The tax returns season has produced a steady stream of enquires through my website. Unlike last year my success rate at getting these clients is 0%. This is because the fees I quote are not competitive.
Sole Practitioner's blog
This blog is about all matters business and personal of a sole practitioner. I have a practice with one member of staff.
Like most people at the start of the New Year I want the year to be far better than the year that has gone and all the other previous years. The reality is that this feeling does not last long. I get into the grind of the day to day and end up doing the same things as all the previous years.
Damn you 2013 why are you here so soon? I wanted you to wait for another year. You kicked 2012 out so fast how selfish of you!
2013 will be here soon. I will not bore readers about resolutions. Most of these are not kept anyway.
I will aim to be positive. I know I can be Mr Gloom. It is just the way I am. At times I have a world will come to an end mindset.
Today was time off work from me. It is dangerous to have time off. My brain goes in all sorts of directions. As we enter 2013 the old brain has gone into over drive. One area it asks -perhaps it is time to move on from the practice world and get a job.
I am pleased with this week’s gain. I was expecting it to be far far worse. Come on it was Christmas week! Not only this, as I mentioned in one of the earlier blogs:
I started my practice full of confidence and built up a small client base.
As most readers will know block fees means far speedier expansion of a practice compared to organic growth. On the basis it is the right investment it would be recovered in a relatively short period of time.
Thank you for the response on the shop front blog posting.
Some readers raised the point about thinking about what types of client I intend to target and then looking at whether shop front would attract the targeted client types.
With all due respect your Majesty I know you will steal the show from me tomorrow, so I am getting in early.
As I tuck into my heavily calorie ridden Christmas meal with smiles, one thing that I am sure will be on my mind is my survival in the practice world. I need to change.