SETTING UP A BOOK KEEPING BUSINESS???

SETTING UP A BOOK KEEPING BUSINESS???

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Hi
I am currently thinking of setting up my own book keeping business. I am currently on maternity leave and due to restart work in Jan 2008. I would really like to work from home but wondered where to start???

I have the AAT qualification and have been working in the finance department for the last 15 years. I have lots of questions and to be honest am not really sure how to go about starting up myself.

Do i need a practising certificate for book keeping, do i need insurance???
Which software would you recommend??
How would you suggest finding clients???
Is there anything specific i should know about book keeping from home???
What is the current rate per hour for this type of work???
By book keeping i am assuming this is upto trial balance which can then be handed over to accountants!
Should I be seeing my bank manager about the idea or is this nothing to do with him????

Any help and advice would be gratefully received as i really raring to go and get things moving....

Many thanks everyone, Louise.
LOUISE

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By Jason Dormer
30th Apr 2009 20:52

Better late than never
@andrew re: " If you get a phone answering service they'll rack up a cricket score answering sales pitch calls"


I'd just like to point out that sales pitch and all other unwanted calls are dealt with and not chargeable so this is not a consideration.

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By Mike Smith Consulting
30th Mar 2009 15:30

Website
Hi Steve

As pointed out in the last post the headline is critical. In essence it should do 4 things. Grab Attention, Select The Audience, Make an Offer, & Make the Reader Read On.

Your sub header 'Beat The Credit Crunch' should then follow on from the Headline and act as support for the headline. It should also be in slightly smaller print than the headline and not in bold.

You need to work out what is your message for the reader and what are you actually trying to get the reader to do. I.e. Call you or download some information. By asking these two questions you can then write the Headline and sub header and the body of text should then flow quite easily.

You've done well to drive the target to your site via your Free Google Maps listing and your excellent use of Free Index which is top of the organic listings on Page 1 of Google - You now have 15 seconds to compel them to act. Your Google Analytics will tell you how successful you are currently.

(Example Headline)
Professional Bookkeeping at Affordable Fees...
...And Totally Free Accounting Software
(Example Sub Header)
Not Only Will We Help You Beat The Credit Crunch...

(Then Bullet the benefits of your service):

-You will get timely accurate information to make business critical decisions.
-You will never need to worry about VAT returns, deadlines or penalties.
-We provide fixed fees and you'll never receive an unexpected invoice ever
-Benefit 4
-Benefit 5
-Benefit 6

You can then add proof with a few truncated testimonials (click here for full testimonial) or direct the reader to a case study as a download to allow you to capture their email details.

After smothering them in benefits a strong 'Call to Action' is also required.

On the call answering front - research suggests that only 1 in 4 will leave a message so it's worth investing in an answering service.

Hope This Helps

Kind Regards

Mike Smith


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By affordable
30th Mar 2009 10:52

Good Concept
Thanks for the input Andrew.

All taken on board and the adjustments have been made. Like the slogan as well.

My problem is that I still have a day job and am trying to make the jump to full self employent. not easy with a fmaily to support in these unstable times.

Once i do change, my hours would change as well so hopefully this wil sort any future issues.

Please feel free to comment further on the website etc as a second opinion is always welcome, good or bad.

Cheers

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By User deleted
27th Mar 2009 18:49

Good Concept
Steve,

I actually think your website is quite good - it gets a message across. It says "uncomplicated, easy to deal with, no unecessary frills". Good pitch. Good design too.

I'm not sure about the opening hours 5pm (not 17.00p.m. btw) until 9pm. If you get a phone answering service they'll rack up a cricket score answering sales pitch calls - get around that by registering with business telephone preference service and put a notice to that effect next to the phone number on the contact page. It'll stop some of the parasites ringing.

Your slogan needs work - "Maintaining Standards Whilst Lowering Fees" hmmm. "Higher Standards for Lower Fees"? Or "Raising the Standard for Lower Fees" because that has a double meaning.

One last watchout - £15 to £20 an hour depending upon distance means everyone will want to pay you £15. If you want £18 an hour say so - they'll accept it as a given. If you want to do trade work at £15 then fine, but don't tell your private punters that.

I'll watch your site with interest.

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By User deleted
26th Mar 2009 17:11

Steve
I have seen a lot worse websites than yours - it's not perfect but not a disaster.

