From Side Hustle to Success with Seth David


Welcome back to the Thrivecast, where we dive into the heart of what makes firms thrive. In today’s episode, we’re honored to host Seth David, the founder and chief nerd at Nerd Enterprises, who’s here to share his unique and inspirational journey with us. Seth takes us from his former life on Wall Street to 25 years of sobriety and entrepreneurship in sunny California.

This episode also spotlights the evolution of Nerd Enterprises from a side hustle to a sought-after firm and how Seth’s genuine and helpful content carved out a niche on YouTube. We’ll touch upon the future of accounting, the integration of AI and advisory services, and the radical transformations within the industry.

Seth talks about the art of making banking fun and how his passion led him to challenge the norms within the accounting industry. We’ll dissect the concept of impact over numbers as we discuss the growth of Seth’s YouTube channel, breaking down why influence is more significant than subscriber count while exploring Seth’s discomfort with being labeled as an “influencer.”

Join us as we dive into Seth’s innovative use of AI in his business practices, where his AI assistant, Sandy, is revolutionizing the way he works. We’ll hear why Seth believes in nurturing community, selflessness, and the importance of “esteemable acts” in both recovery and business success.

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  • Audio Engineering by: 9/8 Central
  • Produced by: Jason Blumer
About our host: Jason Blumer

Jason founded Thriveal in 2010 as a way to help entrepreneurial CPA firm owners connect, learn, and grow. He serves as the Visionary and CEO of Thriveal, and his partner Julie Shipp serves as the Integrator and COO of the organization. Since 2010, Thriveal has helped many small firms grow by providing a community, coaching services, webinars, firm consulting, monthly growth groups, and live events. Deeper Weekend is the annual live event by Thriveal, now in its 10th year.

Jason is also the CEO of Blumer & Associates, CPAs. The firm was one of the first to move from a traditional office to a virtual environment in 2012, where they serve as an advisory firm for the design, marketing, and creative agency services niches. He and his partner focus on business consulting and coaching with the owners and partners of firms and agencies, while their team meets the technical and financial compliance needs of the customer.

Jason is the host of two…

Jason Blumer

CEO, Thriveal; CEO, Blumer & Associates, CPAs.

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