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YOU MUST BUY "Secrets to Starting & Running Your Own Bookkeeping Business" by Sylvia Juamann
, July 29, 2011
I recently started the difficult process of building my own bkpg business. I do have a bachelors degree in business, but I'm no CPA. Most of my professional experience dealt with operations in a blue collar industry, however, much of what I did daily had a high emphasis on bookkeeping or at least viewing P&L and our general ledger. Phone calls to the company Comptroller were normal in my business week.
I can't believe it took me this long to figure out my biggest strength in the marketplace. That said, my biggest problem in growing my business has been the lack of access to information, all different kinds really. Sylvia Jaumann has the most competent information I have seen about starting a bookkeeping business everywhere I have looked. If there's one thing I have found out, it's that most bookkeepers don't want to share how they do what they do.
Before now, I have been wanting to bang my head against the wall from frustration. Two days ago started out as a nightmare, and began to look like it would end that way too. About 10 phone tags back and forth and a dozen text messages, plus getting lost multiple times out here in the "country" back roads of Texas. Over 150 miles later & walking through my front door last night after 1:00 am, I can PROUDLY share with you that I've picked up my FIRST real client!!!!! From pitch to close - and this one isn't one of my buddies, like all my other clients.
I actually even e-mailed Sylvia Juamann, and she replied to me! I thought that was pretty cool. If you want to start a bookkeeping business and are having difficulty finding answers to questions you just don't know the answer to, purchase Sylvia Juamann's book, "Secrets to Starting & Running Your Own Bookkeeping Business." Plus go to her websites: [...] or [...] or[...]
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