With regard to the telephone - people want to speak to a person not an answerphone. If you have a busy prospective client ringing up for a consultation then the chances are he/she will not leave a message and move on and ring one of your competitors.

This is a real opportunity cost for one man band firms.

Included within our services is a telephone support service whereas we can arrange for your telephone to be asnwered when you are unavailable. This service can extend to your telephone being answered within a certain number of rings even when you are available as sometimes you need to be 'in the zone' and not be distracted by the phone. The average cost for this is £35 per month which would pay for itself by capturing just one otherwise missed client per year.

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By AnonymousUser
27th Mar 2009 12:11

Pros and cons
Our key proposition is that we’ve sussed out how to make "real profit" from bookkeeping. What I mean by that is that the you don't need to "do" bookkeeping to make money out of bookkeeping.

For example, we've invested seven years developing software which enables bookkeeping to be done without needing bookkeepers. And, over the last two years we’ve developed a business strategy (around The E-Myth book by Michael Gerber) using the software alongside pricing, marketing, sales and client management systems.

If you like I can send you a copy of the book (if you haven’t already read it) and if you call I'll give you a little more information about us.

We are looking to franchise in Edinburgh but we may not franchise everywhere because we're only going to work with people that we believe can drive this forward.
Unfortunately, many bookkeepers ate too technical and lack the soft skills, drive and ambition - that's why we're planning on working with non-bookkeepers.

There's enough content on your Website to tell me that you're different from most bookkeepers so give us a call.

Bob
CRUNCHERS

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By affordable
26th Mar 2009 16:56

Suggestions
Robert,

Thanks for being honest and staight forward. i note your suggestions and do take them on board but want to point out a few things.

1. The website is a first draft created by me as I did not want to fork out a small fortune to someone for an all singing all dancig site that would inevitably have to be paid by my clients.

2. I can't answer the phone if I am out at a meeting can I? That's why there is an answering machine as well as my mobile number.

3. I prefer using fixed rates, but some clients, especially new ones, prefer time based billing until parameters are established.

4. I do attend semnars and am pushing my brand but your point is noted.

5. I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses and never miss an opportunity to network.

I am serioud about promoting my business and see that you do not have a franchisee in Edinburgh?

Perhaps you can drop me an email outling some of the pros and cons?

Regards

Steve

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By AnonymousUser
26th Mar 2009 11:45

Suggestions
Steve,

I'm going to tell you straight:

1) Get your Website sorted - it's dreadful.

2) Answer the phone - I just mystergy shopped you and there was an answer machine.

3) Drop the time based billing option - price is market of the marketing mix

4) Build your brand using seminars

5) Take advantage of low cost marketing like networking

If you're serious call us 0800 59 999 59 and we'll see if there's a good match.

Bob
CRUNCHERS

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By affordable
25th Mar 2009 22:08

For JD
Hi There,

I am in the process of promoting a young bookkeeping business (4 months old) and would be grateful for any advice you might have.

Steve ([email protected])

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By User deleted
25th Mar 2009 17:48

Hello
You have email!

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By User deleted
18th Jan 2009 21:08

Olivia
Email sent - look forward to chatting tomorrow.

For any others that may be interested, I'll put the website up when it is live next week and contact details can be ascertained from there.

The October post was part of a fact finding excerise from which we established that there is a clear demand for this type of service. This made the decision for us to launch the business and is something we are really looking forward to.

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By AnonymousUser
02nd Nov 2008 10:43

The Business Development Process
Louise,

We're building a network of bookkeepers all working to make money WITHOUT doing the bookkeeping. Depending on your goals and views about working with like minded people you may find what we are doing interesting.

Our next Kickstart workshop is in Cornwall on 5th December. At the moment there are 18 people attending. The day's about strategy, management, marketing and sales.

Give me a call 0800 915 4225 and we can have a chat to see if it's worth you comning down. It's free but you got to pay to get down to us and we'll buy lunch.

Bob
CRUNCHERS

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By Eljay15
31st Oct 2008 22:19

Marketing
JD,
Yes I would maybe be interested in this service.

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By User deleted
29th Oct 2008 11:26

Marketing for Accountants and Bookkeepers
Lisa (or anyone else reading this thread)

We are currently doing some research on setting up a business with the objective of helping accountants and bookkeepers to grow a successful business.

