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  • How many times have you thought about opening a bookkeeping business? If you have been searching for the most complete yet affordable resource to help guide you, How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 4th Edition  will give you the most valuable insight with all of the tools you will need. Not only will it answer the uncertain questions that you have, it will provide you with information that you didn’t even consider!
  • You can spend thousands of dollars just trying to figure out how, but before you do, make sure you know what your budget can afford especially if you don’t need to pay for training and experience that you already have.  When you open a bookkeeping service, it can be more affordable than you think – but it is still an investment. Ask yourself if the potential revenue is worth the minimal investment to secure your own future.   Will the resources for finding clients and marketing along with procedures to follow be worth the return on investment?
  • Opening a bookkeeping service takes hard work. The detailed and updated information outlined in 4th edition will guide and train you on what you are responsible for! They are guidelines and steps to follow to avoid making embarrassing mistakes. They are the questions that hundreds of people have asked me how to do.
  • Great bookkeepers have value and should be paid for their skills. Be in charge of your rate and worth and bill your clients an average of $45 hour AND be treated with respect and appreciation!
  • Remember, you are in charge when you open your own bookkeeping service!

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  • How to open your own in-home bookkeeping service 4th edition is the most complete and real world instruction guide that will teach you step-by-step on how to open a bookkeeping service. The 4th edition includes updates for virtual bookkeeping, online software programs and apps, marketing secrets plus updated and new bookkeeping business forms!  The updated 4th edition is over 441 pages of vast knowledge from the authors first hand expertise and experiences.
  • Each chapter provides updated content and resources making you more valuable in your industry by providing you with the tools and information you need to on opening a bookkeeping service.
  • The 4th edition also includes the customizable forms, spreadsheets and resources as well. It doesn’t need to cost you thousands of dollars in training to open a bookkeeping service when you already have bookkeeping experience.  If you love bookkeeping and want to be your own boss, you can start working on your future today!

How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 4th Edition

Where to begin

  • Writing your business plan
  • Selecting a niche
  • Picking a business name
  • Business licensing
  • Picking a business entity type
  • Creating an operating agreement
  • Taxpayer identification number
  • Errors and omissions insurance
  • Certification and training
  • Accounting software
  • Setting up your office
  • Setting up your company books
  • Common questions

Bookkeeping Services and Going Rates

  • Types of services
  • Pricing structure
  • Getting paid
  • Business types
  • Quotes and engagement agreements
  • Common Questions

Sales & Marketing

  • Networking & contacts
  • Selling your services
  • Joining organizations
  • Marketing materials
  • Creating a website & SEO
  • Social Media & paid advertising
  • Creating a professional profile
  • Online freelancing
  • Competition
  • Testing your marketing
  • Common questions

Bookkeeping Service Instructions

  • Bookkeeping workflow software & apps
  • Setting up a new client
  • Bookkeeping duties
  • Year end accounting
  • Recording keeping & filing
  • QuickBooks chart of accounts & sample reports
  • Common questions

Preparing Taxes

  • Government Regulations
  • Tax schools & training
  • Preparing your own taxes
  • Preparing client tax returns
  • Common questions

Common Questions & Mistakes

  • Mistakes, Stories, and Other Suggestions
  • Common Questions
  • Additional Questions from Bookkeepers

Bookkeeping Accountability

  • Fraud statistics
  • Fraud cases in the news
  • Bookkeeping accountability
  • Case studies
  • Fraud allegations
  • Internal controls
  • Vitalics control forms
  • Common questions

Forms & Checklists

  • Download access to forms and checklists – instructions included
    • Bookkeeping business forms
    • Business plan forms
    • Certificate and Training Syllabuses
    • IRS Resources
    • QuickBooks sample reports
    • Spreadsheets and budgets
    • 14 Vitalics Internal Control Forms


  • Resources & links

Includes over 78 Updated and New Forms!

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Open your own business service

How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 4th Edition

by Julie A. Mucha-Aydlott, CFE

ISBN 978-0-97941247-9

ISBN 978-0-97941243-1

Includes over 78 customizable forms and checklists

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