Resources to Help You Run a Successful Accounting Practice

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The view of a professional operating the keyboard of his computer.Working all by your lonesome in your home office can often leave you feeling isolated. It’s important that you recognize there are countless resources designed to provide you with useful information, connect you with other professionals, help you solve common business problems and make you more profitable. And they’re all only a keypad away. Where can you find them? Right here.

Sites for the small business owner

These sites are designed specifically with the small business owner in mind. Here you can find helpful small business resources and access valuable guidelines and tips.

The Small Business Association. Their motto is “programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed.” The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government designed to promote the small business. With district offices across the nation, the SBA can help you access training, counseling, and other small business specialists. Their site also provides other valuable links.The National Association for the Self-Employed. The NASE provides special member services to help you become a successful entrepreneur. They can provide you with the tools and resources that can save you time and money in your personal and professional life.Accountants Who Blog. Blogging is a great way for professionals to share information and connect. This site provides you with a list of well-known blogging accountants.

Financial/Credit

Maintaining or building good credit is important for the small business owner. These resources are designed to do just that.

As a small business owner it’s important that you maintain good credit. There are three main credit reporting agencies that will help you check your standing and ensure that your identity isn’t violated by someone you do or don’t know. Visit Transunion, Experian, and Equifax to get your credit report or track your credit rating.Better Business Bureau. Their mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Dedicated to fostering fair and honest relationships between businesses and consumers, the BBB is supported by more than 300,000 local business members nationwide.

Medical/Insurance

We don’t have to tell you that medical insurance can be a grave concern for the small business owner. Here are a few resources that can help:

A.M. Best. A worldwide insurance-rating and information agency, A.M. Best provides users with valuable information about insurance companies in which they might be interested.Med Advantage. One example of discount healthcare services.YOURx PLAN. One example of discount prescription services.

Products/Services

If you’re like most accountants you depend on one or more software package to help you serve your clients. Here are a few product websites you might find useful:

QuickBooks Users. Go here to solve QuickBooks problems, connect with other users, and give and receive QuickBooks advice.PeachTree Users. Go here to solve PeachTree problems, connect with other users, and give and receive PeachTree advice.

Universal Accounting Center Provides These and Many More Helpful Resources

These are just a few examples of helpful resources you’ll find at Universal Accounting Center. For more information like this, visit our Free Accounting and Tax Resources screen. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll find even more links, including articles for your home-based accounting business as well as real estate, travel, and employment sites. We pride ourselves on helping accounting professionals like you succeed. This is just another way UAC is trying to make your job as a freelance accountant a little easier.

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