We have been in practice ourselves and have a strong marketing background so know what is required to maximise potential and increase your profits, without falling into the common traps that the less successful practices fall into.

The services we offer would include mentoring, web deisgn, formation of company (if going limited), pricing, marketing, registering, business planning, support, software advice, compliance issues, systemisation of the business and so on.

Hypothetically, is this a service that would interest you?

I ask as our target market would typically be a one or two person business which would really benefit from some pro-active business planning to compliment their existing accountancy / bookkeeping skills but do not have the financial resources to employ a full time HR/Marketing/Business planner etc.

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By lizsuccess
13th May 2013 23:14

Re: Marketing for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Hello,

I am interested in the services you offer, can you send me your contact details?

Thank you.

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By Eljay15
28th Oct 2008 23:19

Did you do it?
Hi Louise,
I wondered if you have set up your business and how is it going? I have just set up my own bookkeeping business, and have registered with the AAT as a MIP. I live in Lancashire and have three young children. I was looking for ideas on marketing and came across your post.

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By Krispi
21st Aug 2007 09:09

Going it alone
I am AAT qualified and work for myself.
Have a look on the AAT website for info on obtaining a practising licence. As you are AAT qualified you should be able to obtain your practise licence through them, providing you can demonstrate you have the relevant experience. You do have to pay for your licence but provided you have kept up your CPD requirements as a member you shouldn't have to take any more exams.

Best of luck
Michelle

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By User deleted
20th Aug 2007 19:21

Starting up
I have been where you are and now that it can seem quite daunting but don't worry it all comes with experience.

You will need insurance and it will help you get business if you have a practising certificate from a recognised body (inst of certified bookkeppers?)

Software - one mans meat is another mans posion, I like Quickbooks myself but some don't.

Marketing - ring all the accountants in your area and ask if they want any bookkeeping outsourced. Ask the banks to refer you. Telephone contact all businesses in yellow pages - everyone hates doing their books and you should receive reasonable retrun. Attend business forums in the area. Network. Tell all your friends and family what you are doing and get them to sell you to anyone with a business. Advertise in local mags. Get a weblink on Yell.com. Print flyers. Give new clients a referral incentive. Seek out the opportunities section on this site.

Current rate per hour averages £15 - £20.

Correct assumption re TB.

Worth speaking with the bank purley for referral opportunities also you may need to borrow to fund growth.

Where are you based? I am currently on the lookout for bookkeepers.

Also, I don't usually use this forum to promote my business but I really think that I could help you. I specialise in start up co's and sole traders and offer a one stop shop to include accountancy and taxation, IT support, Website design, Marketing advice etc. If you are interested then let me know.

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By User deleted
20th Aug 2007 21:47

Thank you for your reply.
Many thanks for you reply. Alot of the info. you gave me was very informative for me.
Can I also ask you what expenses i can claim for working from home too??? overheads and business expenses???? any detailed info.would be grateful.
Also regarding the practising certificate would i be able to obtain this just be registering to be a member or do you have to sit an exam for this??? I am AAT qualified but these qualifications were obtained over 9 yrs ago.

Oops forgot to add I am based near warrington, cheshire.


Once again for your input, i will definetley bear in mind the help that you have offerred. Many thanks Louise.

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By User deleted
21st Aug 2007 11:52

Thanks Michelle
Hiya Michelle
Thanks for your reply.
The actualy qualifications i got were NVQ 2, 3 AND 4 in accounting which are equivalent to the AAT. I obtained these back in 1997. I did become a member of the ATT ( MAAT ) for the first couple of years but then didn't renew my membership. I haven't sat any exams since due to family committments and working life, however i have been working in the finance area since.
I will check out the AAT website thanks for that pointer.
Its just seems quite daunting at the moment but obviously as i know this is a service people will expect to be professional i want everything to be correct and in place and my understandings 110% correct too.
Thanks once again.

Louise.

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By User deleted
21st Aug 2007 13:14

Expenses
It would depend on whether you were to trade as a limited company or as a sole trader. In your circumstances I would presume ST?

If sole trader then you can apportion the additional household expenses for business use, if you trade as a limited company then you could rent a room to the company at market value.

Don't forget your mileage at 40p for first 10,000 p/a.

Go to the revenue website for detailed guidance.

