About US

Juliana Nsonwah Kennedy, CPA  is the founder of JNK CPA and The Small Business Training Institute (SBTI), a company that ignites entrepreneurial spirit with a Small Business Boot Camp and various educational courses on how to successfully launch a new business venture. Juliana also holds the title of QuickBooks Proadvisor and SBTI recently introduced a simplified QuickBooks training program that not only teaches software proficiency, but also offers live ongoing support to all small business attendees.With offices in both Naperville and Crest Hill, IL, Juliana is an accountant, tax advisor, part-time controller, and corporate coach to over 50 small businesses in the Chicagoland area. Her two decades of experience in banking, corporate accounting, and business start-ups is the foundation for the accounting expertise and revenue growth solutions that she provides to each of her clients. After receiving a business administration degree from Algonquin College in Canada, Juliana earned a Certified General Accountant Designation (CGA) while working full time in the accounting field. She is a Certified Public Accountant in both Illinois and Kentucky. A native of Ghana, Juliana speaks English, French, Twi, and is currently working to add Spanish to her list of fluent languages. She resides in Chicago with her husband and two children, and spends her free time helping her daughters become successful entrepreneurs with their own jewelry business.