Running Your Own Bookkeeping Business
Five Tips for Running a Successful Bookkeeping Practice
Register as a BAS Agent. In Australia, registering as a BAS Agent is essential if you wish to run a professional bookkeeping service.
Don’t spread yourself too thin. Choose a maximum of two accounting software products to specialise in and build your skills accordingly.
Be organised. Business owners look to bookkeepers for a sense of order and reassurance. Plan carefully so you can always meet your clients’ quarterly or annual deadlines.
Set up checklists for each client. Make up a checklist for the activities you’ll do each time you visit a client (this checklist will vary from client to client). Tick off this list as you complete these activities, and provide a copy to your client so they know what work you’ve done each time.
Keep up to date. Join a bookkeeping association and attend ...