How to Start a Successful Home-Based Freelance Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation Business


Author: C. Pinheiro Ea,Christy Pinheiro,Gabrielle Fontaine Pb,Gabrielle Fontaine
Publisher: Pineapple Tax Guides
ISBN: 9780981897141
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 138
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This book is a genuine resource, packed with proven methods and valuable interviews with real bookkeepers and accounting professionals. These ideas and techniques show you how to quickly build a flourishing full-time or part-time bookkeeping or tax practice, and keep it running profitably. Some of the topics covered in this volume: *How to get clients and keep them *How to attract the most profitable clients *How to set and collect fees *How to offer tax services to your existing clients *How to get referrals from CPA offices *Information on how to become a Certified Bookkeeper through the AIPB *How to comply with the IRS recordkeeping requirements *How to avoid your liability for the dreaded IRS "Trust Recovery Penalty" And much, much more!

How to Start a Home-based Bookkeeping Business


Author: Michelle Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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In tough economic times and with rising unemployment, people are looking to take the bull by the horns and start their own home-based businesses.... From GPP's enormously successful How to Start a Home-Based Business series (more than half a million copies sold!), comes the essential guide to starting up a home-based Bookkeeping business.

Getting Started in Tax Consulting


Author: Gary W. Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047120143X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You'll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter's five-step formula for success. Brimming with expert advice from tax professionals and featuring up-to-the-minute coverage of everything from qualifications and employment opportunities to Internet resources, Getting Started in Tax Consulting shows you how to: * Assess your personality fit for the tax profession * Formulate your business plan for starting a tax practice * Find a niche for your tax services * Choose between a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation, and a limited liability company * Set your fees and market your services * Perform research-an essential skill of the tax professional * Make the IRS your partner and advisor-not your adversary * Start a Web-based tax service

How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 3rd Edition


Author: Julie A. Mucha-Aydlott,Julie a Mucha-Aydlott Cfe
Publisher: Sdbas Publishing
ISBN: 9780979412424
Category:
Page: 276
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If you have ever thought about starting your own bookkeeping business, this bookkeeping book, in its 3rd edition will give you valuable insight with all of the tools that you will need. Not only will it answer the uncertain questions that you have, it will provide you with information that you didn't even consider such as: What are your bookkeeping responsibilities? Do you need to be certified? Do you need errors and omissions insurance? What are current bookkeeping rates? How do you find clients? How do you create a bookkeeping business plan? How long will it take you to find clients? How do you protect your work with internal controls? What forms and reports do you need to provide to your clients? How much bookkeeping experience do you need? Should you prepare your clients business tax returns? Should you prepare personal tax returns? Plus so much more! The third edition also includes a free download link containing customizable forms, spreadsheets and applications to start your bookkeeping business right away. This updated edition includes: Where to begin - Writing your business plan, start up costs, business licensing, certification and training, organization, type insurance, accounting software, office equipment and a customizable checklist Bookkeeping services and going rates - Types of services, pricing structure, getting paid, business types, quotes and engagement agreements, Sales and marketing trends - Networking and contacts, selling your services, joining organizations, marketing, websites, Google secrets and tricks, online freelancing, testing your marketing Bookkeeping instructions - Setting up a new client, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, financial reports, audit preparation, work in progress, training and consulting, budgeting, year-end accounting, record keeping and sample reports Preparing tax returns - New government regulations, where to start, tax schools and training, preparing your own return, preparing clients tax returns Common questions - Mistakes and other concerns, questions from actual bookkeepers Bookkeeping accountability - Fraud allegations, internal control system, certified internal control auditor. Forms and resources - Business plan - Sample start-up budget - Start-up checklist - Business cash flow projection - Start-up monthly budget - Bookkeeper resume - AIPB information - Quote sheet - Evaluation form - Proposal letter - Bookkeeping services list - Engagement agreements - New client checklist - Accounting work in progress form - Time sheet - Client monthly checklist - Client year-end checklist - Journal entry form - Collection letters - Non-compete agreement - Sales letters - Bank reconciliation template - Compilation report - Termination of services agreement - Transfer of files letter - IRS forms - Excel spreadsheets and budgets - QuickBooks sample company With over 9,000 copies of the previous editions sold world wide, How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 3rd Edition is the most complete guide that will teach you how to open your own bookkeeping service and have a successful career in bookkeeping and accounting. If you want to do accounting from home and be self employed, find out everything you need to open a bookkeeping business.

