Sidekick Unwrapped wrap up

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Our first Sidekick Unwrapped workshop went down last week in New Zealand and phwarr…What a couple of days it turned out to be!

Sidekick Unwrapped is a two day workshop we’ve developed for other accountants wanting to start up their own successful modern practices. (Why are we doing this? Well Dave put it nicely when he said “We’ve been through the hard yards over the last few years, completing reshaping and rebranding djca to become a modern practice. We think this knowledge is well worth contributing to the industry. The SME market is large and Accountants all have different strengths to offer, so why not collaborate and share in the success?”)

The first one ever was held last month at the Bolton Hotel in Wellington. 14 fantastic attendees came together for 8 in-depth sessions. Dave was joined on stage by Viv Brownrigg from The Accountants’ Republic as well as 4 other guest speakers from across the country. Everything you could ever want to start your own success story was discussed, from sales and marketing strategies right through to internal templates and processes.

To top it off, day one was finished with a tour through Xero’s lovely new headquarters and some delicious drinks and nibbles sponsored by the good folks at Cin7 and SmartPayroll.

We had an absolute blast putting this on and the feedback we’ve received so far has quite honestly blown us away. Sounds like the attendees had as much fun as we did!

“Exactly what I was looking for”
“Exceeded my expectations (which were high!)”
“Well delivered, clear, informative, good humour, excellent.”
“Good open discussion in a small group environment”


We are now very excited to announce that from early next year, we’ll be taking this show on the road. We have our eyes set on London, Melbourne and San Francisco – just to name a few. More details and dates to follow very soon!

For now, please send me an email at eva@djca.co.nz if you would like more information, to register your interest, or to request another location for Sidekick’s World Tour.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!