How to start your own bookkeeping business course is for all the would-be bookkeepers out there who dream of working for themselves one day and for all the aspiring accounting students who would like to have their own practice one day. It's not a silver bullet, and so if you've already started your own bookkeeping business, you may still find value in the course but it is for the start-ups.
In the course we look at things such as mindset, what you need when you start a bookkeeping business, finding and keeping clients happy and how to get out of the game. There's various exercises to help you to test your bookkeeping / accounting skills/knowledge.
The best selling book "How To Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business and be Successful" (as a PDF) is included. The course will take approx 2 hours to complete plus reading time.
The way the course is structured - you read a chapter from the book and then watch the video and have a go at any of the exercises / examples given.
The course is ideal if you are serious about embarking upon a career in bookkeeping. Even if you are currently a self employed bookkeeper, you'll still get value from this course because we look at running a bookkeeping BUSINESS and not just being employed as a bookkeeper and having a job - this is a completely different mindset.
We touch on academic skills -and being technically competent to be a bookkeeper, but this is not a 'bookkeeping course' - this is a business course, focused on how to run a specific type of business - namely a bookkeeping business.
The lecturer began a bookkeeping business for £150, with no experience and ran and grew it successfully for 10 years so none of this material is theoretical or hypothetical. Its real, its practical and it works.
Intro to the book How to start your own bookkeeping business - download the ebook and the author - why she got started in business.
What kind of a person do you need to be, to be in a business like this?
The 4 p's of product, price, place, promotion
The 5 W's
Additional equipment and materials
Potential courses to do to gain qualifications
Test your debits and credits
First 7 days in business
What to do with your first client!
What contracts and paperwork you should have and with whom.
BANK RECONCILIATION EXERCISE - MR ROTHWELL
Have a go at doing the books for Malvern Wholesalers
Systems you need to have in place for your business
Where to go and who to turn to for help
Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award. In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).
Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.
Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.
Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.
In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering.