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Meet Giovana Bier of My Cats And Me in Aurora

Today we’d like to introduce you to Giovana Bier.

Giovana, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My Cats And Me was born from an internal need for change. After working 4+ years for the same company, and growing in the corporate ladder, I felt that I was lost. I was working 12+ hours a day. I was working so hard for someone else’s dream.

I had a breakdown, for which I took some day off to re-think life. I was resentful, I was depressed. I took the time to figure out what really fulfills me. For a split second, I wanted to change careers altogether.

Spending time with cats – Tiger, Arnie, and JR – I learned a lot – self-love, boundaries, following your cycles, unconditional love, and empathy. I realized that I LOVE working with numbers – not because they’re easy – but because they’re a universal language, and it tells a story. I figure that success to me is: impact. I wanted to impact as many people as I can by communicating their business finances story.

I have a very diverse background – I have a B.A. in Hotel Management and Hospitality (UNIVALI – Brazil), I worked in customer service, Manager at a language school, wedding planning, etc. I speak Portuguese, English and a tad of Spanish. This diversity helps me be empathetic and communicate with people in a way they understand.

I believe there’s wealth for everyone, and when one succeeds, everyone around it succeeds.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No road is ever smooth. I’m originally from Brazil and moving to the USA was not easy. I’m so fortunate to have a loving and supportive husband.

The culture difference is always so challenging – missing my family, my country, the food. Felling out of place, not being understood, is always challenging. This is probably why I leaned over to the numbers world as it’s easier to communicate (numbers are the same pretty much everywhere).

Please tell us about My Cats And Me.
My Cats And Me is a bookkeeping services company for the creatives and entrepreneurs.
Bookkeeping is making sure that your business finances are organized, your receipts in order (yes, you need those!), everything is categorized accordingly and you’ll have all the information you need for when tax season comes.

We like to see finances as one of the most important portions of any business, that no business owner really needs to be doing. My goal is to communicate the history your business tells in a way you can understand. Take all the lingo away and make it accessible. We empower business owners to make educated decisions.

We work from a place of empathy, from a place that I want to help you achieve your dreams – because that is my dream.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I have so many! Any given Sunday lunch at grandma – where we’d play “shark” in the pool with grandpa – eat carrot cake with my siblings and cousins and eating a lot of delicious hand-made food by grandma.

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Cara Benak

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