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By maureenhaynes
24th Aug 2007 12:36

Personal side
I would just add to Lesley's comment re the personal side of trying to manage home/family and freelance work. When my sons were small, I did a similar thing and the theory works very well - be your own boss, manage your time etc.. The practice can be more complicated as these things often are. The reason I had to give up in the end after a couple of years, was that I had a short period of illness (less than a week) which meant that, unlike a normal go-to-work job for one employer, I then had 3 people all wanting their accounts and payroll done as a priority as soon as I was able. Of necessity small companies tend to want their accounts ready to agreed dates so you need a fallback plan to cover anything unforseen. At the time I covered a weekly payroll as well and that was particularly time-sensitive of course.
Not wishing to put you off at all; hope it works well for you, but you have to be realistic. Good luck.
Maureen

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By dan06
21st Aug 2007 14:19

Further assistance
Louise, you may also like to post your comment on UK Business Forums where you will be able to find lots of useful guidance from business owners who've been there and done it.

Dan Martin
Chairman, www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk
Editor, www.businesszone.co.uk

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By User deleted
24th Aug 2007 13:42

Bookkeeper
Sorry Jen but im down South.

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By dawn james
24th Aug 2007 14:21

Sorry Louise - message for JD
JD - you say you're down south. Where? I know a very good book-keeper looking for work I can recommend. She does our company's book-keeping and also runs her own payroll bureau

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By LOUBELOUUK
21st Aug 2007 15:39

Thanks again
JD - Thanks once again for your valued input, i will check things out. Thanks for the tip in the mileage and yes i will be starting as a sole trader... seems more appropriate really.

Dan - I have already found this forum and posted there too for advice but thank you for taking time to point me to this web site also.

Louise.

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By steveoneill
22nd Aug 2007 17:08

Money Laundering Regulations
Everyone who performs accountancy services including bookkeepers are under the ML Regulations.The 2007 Regulations requires that all in the sector will be monitored for compliance. The AAT is a monitoring body, but only to its members who are registered for practice review through its self employed members scheme, where you will need a practice license etc including PI Insurance and CPD.

If you do not take this route you will have to register to be monitored by HMRC by 15 December 2007. Failure to be registered and monitored by one of the monitoring bodies means you will commit a criminal offence after the 15 Dec 2007 by offering accountancy services.

This is something everyone who wants to enter the accountancy sector now has to face.

Steve O'Neill
Business Tax Centre Limited

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By User deleted
21st Aug 2007 18:11

Banks
That's assuming that you don't mind waiting three months for one of them to open a business bank account (not a one off) or four months for the other to register a POA.

Worst two I have ever come across - their incompetence astounds me.

I wouldn't use either if they paid me.

Beware free banking, choose a bank that gives you a business manager (who is available for you), one that is nearby so you can turn up when on the doorstep if you have to, once that is open to reciprocation of referrals, and one that you click with. With most of them you can minimise the charges by e-banking anway, and even if you do have to pay some charges then believe me it will be money well spent!

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By AnonymousUser
21st Aug 2007 18:52

Banks
I agree with the previous post as regards the banks mentioned level of 'service' or, as is more often the case, lack of.

A number of other banks offer the first year or so free anyway. E-banking you should find easy but you do need to pay in unless all your customers are businesses who can transfer bank-to-bank.

Again I agree with another poster who recommended 'local'. Sometimes the only way to get something done is a visit. It can be worthwhile considering dress when visiting: looking like you have just come off a building site WILL get you inferior treatment.

Self employment is mainly a lifestyle choice. Thats to say you don't do it for the money - employment often pays better overall - you do it because it allows you control, independence & responsibility. Best of luck.

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By theedges
21st Aug 2007 19:59

Some advice
My advice for finding clients would be to advertise in your local papers, but above all try to get known to local businesses. It can be difficult to start but I did acquire many clients from newspapers and the Yellow Pages. From these will come referrals later on, sometimes years later.

On a personal level, if you are planning to work from home with a baby then don't plan on this long term! I have done this and it works OK to start with, but once baby starts moving around it will become impossible, as she will demand more attention. I would give it until baby is 16 months old at the very latest until you have to reconsider how you will work it.

Best of luck in your new venture.

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By User deleted
24th Aug 2007 16:41

Don't lose out when working from home
Hi Louise

I hope you're getting good advice. There's one thing you should not forget, and that is to time your work accurately so you can charge properly for work done.

