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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Moore Consulting Services (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098432030X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984320301
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 11 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Do you love bookkeeping but hate your bookkeeping job?

I know how that feels. In 1981 I was working as a bookkeeper/office manager for a law firm in San Francisco and longing for something better in my life.

You may be in a similar situation. You work long and hard but never seem to get the money and recognition you deserve. Or maybe you have children and you want to be able to call the shots about how you spend your time. You might be a retired professional with financial experience and realize that despite your best efforts, the economy has made your retirement plan irrelevant and you have to start bringing in more money. Self employment may be on your horizon because you or someone you love has health problems that make a regular work routine difficult to maintain.

Whatever your situation, this book was written for you. I know what it's like to want to make a life change but feel frustrated about how to begin. It's hard, I know, to try to break the mold. You have a job, a family, a life, and now you want to start a business too. How do you do it and where do you find the time?

Sometimes the hardest part of accomplishing something is just getting your momentum going and finding your direction. I want to help you get you from that state of frustration to one of confident accomplishment. Let me take you step by step through the process of creating your bookkeeping business from concept to client.

I assume that you already know how to do bookkeeping and use accounting software. Now you want to be successful in your own bookkeeping business. If you're going to be successful at anything you have to have a plan. This book will help you get your business started by walking you through the steps of setting up your business and creating your plan.

Here's a sample of what you'll learn
  • The insider's secret to commanding top dollar from your clients.
  • How to get a pro to mentor you - without paying high fees.
  • How to sell yourself - and enjoy the process.
  • How to create a business plan that's a blueprint for freelance success and wealth.
  • How to get paid what you're worth - without apologies.
  • The one thing you should never discuss in a client interview and how it can increase your profits.
  • Tips for making your business look like an established firm even if your office is in your back bedroom.

I will show you how to research the licenses, certifications, and supplies that you need. I will tell you how to develop your first clients easily by using knowledge and contacts that you already have, how to price your services and craft a contract that will build your image as a professional and ensure that you get paid what you're really worth.

Even if you have a job and a family, you can start your bookkeeping business. You don't need a lot of money, a big office or a fancy degree.

I will show you how to start today, with the resources you already have, and build your business foundation so strong that your business will become as large as you want it to be.

I learned a lot by trial and error when I built my business but you don't have to. I've done all the heavy lifting for you. If you follow the steps in my book, you can have your business started within the next month.

If you've been thinking of starting your own freelance bookkeeping business, now is the perfect time to get started. Thousands of small businesses owners are looking to freelancers as an efficient and economical alternative to hiring and managing an in-house bookkeeper. The opportunity for success has never been greater and the sooner you start, the sooner you can realize your goals of the freedom and financial success.

To your new life,
Claire Moore

From the Back Cover

Starting a business can be intimidating. You face many stumbling blocks. This book will help you to turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
You will discover:
  • Why your bookkeeping skills will keep you in clients forever
  • How to generate $3000 a month working less than 40 hours a week
  • The 5 basic attributes you need to be successful
  • The ten essentials for setting up your office
  • The legal safeguards that can protect your personal assets
  • Tips for choosing the right business name
  • The truth about certification
  • Tips for getting your first clients
  • How price your services with no apologies
  • How to project a professional image while working from your spare bedroom

More About the Author

Claire Moore was born in a military family and lived in several locations during her youth. In adulthood her wanderlust lead her to travel and live in such diverse areas of the U.S. as Massachusetts, Arizona and California. Her professional career includes working as an accountant, tax preparer, instructional designer, multimedia developer, writer and educator. She is passionate about financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Claire writes articles for several web sites and has created her own line of booklets on financial topics. Jumpstart Your Bookkeeping Business is her first book.

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By Cynthia Pettit on December 20, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent book! Very informative and has all the little details you need to watch for in starting a new business! Expedite delivery!
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