From Payworks super user to Niagara Falls explorer



Do you believe in the power of loyalty? If not, let Linda’s incredible journey from Payworks evangelist to Full Circle Rewards program grand prize winner change your mind!

In the bustling world of entrepreneurship, there are those whose focus is solely on their business… and then there are those like Linda Barney. An expert bookkeeper with decades of experience, a growing team (and client list!) and a sharp eye for industry trends, she’s not only highly-regarded and trusted for her insights and guidance; she's also a proud grandma, an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, and a member of a synchronized skating team. As a lifelong “dog person,” her heart belongs to her beloved Rottweiler who’s shown her the true meaning of loyalty and trust.

It's this bond that inspired Barney Bookkeeping’s tagline: “Your Business Watchdog.” Linda’s devotion to her canine friend is mirrored in her loyalty to both her clients and Payworks. Linda’s enthusiasm for and belief in the value of Payworks’ service and solutions has led her to exclusively refer her clients to Payworks for years. Additionally, Barney Bookkeeping is celebrating 5 years in business and has recently been named Acquisition International’s, Best Cloud Accounting Firm at the 2023 Worldwide Finance Awards.

Payroll comes with a lot of pressure and having support when you need it is critical. Payworks stands behind their product and we can tell they care about their employees by how great the customer service team is.”

Linda Barney
Barney Bookkeeping
Woodstock, ON

In appreciation of the incredible support of customers like Linda, Payworks initiated the Full Circle Rewards loyalty program in 2020, rewarding each referral and entering all members to win an unforgettable grand prize of a trip for two to an industry event! Linda was announced as this year’s winner in she was quick to choose Canada’s biggest conference for bookkeepers, CPB Ignite which came with an exciting weekend getaway to Niagara Falls.

One extra-special part of her grand prize win was Linda’s choice to share this experience with her son, Connery, a dedicated full-time member of Barney Bookkeeping. Together, they embarked on a journey filled with moments of captivating beauty, professional development opportunities, and unforgettable memories. Linda found herself surrounded by fellow experts in their field, absorbing each other’s wisdom and making new connections. This wasn't just a trip; it was an investment in her business and personal growth.

Two individuals standing in front of Niagara Falls.

Four individuals standing at a Payworks tradeshow booth.

We are very grateful to have won the Full Circle Grand Prize this year. We enjoyed a weekend in Niagara Falls, a trip to the CPB Conference, and dinner out with some of the Payworks team. We were truly spoiled. The conference was amazing with great speakers, great food, and some fun thrown in. We gained some unique insight on team management from Payworks during their workshop. During our memorable five-day journey, we were truly blessed to have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with colleagues we've known for years virtually. We also had the pleasure of making new friends during this trip, deepening our professional and personal connections.

Linda’s story is a reminder that loyalty has many varied rewards. If you’ve already been referring your clients to Payworks and haven't yet explored Payworks’ Full Circle Program, why not give it a try? Who knows… your story might be the next one we're celebrating next!

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