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Bookkeeping Business


Author: Lydia E. Clark
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382774
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Whether you will be operating out of your home or you are looking to buy or rent office space, this book can help you with a wealth of startup information, from how to form and name your business to deciding if this will be a joint venture or if you would rather work solo. Valuable information on forming a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or becoming a Sole Proprietor, the four types of business formations, is included, as well as the legal implications of each. Learn how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high profile public relations and publicity, and implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers and also ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of excellent tips and useful guidelines. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade no business owner should be without.

Start & Run a Bookkeeping Business


Author: Angie Mohr
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
ISBN: 1770408045
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Learn the skills to make your bookkeeping business thrive! Run your own profitable business from home Start your business with just a small investment Learn how to successfully market your services Many bookkeeping services fail because the entrepreneurs who start them focus on bookkeeping and don’t take the time to learn how to plan their businesses and make them profitable. Written in the step-by-step style that has made the Start & Run series the best of its kind, this indispensable guide addresses issues specific to a bookkeeping service, such as how to assess which clients are profitable and when to involve a professional accountant. By following the principles Angie Mohr outlines and using the worksheets that accompany this book, you will be well on your way to owning a successful bookkeeping business. You will learn how to: assess whether running your own business is right for you decide whether to work from home market your services cost-effectively manage your workload and cashflow Whether you are just starting your own business or wanting to expand an existing business, this book will show you how. It includes chapters on hiring and managing employees, staying competitive, and planning for business growth.

The Enrolled Agent Tax Consulting Practice Guide

Learn How to Develop, Market, and Operate a Profitable Tax and IRS Representation Practice
Author: Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA
Publisher: PassKey Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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The main issue that tax practitioners face is how to grow and promote their practices. In talking with tax professionals, their questions are always the same: "How do I build up my client base?" "Are engagement letters really necessary?" "How do I encourage more client referrals?" "How much should I charge for services?" "How do I fire a bad client?" This book offers real answers to all of these burning questions. You will read multiple interviews with established, highly profitable EAs. You will hear how other EAs keep their practices profitable and keep clients (and money) rolling in. This book covers: 1. Marketing techniques for enrolled agents, 2. How to use the internet and social networking to boost your community profile, 3. How to find profitable IRS representation cases, 4. How to avoid deadbeat clients, 5. How to get lucrative referrals from other professionals, And much more! If you have the tax knowledge and a desire to succeed in this business, this book will help you realize your own success.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Self-Publishing for Profit! Start Your Own Home-Based Publishing Company and Publish Your Non-Fiction Book with CreateSpace and Amazon


Author: Nick Russell,Christy Pinheiro
Publisher: Defiant Press
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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This book cuts through all the hype that surrounds the publishing industry. Learn how to register your own publishing imprint and reap the benefits of passive income that successful writing provides. This book shows you, step-by-step, how to set up your own publishing company and self-publish your own nonfiction book WITHOUT the expense of inventory or pricey "writing services" that bogus vanity publishers sell to authors. Using CreateSpace, an Amazon affiliate company, you can self-publish with very few costs up front. Stop dreaming and start living; get your book published and distributed the easy way, and keep ALL the profits for yourself!

Taxes Made Happy

The Definitive Strategy Guide to Launching and Growing a Successful Tax Preparation Business
Author: Mario Costanz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999217511
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
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Taxes Made Happy is the blueprint for your success. In his detailed guide book, well known entrepreneur Mario Costanz lays out the roadmap for building an efficient and sustainable tax preparation business. If you are serious about owning a successful tax business, this comprehensive book is one that you NEED to own.