To help you in the simplest way, have a look at the Four Four Time Project timer, which is being used by many members of Accounting Web. This software runs alongside any other program and at the click of the mouse will time your work and produce reports by client, or by daily activity.

Full details are on the website at www.fourfourtime.co.uk, and enquiries are welcome. You can download a free trial version.

All the best with your venture.
Kind regards
Jill Spiers

Four Four Time Limited
T - 01635 40329
E - [email protected]
W - www.fourfourtime.co.uk

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By User deleted
24th Aug 2007 17:46

Dawn
I'm based in Essex

Sounds interesting.

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By iandarkwater
27th Aug 2007 11:00

Try the Coop Bank!
Hi Louise
Late comment on banks.

Join the Federation of Small Businesses - many benefits & lots of hand holding particularly for start-ups.

Then join the Coop Bank witha FSB account - its free of charges - actually you get a £25 gift once/a!! - & in my experience excellent & there's a branch in Warrington.

What more could you ask?

Best of Luck

Ian

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By LOUBELOUUK
27th Aug 2007 21:06

Yikey!!!!
Well firstly thank you soo much for all your comments and taking the time to give me advice... i must admit to feeling very overwhelmed with it all at the moment.....
I have contacted a local enterprise scheme in my area and made an appointment to see a business advisor who gives advice free and will point me in the right direction and hopefully explain everything to me!!! ( i think it is funded by my local borough council )
I have made notes from all the comments received and will look into everything.
If you have any more advice please keep it coming as i will be interested to read your thoughts and advice.

Louise.

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By User deleted
31st Aug 2007 21:44

Banks
Hi Louise,

Having only started up myself a few weeks ago I can recommend Natwest. There is a period of free banking but I've got a good business manager who I'm working with on referring business between each other.

Good luck.

Paul James
Hanly Accountants & Business Advisers
www.hanlyaccountants.co.uk

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By GraceinGlasgow
04th Sep 2007 11:34

Be a bit choosy
Can I also suggest that you don't just accept every bit of work that comes along? I work from home with a child at school now and it's a very tricky thing to manage time-wise. The comment about the weekly payroll I think is a very good example here. Something with such a tight deadline every week will turn into a nightmare very quickly, even if it does pay well.

Think very carefully how much time you are really going to have, then divide by 2. Don't accept anything which is not going to fit in with what you want to do.

I do tax, rather than book-keeping and I explain to my clients that realistically I will not be able to do much over the summer holidays. If they don't like it, they go and get another tax advisor. This means I am left with a select bunch of clients who are relaxed, sympathetic and a pleasure to deal with and this is well worth charging a bit less for (sorry about the grammar).

It doesn't make much money though. To make money, you have to set up an office & work away from home, I think.

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By AnonymousUser
07th Sep 2007 19:48

good
I think this is a good idea. However try thinking about having a business plan together that would help you move forwards.

I myself starting a small business a year ago providing business planning and management and to date I do have 4 offices based in Africa while the UK office serve as a back office.

Another good idea would be to have a website and promoting it. That would provide more businesses. We do also use Quick Books Pro 6 and Business Manager 2006 that I find very useful.

If you need any help in planning for your start up, please stay in touch. That would be done free of charge.

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By angieci76
11th Sep 2007 21:10

You could be me!!!
OMG! When I read your post I couldn't believe how similar our situations are! I too am thinking of setting up a bookkeeping business and have the exact questions you have! There are some interesting answers so far (esp. money laundering one - I had no idea!). I have 3 children (one 6 yr old at school, one 4 yr old at nursery in the mornings and one 17 month old at home). I do already do some work from home and yes it can be a nightmare trying to juggle the children and work, but I think (hope!) it will be okay! So many things to think about, I too am going to make an appointment at our local enterprise office for some business start up advice (they have already sent me a pack and it looks like the best place to start is with a business plan as someone else has already mentioned). As for software, I am going to use SAGE accounts and payroll as most of the accountants in my area would prefer records in that format. SAGE has a bookkeeprs club and you can pay a yearly (monthly by DD) fee to be up to date with the latest software and have full support should anything go wrong. This saves lots of money on shelling out for a software package that will be considered out of date in no time! Good luck and keep us posted with your progress!
Angie

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By User deleted
05th Oct 2007 12:19

I am doing this already
I started out in 1995 after a long spell working for a large organisation including a top 4 accounting firm. I started from home working from the kitchen and now I have a small office formerly a garage. I am based in Croydon and I do travel up to Birmingham and even have clients in Singapore HK and the states where I offer on line training on QuickBooks, Sage and other accounting packages. I also do bookkeeping, my bread and butter, and preparation of financial statements, tax for audit. Feel free to contact if required.

