After selling her practice earlier this year, AccountingWEB contributor Della Hudson has set down her ideas in a new book, ‘The Numbers Business: How to build a successful cloud accountancy practice’
There was no instruction manual when Hudson set up her own accountancy practice in 2009, so she decided to write one for those who want to follow the same path.
To launch the guide, Della will share her experiences in a webinar organised by SME funding platform Capitalise on 25 July.
Della Hudson started training as a chartered accountant in 1989 and had a successful career in business before moving to France to raise a young family. After returning to the UK in 2009, she told AccountingWEB in a Class of 2009 profile of startup practitioners: “I was looking for a good work/life balance with my two small children. I was unable to find part time work locally at a suitable level, so I decided to go it alone.”
What started as a one-day-a-week project on her kitchen table grew into a team of eight people in independent offices over the next nine years until she sold up to concentrate more on writing. After contributing numerous practical articles to AccountingWEB, ‘The Numbers Business’ his her first book.
“This is the manual that I wanted when I first set up my accountancy business in 2009,” said Hudson. “I read plenty of generic business books and downloaded some great material from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales website. But there were so many gaps that I had to make up for myself as I went along.”
‘The Number Business’ is a mix of personal experiences and step-to-step guide. To fill all the gaps for those thinking on embarking on the same adventure, Hudson tells how she set up her own practice alongside a roadmap showing all the main steps she followed during the process.
The book touches on all the milestones in the life of an accountancy practice, from setting up to selling and everything in between. ‘The Numbers Business’ also includes guidance on recruiting and training, moving to external premises, hosting events and marketing.
‘The Numbers Business: How to Build a Cloud Accountancy Practice’ will be published 10 September. To get an early preview with Della Hudson, register here for her webinar with Capitalise on 25 July.