How to Start a Home-based Bookkeeping Business


Author: Michelle Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769114
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 6903

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In tough economic times and with rising unemployment, people are looking to take the bull by the horns and start their own home-based businesses.... From GPP's enormously successful How to Start a Home-Based Business series (more than half a million copies sold!), comes the essential guide to starting up a home-based Bookkeeping business.

How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business


Author: Owen E. Dell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630760978
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Have you ever dreamed of starting your own landscaping business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business. Using a friendly, entertaining approach, Owen E. Dell shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based landscaping business. He shows you how to purchase the right tools, estimate start-up costs, price services, and stay profitable once in business. From painless recordkeeping to cost-efficient management techniques, Dell’s step-by-step methods are practical, innovative, and easy to understand. Special features and workbook pages include: - Business Plan Worksheet - Material and Labor Records - Cost Worksheets - Tips on social media, SEO, and making the Internet work for you - Profit-and-Loss Worksheet

Minding Her Own Business

The Self-Employed Woman's Essential Guide to Taxes and Financial Records
Author: Jan Zobel
Publisher: SphinxLegal
ISBN: 1572484551
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
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The complete guide for any self-employed woman seeking advice on tax issues and financial records.

Cloud Accounting


Author: William Aiton,David Russell
Publisher: Smyth Barnabas Pub
ISBN: 9780977165988
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 159
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Would you like to leverage software to increase your profits? This modern-day business parable helps you understand the process of qualifying a solution to meet your needs, and whether you should subscribe to an enterprise resource planning cloud product or purchase an on-premises solution. This quick read is written in the style of The One Minute Manager. It tells the fictitious story, based on facts, of Esther, a driven software company founder, and James, an analytical owner of a government contracting firm, who have outgrown their accounting software as they search for a way out of their QuickBooks and spreadsheet hell. Written in simple layman's language, this is not a story for a technical person. It is for the executive or manager who wants to better understand the cloud computing vs. on-premises computing debate. Is cloud computing secure? Is it reliable? How about performance-how quickly can you access your data? Learn this and more by reading this enjoyable story.

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got

21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition
Author: Jay Abraham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312284541
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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A consultant to some of America's leading corporations shares key insights and ideas on how to supercharge one's business and career, explaining how to create and develop new opportunities for wealth in any business, enterprise, or venture. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Teach Yourself Small Business Accounting


Author: Mike Truman,David Lloyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340939055
Category: Bookkeeping
Page: 184
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TEACH YOURSELF SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one.

422 Tax Deductions for Businesses & Self Employed Individuals


Author: Bernard Kamoroff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780917510113
Category: Income tax deductions for expenses
Page: 207
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"You get a raise every time you find a legitimate tax deduction, " says Bernard Kamoroff, and he tells small-business owners how to find the write-offs slipping through their fingers and deduct everything they legally can. Readers will appreciate the author's simple and clear explanations almost as much as the tremendous savings they can realize by following his advice.

Guide to Start and Grow Your Successful Tax Business


Author: Terry McCabe Judge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781947413009
Category:
Page: N.A
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Book Description: Guide to Start and Grow Your Successful Tax BusinessThe mission of this book is to provide valuable information and guidance to help the reader start, operate and grow a successful income tax preparation business. While managing hundreds of tax offices throughout the past four decades, author Chuck McCabe, has mentored numerous people who aspired to become independent tax business owners and empowered them to achieve success in this rewarding profession. The book includes the following chapters1.Learning Tax Preparation & Obtaining Credentials2.Developing a Business Plan3.Risk Management4.Getting Started as a Tax Business Owner5.Establishing Your Tax Office6.Tax Office Operating Systems7.Buying a Tax Practice8.Marketing Planning9.Pricing Your Services10.Mass Media Advertising 11.Digital Marketing12.Your Website13.Social Media Marketing14.Neighborhood Marketing15.Client Retention Strategies16.Recruiting & Training Tax Preparers17.Employee Pre-work Training18.Motivating & Retaining Employees19.Continuing Education (CE)20.Diversification for Year-round Revenue21.IRS Circular 230, Due Diligence22.Peer Support & Tax Professional Associations23.Helping Your Client Deal with the IRSAccounting Today has recognized the author for multiple years in their ¿Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.¿ Their foundation for this recognition is: ¿As a veteran in the tax preparation industry, McCabe had the vision to offer support to other tax business owners who opt to remain independent by providing them with tax education and business skills so they can be successful on their own.¿ In addition, to facilitate peer support, in 2009, Chuck founded the LinkedIn group, Tax Business Owners of America, that now has nearly 9,000 membersChuck McCabe and his team at The Income Tax School (ITS) are committed to serve and support independent tax business owners. The ITS website www.TheIncomeTaxSchool.com, provides valuable resources, many at no charge, to support tax business entrepreneurs. This book will enable small business entrepreneurs to adopt proven best practices comparable to those used by the national tax firms. - Their goal is to ensure the success of independent tax business owners.

