In this NICHE series episode, I talk with Meryl Johnston, the co-founder of Bean Ninjas. She shares her journey into e-commerce accounting and the valuable lessons she's learned along the way. From managing a team of contractors to choosing profitable clients, she provides valuable tips for success.
Meryl is a Chartered Accountant and investor. She founded Bean Ninjas in July 2015 with $1,000 following the 7 Day Startup methodology. Now 8 years later the company operates in Australia, the US and UK and has a distributed team of 30 people.
After 6 years as CEO, Meryl stepped into a part-time advisor role at Bean Ninjas and has a leadership team running the day to day operations (this was in December 2021). She is now focused on her podcast, the Lifestyle Accountant Show, and investing in businesses in the accounting industry.
On the weekends Meryl can be found surfing at a local Gold Coast beach or hanging out with her partner and two daughters.