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How to Open your own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition]

Julie Mucha-Aydlott
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How to Open your In Home Bookkeeping Service 2nd Edition has been the best kept secret on opening your own successful bookkeeping or accounting business. It has time and time again filled the gap for many entrepreneurs who wanted to go out on their own, but didn't know where to start. Not only does is have the Authors honest approach to self employment, it also includes the many responsibilities that the bookkeeper or accountant will have. This book includes Where to begin, what Bookkeeping and Accounting Services to offer. What the going hourly rates are for a bookkeeping business. A Step-by-Step guide on how to create Weekly, Monthly or Annual accounting. Information on Preparing Taxes, Estimating Taxes and Depreciation. A special Chapter on Common Questions, Educational Requirements, Mistakes to Avoid and Problem clients. It also includes a CD filled with Forms and Spreadsheets to start your business and use for your clients. Of course the best kept secret of them all, the most affective marketing ideas and How to get Clients!


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"How to Open your own In-Home Bookkeeping Service" is included as a "What Next" guide to opening a bookkeeping business. --The Best Home Businesses for People 50+, October 2004

Accountant Julie A Mucha has distilled her experience into a book called "How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service" --Entrepreneur Magazine Home Biz Article - Nov 17th, 2003

From the Publisher

This detailed instruction book was written with the expectation that the end Reader has some knowledge and experience with bookkeeping or accounting. If the Entrepreneur is seeking additional education in the Computerized Bookkeeping field to further their confidence for their service, "I have QuickBooks, Now What", also written by Julie A. Mucha Aydlott is the best QuickBooks instruction guide to teach you hands on.

Product Details

  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: San Diego Business Accounting Solutions; 2nd Edition edition (April 4, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BA5FGO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't have had the courage without this book!! August 18, 2007
By Julia
Format:Spiral-bound
I have owned this book for almost a year now. I was looking for a new, preferably stay at home, work for myself career and I had worked in bookkeeping before. I began to brush up on my bookkeeping skills and I found this book online. I have the e-book from Julie's website. I read it all in about 2 days and got inspired. Now things are really beginning to happen for me. I completed the 2007 QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program certification about 1 week ago. I would not have had a clue about this program if it hadn't been for Julie's book. You get over $1000 worth of software and benefits for under %500 and once you complete their program you get listed on their website and get your own free website, plus many other benefits.
That being said, I am now also beginning to get referrals from clients and working with a local CPA (as recommended in the book). I have checked out many of the links and resources Julie recommended and found them invaluable. I currently choose to work out of the home only 3 days/week, and I don't have to ask anybody's permission to do this - it's my choice.
I have also purchased Julie's other 2 books on QB and budgeting and when I get a chance to read them and review them I will. But my current success has sort of limited my time at the moment. I have written Julie a few times by email and she has always responded, not with an auto reply, but a real genuine and helpful answers. Can't say enough good things about that.
Oh, and for you stay at home moms who are wondering if this is for you - I got involved because I was burned out on my current job and I wanted more time at home with my twin tots and family!
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlike any other resource February 23, 2006
By Lynn
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I was very leary about spending the 89 dollars for this book but the other reviews hooked me. I am so glad they did, because this book is so helpful. I have read many, many books to teach you this or help you get started at that, and they are usually so general and vaque that they don't really offer much in terms of real world applications. With this book, you could get started tomorrow (assuming you know bookkeeping, of course). It is honest and chock full of really great ideas and advice. I can't believe she is sharing this with all of us- it feels like talking to a good friend who is willing to tell you all the advantages and pitfalls of her line of work. It is not written as an inspirational book but it ends up being one because it really makes it clear that this dream of owning your own business and being successful can become a reality- at least if you follow the great advice in this book. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experienced yet surprised October 25, 2005
Format:Spiral-bound
I hesitantly purchase this book, because I thought I knew it all.

I'm a college graduate, worked in the accounting field for 27 years for various businesses. I really didn't expect much. Boy was I wrong! This book is filled with lots of gems, from how to get business, to ready to use business forms. Julie even provides you with good sample sales letters and phone scripts! I was especially encouraged to hear it only took her 6 months to become 100% self employed.

It's one thing to start your own business, it's another thing to be successful.

Julie gives you all the help you will need!

