550,000 New Opportunities for Bookkeepers Every Month
550,000 new businesses… Wow! A study, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, showed that the number of small businesses in the U.S. grew by 550,000 per month from 1996 to 2004, despite swings in the economy.*
If you’ve ever thought of making a change in your life… now is a great time.
I know there are many opportunities out there, but there are lots of advantages to a owning your own professional bookkeeping business and I’d like to spend a few moments with you to discuss them. If a recession-proof business and the opportunity to make $30 to $60 an hour appeals to you, read on.
Small Businesses Are Required by Law to Do Accounting
This is a great opportunity for you. In fact, the US Department of Labor predicts that as the economy grows, the number of business will increase, requiring more accountants/bookkeepers to prepare taxes, set up books, and provide management advice. As these businesses grow, the volume and complexity of information developed by these professionals regarding costs, expenditures, and taxes will increase as well.They go on to say that the increased need for qualified bookkeepers and accountants will rise from changes in legislation related to taxes, financial reporting standards, business investments, mergers, and other financial matters.Many entrepreneurs who start a new business don’t understand the ins-and-outs of the accounting process and need the skills of a qualified bookkeeping and accounting professional. Allen Bostrom, President of Universal Accounting and author of, In the Black: Nine Principles to Make You Business Profitable, suggests that you should have one accounting professional for every 10 employees.He also suggests that if you have less than 10 employees, you should contract with a freelance bookkeeper to prepare your bookkeeping records each month. The need for skilled and qualified bookkeepers who provide valuable advice and direction for small business owners has never been greater. Mr. Bostrom calls these professionals, “Profit Experts.”
Wanted! Profit Experts!
There are several advantages to owning your own small business bookkeeping business and not the least of these is the ability to earn an incredible income! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that you should consider this lucrative business.
- You will earn a better income. If you’re like most people, you’ve spent a good deal of your life working for someone else and putting money into their pocket. Wouldn’t it be nice to earn the same type of income your boss does? Would you like to do better than that? With a career in professional bookkeeping, you can. With the right training, you’ll be able to bill $30 to $60 per hour or more for your services.
- You will be your own boss. Working for yourself can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. You’re in a position to provide for yourself and your family the type of lifestyle you deserve.
- You will create a stable income. You might be thinking, “Owning my own business can provide a stable income?” “I thought it was just the opposite.”
Let me assure you…it sure can. If you plan and use a proven strategy for success, you will be able to create a very stable income and a very comfortable lifestyle.In years past, you could work in a big corporation and find all the security of lifelong employment, but those days are over. Because of corporate restructuring, layoffs, downsizing, and countless other reasons, many people have found that the career choice they thought would lead them to a secure future didn’t.But don’t despair; you can experience that security by being in business for yourself. You just need to make the right choices.
- You can enjoy increased tax benefits. When you own your own business there are a few perks that the average employee doesn’t get to enjoy. There are many things that you can either partially or completely write off as tax deductions. Your car, your home office, your computer and your office supplies to name just a few.
I Don’t Have Any Experience in Bookkeeping … Can I Really Start a Bookkeeping Business?
Absolutely. There is no question in my mind. Thousands of people just like you are finding the interesting and rewarding business of small business bookkeeping is the perfect business for them.Many of these folks are people just like you and me, people without a background in bookkeeping, but with the right education, they are finding their professional bookkeeping business to be one of the most rewarding things they have ever done.
“That’s all fine and good, but how can I know for sure?”
The first step is to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses. If you follow the link below, I’ve included a short questionnaire that might help you determine for yourself if a professional bookkeeping business is right for you.I’d Like to See if a Professional Bookkeeping Business is Right for MeIf you’d like to learn more about starting a professional bookkeeping service, just click on the link below and you’ll find all the information you’ll need to create a profitable and beneficial bookkeeping business.Okay… Show Me How to Start a Professional Bookkeeping Business*The study, conducted by Robert W. Fairlie of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who drew on Census data and Bureau of Labor Statistics for the study, indicates that entrepreneurship in the U.S. has remained relatively constant over the past 10 years.