Starting your own business as a professional tax preparer or bookkeeper can be a rewarding experience with tons of perks — with the ability to set your own hours and lifestyle priorities in one of society’s oldest and most stable industries.
People interested in starting accounting firms can easily feel overwhelmed with questions. Where can I learn the skills I need to offer bookkeeping and tax preparation services on a budget? How do I market those services and find clients?
As daunting as those questions can feel, it’s much easier to start when you have the right support in place to ensure your business gets off to a strong launch and onto the trajectory of long-term success.
Be in business for yourself, but not by yourself
One option for obtaining the necessary support to start your own accounting firm is to enroll in an online course with a training provider like Universal Accounting Center. Universal offers comprehensive online courses that provide everything you need to know to start your own accounting firm.
As Stephen King wrote in his memoir On Writing, “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, it only gets better.” UAC helps shake off the fear of starting by taking prospective accounting pros beyond just certification courses. Universal offers a proven, turnkey process for starting a premier accounting firm. Expert academic, marketing, and life coaches provide customized support as you start your business.
These coaches can help you with everything from developing a business plan and marketing strategies to managing your time and staying motivated.
Starting your own business requires a significant investment of time and effort, so it is important to have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve and how you plan to get there, or as Stephen Covey put it, “Starting with the end in mind.” Universal’s coaches help you define your goals and create a roadmap for achieving them. They also provide guidance and support as you navigate the challenges and setbacks that are inevitable when starting a business.
Learning from Universal’s marketing pros
Universal Accounting Center’s marketing professionals work one-on-one with students to help them learn how to leverage social media and attract clients when starting their own accounting firm, or when developing a side hustle to provide bookkeeping and tax services on the side.
First, they can help with developing a marketing plan that outlines the target market, the marketing message, and the marketing tactics to be used. This plan can serve as a roadmap for the business owner to follow in order to reach their desired clients.
Second, the marketing professionals can assist with creating marketing materials to help promote the business. They can also help with creating a website and social media presence to make it easier for potential clients to find and contact the business.
Third, the marketing coaches will show you how to implement marketing tactics such as networking, email marketing, and content marketing to reach potential clients. By building relationships with other businesses and professionals in the community, the business owner can increase their visibility and attract new clients.
Where does it all start?
Universal Accounting Center offers a number of free resources for people who want to start their own accounting firm and for bookkeeping and tax professionals looking to advance their career.
In just four to six weeks, you can complete Universal’s Professional Bookkeeper course and start working directly with small businesses. Universal also offers self-paced courses on how to become a certified Professional Tax Preparer and Quickbooks Specialist.
Starting a business as a professional tax preparer or bookkeeper requires a significant investment of time, effort, and resources. Universal Accounting Center offers online courses and expert coaches to provide the support you need to succeed. You can turn your dream of starting your own business into a reality. At Universal, you won’t have to do it alone.
Call 877-801-8080 or schedule an appointment online to discuss your future with Universal Accounting Center.