Hear from our clients:
The Heads of State
"We wanted help through some growing pains and to get a good clear vision on where we needed to take our business.
[Now] I am able to see the big financial picture very clearly and I feel that though we’ve always had the information, I’m able to see and interact with our financials in a way that is actually empowering and not scary as shit. The numbers mean things! Real things!"
I would absolutely recommend [Wanderwell], especially to companies started by folks who don’t necessarily have a business background. [Know] that they can offer suggestions and expertise but nothing can change unless you actually take the advice.
I wish that we had engaged with [Wanderwell] before to get a more solid footing earlier in the life of the business.
Cheyenne Gil Studios
I really needed someone to talk to who knew what the hell they were talking about. I needed to hear/know that my business was going to move forward or that it was time to shut it down.
[After working with Wanderwell] I just feel better about being in business (after being severely burned out).
Things feel more clear and organized in a way that works for me. Kate didn't try to mold me into someone I'm not - instead, she helped me figure out what would work best for me when it comes to systems, planning, etc.. I'd recommend Wanderwell to any small business owner who is feeling overwhelmed or who is trying to grow their business and take it to the next level.
I now have systems in place that I can work from. I have a set plan for the near future, and a rough plan for the far off future and the tools to refine that rough plan. The budget tool is another huge thing for me. Having someone just lay [the financials] out for me and show me what I need to do and what number to put where - that's a big deal.
Looking back at our original support requests, we were all over the place.
We were looking for financial help, business advice, strategic decision making support, hiring help, etc. That really reminded me where we were back when we began our engagement—confused.
Our work together exceeded my expectations. I had lost sight of my role and what I wanted from my business. I had reached a point where I was burnt out and considering giving up. I was confused and lacked direction. Our work together helped me find direction, and was a great balance of providing advice and giving me the tools to find the answers myself.
Wanderwell has helped us improve our financial tracking and forecasting, better long-term planning/visioning, make difficult decisions around staffing and roles, and put our profit first to help us get back on track.
Kate is an incredibly thoughtful advisor. She is able to see the big picture and serve as a guide to help you come up with solutions to solve your business challenges yourself. Kate won't tell you that she has all the answers, but she'll listen and provide her input/expertise so you can create solutions that work for your company.
Tell Me A Story
I worked with Kate on strategizing and reworking how I approach and run my business. While in the thick of it, I think it was hard for me to see how much I had actually accomplished working with Kate. I knew I was working hard, answering the questions asked of me and exploring new ways to get to the aspects of my business that were giving me a hard time.
The big realization came at the wrap up of our work together. I had completely shifted the way I manage my day to day operations and schedule my time.
I found a through line to my service offerings and a bigger vision for why I do the work that I do. Kate is a calming force and listens and problem solves in a way that is collaborative and innovative. It was a pleasure working with her and I can’t wait to continue my growth and work with them again.
Having come from a career where I helped advise small business folk I thought I could do it all for and by myself when I started Wild Hand. After months of trying to manage the books while managing a new career and industry it became clear that help was needed and Wanderwell provided instant and monumental relief.
I wasn’t alone anymore and suddenly an entire space in my brain was free for more creative thinking, personal space, and moving forward the business based on clear, reliable financial data.
Wanderwell has cleaned up and managed our bookkeeping, sales tax filings, inventory adjustments, and become a partner in creating the financial data organization I needed to make thoughtful, sustainable decisions for Wild Hand. I’m oh-so-grateful for the kindness, creativity, expertise, attention to detail, and general resource that the Wanderwell team brings to our work!
Lindsay Docherty Photography
I own a boutique photography studio and want to run my business as effectively and efficiently as possible. This means outsourcing what I can't or won't do. For me, this is the bookkeeping.
Enter Wanderwell. They takes care of the things that send me into a tizzy - sales, expenses, taxes [and are] reliable, thorough, responsive, patient, organized, personable, and more useful than just balancing the books.
They love working with small businesses and actually spend time helping you organize your numbers, process, and thoughts... Basically, I just really, really trust them, and that's after going through 4 CPAs, 1 financial advisor, and 2 bookkeepers in the last 5 years. When you're having someone deal with something as personal as your very own business, you understand how important it is to truly trust the people who manage the numbers.
The (rad) kinds of businesses we support:
Design & Communications
The Heads of State
Self Aware Creative Studio
Team 624 Communications
Tell Me A Story
Ocean & Mountain
Film, Media, & Video Production
All Ages Productions
Blackstar Film Festival
Bonfire Media Collective
Shannon Collins Photography
Mister John's Music
Primal Supply Meats
South Philly Food Co-op
Philly Style Bagels
Nutmeg Cake Design
American Poetry Review
Historic Rittenhouse Town
Ars Nova Workshop
RAIR - Recycled Artist In Residency
Movement & Social Change
Be Bold Media
Movement Alliance Project
Culture Work Studios
The Bureau of Tactical Imagination
Creative, Interiors, & Landscape
PS & Daughters
Urban Loft Window Treatments
Susan Sutter Interiors
Done & Dusted
Jig Bee Flower Farm
Health & Wellness
KG Strong Training
Formation Sauna & Wellness
Three Queens Yoga
Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Makers & Retail
Wild Hand Fiber Supply
Occasionette Goods & Gifts
Rat City Studios
L Priori Jewelry
Vault & Vine
The Sable Collective