My email address is [email protected]

My job varies and I will be able to relate more

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By User deleted
05th Oct 2007 14:13

Marketing the business
I also have recently set up a practice offering bookkeeping and accountancy services. I am finding it extremely hard to get clients. I've registered as a practising member of ICB and I am a provisional practising member of CIMA.

But how can I find more clients?!!!

I've tried cold calling, writing letters, contacting local accountants but to no avail. I've spoken to my local banks but the clerks say they do not refer work to outside companies. I've joined the local chamber of commerce and attend business lunches regularly so hopefully something may come out of those but who knows when!

I am keen to get on but it can be so daunting!

I also have three children too - 7 5 and 3 so flexibility is key. I've got to work around them. It will be slightly easier when my youngest starts nursery next week for 2 hours so i'll have free time in the mornings to visit clients etc.

I think one of my issues is that tax is not my favourite topic and I am extremely wary of not being able to advice clients effectively. I have a lot of experience in management accountancy - preparation of budgets, forecasts, revenue management etc. but the majority of small business owners do not feel they have a need for these services so how can I present the benefits to them?

Any feedback and advice will be greatly appreciated.

I am based in Isleworth.

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By User deleted
05th Oct 2007 15:59

Rule Number One...
is Louise: never, ever, ever under any circumstance work for friends or family.

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By theedges
05th Oct 2007 17:44

Finding clients for Bukib
You are correct in thinking small businesses are generally not interested in budgets and forecasts. They want to pay the minimum for compliance and accounts.

My advice is to learn about tax, which is what I did. Mercia Group offer a range of courses which may help you - tel 0116 258 1200.

I would have about six clients if I knew nothing about tax, as it is I have around 35.

Best of luck!

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By User deleted
06th Oct 2007 17:04

I Agree
I agree, it was hard going in the first instance but I perservered and soon I got more than than I can cope and all these is through word of mouth, recommendation and through exhibitions at Business Startups, show me the money etc.... but primarily through word of mouth

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By Suntree
14th Jan 2010 18:34

MARKETING SOLUTIONS

I am thinking of setting up my bookkeeping business which with some luck (more work than luck of course :)) should evolve to bookkeeping, accountancy and tax services.

As many novices I am not sure where to start and believe professional advice could help a lot. If your services are still available, could you please drop me an email at [email protected]?

 

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By Jason Dormer
14th Jan 2010 19:21

Hello

I'd be happy to - is that request directed at me (JD) or another posted on this thread?

 

Regards

 

Jason Dormer

Seahorse (UK) Ltd - For accountants and bookkeepers

www.seahorseuk.co.uk

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By User deleted
18th Feb 2010 12:56

Hello

I need help and advice on starting up a bookkeeping and tax services. I am pat qualified ACCA and just need to sit for 4 more papers to be qualified. Prior to this i want to start from home, by doing some bookeeping and filling out tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

 

My question is do i have need to have a practising certificate to start now from my home?

I have been working in Accounting Department for 6 years now and i have a degree in Accounting and Finance.

Please advice

Ade

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By Monsoon
18th Feb 2010 13:34

ACCA

Be very careful! If you are only PQ with ACCA then they won't allow you to do anything past basic bookkeeping. They are very strict about what they allow their PQs to do - phone them and get it direct from the horse's mouth.

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By samlee
13th Aug 2013 11:35

setting up buisness

Hi all, just been reading all your questions and comments.

I,m looking to start a bookeeping buisness from home, i have just done a dimploma level 1 and 2 in bookeeping.

Do i still need to register?

Will i make much money as i have no sage or tax experience?

Will i get the clients if all i can do is bookeeping?

I can work full time as both my children are adults now, the only thing i work full time nights at the minute, which i cannot give up until i have enough work or clients to compensate .

Am i setting myself an impossible task. ?

What computor software will i need?

 

Many thanks in advance any other help will be  greatly appreciated

 

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