There are some great business-related reality TV shows I recommend to accounting professionals like “The Profit,” “Shark Tank,” and “Restaurant Impossible.” At Woodard, we are also big fans of the show “Bar Rescue” on Spike TV, hosted by Jon Taffer. Jon Taffer was our
featured keynote presenter at Scaling New Heights 2015, and his inspiration is still echoing in the minds of our conference attendees. Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” is joining us for Scaling New Heights 2016 this May.
But, there is a glaring omission here. Where is the reality TV show documenting the QuickBooks ProAdvisor? Every day tens of thousands of QuickBooks ProAdvisors work with hundreds of thousands of small business owners supporting them as both accounting professionals and small business technology experts. This high impact story plays out all around us every day, but the story remains largely untold. So, we stepped up to the plate and created a web-based reality TV show called “Tech Makeover.”
For season 1, we are performing a technology makeover of the same bar that Jon Taffer rescued in season 3, Episode 1 of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” The bar, called Spirits on
Bourbon, is thriving after Taffer’s rescue, but an overhaul in their technology is going to make the bar run more efficiently and profitably. The technological improvements will improve measurements and management capabilities for the bar owners and the CPA who supports them.
Our Reality TV show is a series of 10 mini-episodes (about 10 minutes each) that documents the transformation of the bar’s technology under the leadership of Patricia Hendrix, an esteemed QuickBooks ProAdvisor from Atlanta GA.
What is Woodard’s role? Woodard’s vision is “to transform small businesses working with small business advisors,” and our driving purpose is “to empower small business advisors.” We play the same role in the show as we do in real life. In addition to hosting the show, Joe Woodard and his team are a support arm for Patricia as she conducts this high energy, intensive small business technology engagement with Spirits on Bourbon.
We will release episodes weekly starting February 22 at www.woodard.com/broadcasts. Visit the site now to watch a couple of “sneak peak” videos. Then, check the site in each week starting February 22 to watch this powerful story unfold.