Are you a bookkeeper? Or are you training to be a bookkeeper? Have you thought about what you will do once you finish? Or are you already in the industry, working for someone, and are now thinking about branching out to work for yourself?

The book How To Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business covers how to set up, create and start your own bookkeeping business from scratch. And be successful. UK author Lisa Newton started her own bookkeeping business for £150 in 2004. She used £100 from her overdraft and got £50 ‘investment’ from her mum. And she made it work. No doubt, you have a little bit more capital and possibly experience behind you.If she could make it work, then no doubt, you can too.

It is important to be clear that ‘Bookkeeping’ is bookkeeping – wherever you go. When the author was a member of an international networking group, she did an around the world trip and met a bookkeeper in California (San Francisco) who specialised in restaurants, and met bookkeepers in Australia who specialised in legal bookkeeping and in just Payroll – and one thing was apparent – all issues, regardless of continent (America, Europe, Australia) were the same – it was about clients, staff, suppliers and subcontractors. People are people.

There are plenty of horror stories throughout the book to keep you on your toes and plenty of useful content to help you to make that transition from full time employee to full time business owner. Amongst other things this book covers: – getting started – products, price, place, promotion – dealing with clients, suppliers, subcontractors – practical exercises for you to try – key templates to help you get started – and a whole lot more. This isn’t theoretical or written by some lecturer. This is written by someone who has been there, done it and franchised the bookkeeping business.

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