Starting Up On Your Own
In This Chapter
Figuring out whether you want to take the plunge
Getting your paperwork and qualifications in place
Setting up a new bookkeeping business and making some key decisions
Creating a business that’s successful, and everything you want it to be
Are you someone who values independence, loves the idea of small business and possibly needs more flexibility than a regular job allows? Then starting up your own bookkeeping business may be the answer.
The challenges of running a good bookkeeping business are quite different to the challenges of learning how to be a good bookkeeper. You need to create a business plan, figure out how much to charge, craft a marketing strategy and look at ways to differentiate yourself from others.
In this chapter, I explore the good — and the bad — things about being a contract bookkeeper. I also talk about the qualifications and skills you’ll need before you start trading, and share some down-to-earth advice about building a successful business.
Deciding Whether You’re Ready
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