedicated time to network with others, share the struggles and successes of self-employment, and offer encouragement and solutions to each other as you power through the difficult times together.

Day 2: The second day, we're all business--literally! This is the day when you'll receive top-notch instruction from some of the industry's fiercest leaders. This year, we're honored to be joined by Sarah Prevost and Kate McGill Johnson. Sarah is a successful entrepreneur whose amazing advice you won't want to miss. Kate has years of experience empowering and uplifting other bookkeepers and accountants. You can be sure that the lessons you learn from these ladies will level up your business.

You'll also have the opportunity to ask our speakers questions about their business, their experiences, any struggles you're dealing with, or anything else.

Then, we'll all get together for drinks and laughs at our fun reception. And of course, no event is complete without an exciting raffle to raise money for an amazing cause! The proceeds from the raffle will support the American Cancer Society, and you'll have the opportunity to win some great prizes, too! At this event, you can get some goodies and give back, too.

And that's not all. We've got lots of fun surprises up our sleeve we can't tell you about yet, so don't miss out. Sign up today!


To keep this magical event intimate and special, we've limited our attendee count to 50 guests. Spaces are filling up fast, so book now before we're full!


The event takes place September 14 and 15, 2023 in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, IL.  It will be held at Northern Illinois University Campus, located at 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville IL 60563.

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The dress code is casual, so you can dress however you feel comfortable.

There is a hotel available with our room block discount rate. The hotel is located directly across from the campus where we're holding the retreat.  However, there are many lodging options on the same road.

There are many restaurants in the area, so there's no need to rent a car unless you want to stay for some additional Chicago sightseeing.

If you are tired of doing everything on your own and want to spend a few days recharging and connecting with the most AMAZING women in our industry, then sign up today. We can't wait to see you in Chicago!

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