How to Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

And Be Successful
Author: Lisa Newton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477580660
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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How to set up, create and start your own bookkeeping business from scratch. And be successful. This book is written by UK author Lisa Newton who 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. It is an action-packed, tip-filled, no-nonsense approach to how to start, what to do, things to look out for, pitfalls to avoid and its guidance will help you to avoid the expensive, painful time-consuming mistakes which most freelance independent bookkeepers make. There are plenty of horror stories 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. And won the Bookkeeping Franchisor of the Year (BKN award) in 2012 AND 2013. What you'll soon realise (for those of you thinking of starting this kind of business), is that there are a lot of HATERS out there... and the minute you start to become successful - they'll want to find a way to tear you down. This is because their own businesses are failing, and instead of working on themselves they feel threatened and prefer to either try and either steal from you or stalk you (beware of fishing callers and emails) or prevent you from getting on with running the show. Instead of minding their own business, some competitors prefer to focus their efforts on you. But it doesn't matter... its actually part of the fun and games which this book also covers. The author draws on their own personal experiences and shares the stories and events to help you to avoid the pitfalls which no-one else will warn you about. Not all businesses are the same, and this book does specifically cover issues direct to running an accounting / bookkeeping business. In stock/cash-based businesses one must be wary of pilfering (goods and cash), in this type of business other things can be stolen - resources, time, ideas etc., The book covers it. In the words of Richard Branson 'you have to be so good that they just can't take their eyes off you'... I'd add - 'and they just can't stop talking about and thinking about you'! Aim to be part of their every waking moment - be the stuff of dreams and nightmare. Be everywhere (it'll irritate them even more). Always be flattered when people make an attempt to sabotage your efforts (be it a bad review or to try and get information out of your team) to 'find out how you're doing it'... its all happened to us, and its to be expected when you're causing a ripple, and doing something that works.... Whats the secret? I hear you ask. Read the book and find out!: ) Please share your stories with the author. Find the book on FaceBook - we have a support group for people who have read the book, and want to take it to the next level of bookkeeping businesses. The follow up to this book, is 97 WAYS TO MARKET YOUR ACCOUNTANCY BUSINESS - which goes into marketing for accountants/bookkeepers... here's an idea for you... when you start your own bookkeeping business, in effect, you are no longer just a mere BOOKKEEPER, oh no... you are now a MARKETEER OF BOOKKEEPING SERVICES... and believe me... there is a difference. No-one went to accounting school to learn about sales/marketing, yet if you want to run a business, nothing happens in that business until SOMEone SELLS SOMEthing...

Accounting for Small Business Owners


Author: Tycho Press
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781623159535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 124
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Owning and running a small business can be complicated. On top of developing, marketing and selling your product or service, you ve got to be prepared to handle the money that is coming in, pay your employees, track expenditures, consider your stock options, and much more. Accounting for Small Business Owners covers the entire process of establishing solid accounting for your business and common financial scenarios, and will show you how to: Set up and run your business : Manage and sell your product or service : Perform a month-end balancing of accounts. Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process.