Firstly, apologies if this question has already been asked!
I am a newly qualified ACCA member but have about 8 years of accounts experience (mainly junior level at first as an accounts assistant and then working my way up) I only got serious about ACCA recently hence why I have just gained member status now.
I have always been eager to branch out on my own but I know that there are a million things I need beforehand so having my own accounting practice is still in the future for now. But I am interested in my own bookkeeping business as a starting point and aiming it at small businesses within the small town I live in (that would be my niche market) I am aware that businesses won’t want me just doing bookkeeping and then having to fund someone to do their accounts but also I know some of the small companies just want basic bookkeeping done so I want to aim towards them.
My planning has just started (2019 resolution!) so does anyone have any tips on what else I may need? Any advice from marketing / insurance / what I can and can’t cover, all that would be helpful.
One thing I am aware of is that my tax knowledge is pretty basic so am looking into the tax knowledge at Aat level (Instead of Cta which is expensive and timely) is that a good idea?
many thanks in advance!