AccountingWEB has published a brand new Start up in practice guide to help aspiring sole practitioners take their first steps in the year ahead.
Following the success of the inaugural guide in 2012, AccountingWEB wanted to build on that knowledge base with support from leading tax and practice organisations including IRIS, Digita, CPAA, TaxAssist, Intuit and Sage.
We were keen to find out more about the start-up experiences of those who downloaded the 2012 guide, and used their feedback to guide the direction of the new document.
We also called on AccountingWEB consultant practice editor, “boring is optional” accountant Mark Lee, to pass on further advice. Mark rose to the challenge by pointing out that technical skills are rarely sufficient, as many start-ups quickly discover.
“You also need to know how to attract clients, how to run a profitable practice and a range of other personal and business skills,” he said.
The 19-page Start up in practice guide is filled with articles, checklists and advice from leading figures in the profession such as Mark Lloydbottom, Ric Payne and Nigel Harris, among others.
Some of the topics covered in the new guide include:
- Creating a vision statement
- Practice finance
- Franchising routes
- Social media strategy
- Websites for start-ups
So, what are you waiting for? For a fresh selection of practical tips and hands-on expert advice, download your free PDF of the 2013 guide now!
You can also keep up-to-date with the latest articles and advice on AccountingWEB’s Start up practice page, as well as discussing the highs and lows of your journey with peers in our Start up practice discussion group.
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