IMG_0672Hi — I’m Scott Bliss.  I earned my B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and my M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  In 2013 I relocated to northern Nevada to fulfill my long-time dream of living in the mountains.  My mission at Bliss BIT is to provide world-class consulting services to individuals, small businesses and non-profits.

I’ve made a career out of automating back-office processes for banks, investment firms, hospitals, and other big-budget, multi-billion-dollar organizations.  But what’s most rewarding is finding right-sized solutions for entrepreneurs and non-profits.  My objective is to help small organizations find big solutions that use the most resource-efficient methods and systems available.   As a consultant to your organization, I’ll deliver a complete business system — with software, “how-to” documentation and training, and support — at a surprisingly affordable price.  I’ll do all of the initial heaving lifting, but will hand it off to you and offer as much (or as little) hand-holding as you’d like.  At the end of the day you’ll end up spending less time on the boring stuff — like filing documents, keying data, confirming appointments, searching for information — and more time on what truly makes a difference in your organization.

I’m passionate about what I do — particularly for creating paperless work environments, smart accounting systems, and automated business processes.  And to be honest, my passion extends well beyond the workplace. I’ve been a meticulous record keeper my entire life but am a sworn enemy to paper.  When I was a kid, I asked Santa for a scanner instead of a Play Station.  In the mid 90s I began digitizing old family photo albums.  As I grew older my documents matured.  After college I got a real job and found myself responsible for building systems to store hundreds of thousands of documents and automate millions of business transactions per year.

From middle school to well beyond graduate school I’ve been dedicated to exploring new, efficient, and cost effective methods and systems to organize the slew of documents and data that are hurled at people and organizations every day and turning it into business intelligence.  My systems provide the flexibility to explore any hunch, the robustness to answer any question, and the depth to analyze almost any problem in seconds — all with minimal up-front organization and ongoing maintenance (see Scott’s Project Ideas). Though record keeping is of the utmost importance to me, efficient record keeping is paramount.  I mean, what good is it to go digital if you’re not saving any time?  My philosophy is that the less time I spend scanning and organizing in front of a computer, the more time I get to spend on what’s important — like getting outdoors!