More than just bookkeepers...
Polymath helps small businesses with their bookkeeping, business strategy, and profit planning.
The Polymath vision is to make the world a better place, built on a foundation of thriving small businesses. We fulfill our mission in three ways:
- Nurture - We educate business owners to lead healthy businesses with healthy, happy teams.
- Connect - We partner in collaborative relationships as trusted advisor on the journey to fulfillment, success, and profit.
- Manifest - We train others in our professional community on how to redefine our industry and raise the bar, thus helping more businesses all over the world.
Our purpose is to Empower Your Passion.
Meet our Team
What is a Polymath?
A dictionary definition…
noun 1. a person of great and varied learning; 2. a person of learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.; 3. a renaissance person; 4. Someone skilled in a variety of tasks in order to make the work of others easier.
… A weight off your shoulders.
Origin: 1615–25; < Gk polymaths learned, having learned much, equiv. to poly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. deriv. of manthánein to learn
Related forms: pol⋅y⋅math⋅ic, adjective
How Polymath Began:
Ingrid Edstrom started Polymath, LLC in 2008 with the intention to provide high quality and much needed services to struggling local businesses. Polymath really enjoys helping others by doing something they love, and, believe it or not, they really love bookkeeping. Since then, Polymath has been growing and refining itself, and Ingrid and Vanessa look forward to training and welcoming some new bookkeepers to their team!
News and Testimonials
Polymath in the News
Article by Ingrid Edstrom published on Intuit’s FirmoftheFuture.com Bill.com tweeted: “The Best Year-End Process Ever: It truly is a thing of nerdy #bookkeeping beauty.” Said about Ingrid Edstrom’s Year End contributions to the Firm of the Future website. Take a look: https://www.firmofthefuture.com/content/the-best-year-end-process-ever/
Woodard is interviewing the Most Powerful Women in Accounting 2016, and their first episode features Ingrid Edstrom! Listen below, or on Woodard’s site. Podcast description: Ingrid has received awards and recognitions including Top 40 Under 40, 2016 Most Powerful Women in Accounting, and Insightful Accountant’s 2016 Top 100 ProAdvisor, and she is passionate about building online communities. Her successes and innovations with networking earned Ingrid recognition in Intuit’s 2015 Firm of the Future contest. During this episode we will drill down on the benefits and strategies of networking and community building, both online and face to face.
Podcast episode 54 by John Garrett Ingrid Edstrom is definitely not your stereotypical bookkeeper. She breathes fire, plays Irish music in a band and makes videos with her sidekick, Penny, who was created as a prop for a Business Networking International (BNI) meeting. When the attendees commented on Penny, she realized that this was something that made her stand out, so Ingrid brings her along on all her business trips as well as appearances on the AskABookkeeper.com online education series. Listen to the whole episode here: http://tinyurl.com/hpagdvn
Ingrid Edstrom was selected as one of the 2016 “40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession” by CPA Practice Advisor magazine! Why was Edstrom selected? CPA Practice Advisor honors young leaders who are “helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession”. This is quite the honor for the team here at Polymath, who provide accounting services in the way of bookkeeping and are not Certified Public Accountants or Tax Preparers. Polymath has already won numerous awards this year, such as being named a “Firm of the Future” by Intuit, the QuickBooks Company, and being listed on Hubdoc’s “Top 50 Cloud Accountants of 2015.” Read Ingrid’s interview at HERE. For the entire 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession list, click HERE.
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