Our Zeal Story

We are Zealous people dedicated to helping small business owners find their passion again, meeting them at the center and heart of their business.
Every business starts with a core passion, or “why“. However, as a business owner, it’s very easy to get lost in all the tasks and duties of running a business. You find yourself spending more time on the things you’d rather not do, instead of what you love and enjoy.
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Our mission is to help you stay focused on the most important parts of your business, so you can finally achieve the goals and life you dreamed for yourself when you first started.

We do this by not only taking the books off your hands, but being truly invested in your success from the start. We believe that when you succeed, our success comes naturally.

What Are YOU Zealous About?

Successful people engage themselves in or around things they are Zealous about. This sort of engagement brings meaning to your life and makes it easier to know your “why”. Your “why” is what makes you get up every morning and hustle each day, and is the key to your long-term success as a business owner.

Tell us, what is your “why”, and does it play a major role in your business today? Let us help you rediscover that passion to keep you Zealous in your daily life.

Business owner (Tara Bates) smiling

Hey! I’m Tara, the face behind Zeal Bookkeeping.

I started this business because I wanted to create a better life for me and my family. Not only that, but I wanted to focus on my 2 passions: bookkeeping and helping people.

I’ve found that through bookkeeping, I’m able to take away a major headache for business owners and allow them to breathe a little. I can help their businesses grow, instead of just get by.

I LOVE that I get to help so many small businesses while doing something that I’m Zealous about! This is the heart of Zeal Bookkeeping, where your passion meets ours.

My “why” is being able to spend time with my family. Getting to drop off and pick up my oldest from school, be home when my husband gets home from his long day, cuddle with my babies at nap time.

Being outside, especially being around horses, is another one. I love the way you have to form a trusting bond with them, and a little dirt and mud never hurt anyone.

– The Zeal Family –
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