I would highly recommend this book!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Spiral-bound
I was fortunate enough to stumble across this book while doing a web search in the wee hours of the morning. I had made a decision to start my own "in home bookkeeping service" over the weekend and could not sleep. After reading the sample chapter offered, I was sold. Julie's easy writing style, candor and well informed book makes it very hard to put down. After reading the book you feel as though you have made a friend in this crazy world of bookkeeping. The book also comes with a CD that contains template forms and letters. That was an added bonus I wasn't expecting. Julie is the real deal. BUY THE BOOK!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Helpful ? March 13, 2007
By Mrs. M
Format:Spiral-bound
This book has a lot of basic pointers, but is very overpriced. If you are thinking of professional bookkeeping as a profession, hopefully you already know how to keep books! I was looking for more help with the business side of things, and this did not take into account the newer services offered by Quickbooks,(such as their excellent payroll services) therefore a lot of it is outdated. About 1/3 of the book was useful to me.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it worth the money? YES! July 5, 2006
By kmh
Format:Spiral-bound
I have to tell you, I was alittle put off by the price of this book. I had purchased a similar book & was very disappointed, so I really hated to fork out the large sum of money for this one. But, I figured that I could always return it if I didnt like it, so I went ahead & ordered.

I'm so glad I did. I just finished reading it & taking my notes. It's an excellent resource if you're looking to start your own in-home bookkeeping business. She gives excellent tips and advice. I'm sure I'll be referring to it again & again. Once I get a spare minute, I want to check out the CD that came with the book.

The only disappointing aspect of the book was the bookkeeping "how to" section. I would think that if you're going to start your own bookkeeping business you would already have a background in bookkeeping.

I'm hoping to get my business started soon. Thanks!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
I found it to be very helpful since I have been self employed for the last 20 years in helping me keep my records straight and some family members also.
Published 18 months ago by DE
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference
I really like the book. I think Julie Mucha-Aydlott provides good, solid advice for the accountant/bookkeeper looking to begin their practice from a home based business setting. Read more
Published on July 17, 2011 by angiemba
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Awesome
I don't usually write reviews for products I buy on Amazon but I feel I must for this book. I have recently decided to aggressively approach opening my own bookkeeping business. Read more
Published on February 22, 2011 by Sallie
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT SELECTION
After purchasing over 8 items concerning this topic, I must say this book along with Bookkeeping For Dummies is all that a person will need for literature to start a bookkeeping... Read more
Published on November 15, 2010 by Melissa
3.0 out of 5 stars Hellooooo
I bought this book to get insight on opening your own in home bookkeeping, there are many great points she gives in the book, but the only thing that I didnt like is the price, its... Read more
Published on July 26, 2010 by StarLight
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended - This is the Real Deal!!!
I am a professional accountant/auditor in the corporate world and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well. Read more
Published on September 18, 2009 by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Julie Mucha-Aydlott is AMAZING!!
I purchased 3 of Julie's E-books when I decided to start my own bookkeeping business. I researched what I needed for weeks on end before making any purchases. Read more
Published on May 16, 2009 by A.D
1.0 out of 5 stars You've got to be kidding...
$70 for less than 200 pages of amateurish writing? One thing this lady does know-- how to promote herself & rip people off. (OK, that's two things.) Don't waste your money.
Published on May 8, 2009 by mwjo
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this book useful, informative and practical
I bought this book as part of my research into setting up my own financial services consultancy. I found the book informative and practical. Read more
Published on January 21, 2008 by F. Carew
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Motivator
I intended to start my own business but had absolutely no idea how to go about doing it, until I started surfing the internet for ideas and stumbled upon this book. Read more
Published on October 19, 2007 by Benee
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More About the Author

Julie Aydlott CFE, started her career in bookkeeping and accounting in 1989. In 1994 she opened her own accounting service and has been in business for over 19 years. In 2002 she became a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and became a Certified Fraud Examiner in January 2007. She is the owner of Business Fraud Prevention, LLC focusing her services on financial investigations including contract fraud, bankruptcy, payroll taxes, insurance investigations, employee embezzlement and internal control audits. Her main focus in financial crimes is to protect the small business owner from asset misappropriation. Aydlott has built a reputation for trust and integrity with an eye for detail and perfection that gave Aydlott the analytical ability to uncover financial wrong-doing.

During the past ten years, Aydlott has written several books on accounting, bookkeeping and internal controls to help entrepreneurs and small business owners find success with their own business. With the most recent editions added to her list of publications, Vitalics is an internal control system written specifically for small business owners and bookkeepers to help them set up their controls in an affordable yet effective fashion, and most recently her latest book, How to open your own in-home bookkeeping service 3rd edition released December 2011.



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