Successful QuickBooks Consulting
The Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business
This book will help you start earning money in your OWN business with the
wealth of information it provides. It includes steps to start your own business
(and estimated start up costs); how to define your services and set billing rates
(includes average billing rates); how to improve your knowledge and experience;
obtain new clients and effective marketing ideas; details about websites, client
engagements, market opportunities, growing the business, and MUCH more.
The book includes results of a national survey of QuickBooks ProAdvisors about
their annual income, use of engagement letters, over 300 comments and advice on things
they wish they had known sooner or done differently, their KEYS to SUCCESS and more!
Bookkeepers, accountants, tax preparers, and consultants will all find beneficial
information in the book. With your own business, you can decide what hours you want
to work, services to provide, and work from home if you choose! This book will help you SUCCEED!
Reader Jeff Lippincott of Jlippin.com
says, "Great book! I liked it a lot. I think it is a wonderful book that will help
someone with an accounting background either take the plunge into self-employment
as a QuickBooks consultant, or give someone who already has their own bookkeeping
or accounting firm the know-how to expand into another service offering. This book
is not about Quickbooks per se. It is about how to become a Quickbooks consultant
in a professonal capacity.
"The author has ties to Intuit and the Kauffman Foundation. And sometimes the book
comes across as an advertisement for these two organizations. She is also a QuickBooks
consultant herself, so this book comes across as a marketing piece for her private
practice, too. But the book is a short quick read that certainly opened my eyes to
what a person can do to prepare for and become a self-employed QuickBooks consultant.
"I am a SCORE volunteer who regularly counsels wanta-be entrepreneurs and small
business owners on how to prepare business plans and how to get their new businesses
up and running. I'm also a CPA and attorney. I am not one to advise my SCORE clients
to spend much on consultants to help them start their own businesses. And the way I
usually advise my clients regarding bookkeeping and accounting is to get a PC and
a copy of QuickBooks Pro.
"I tell them to install the software on their computer and struggle with the program
for a week. Try to set up their accounting system and then save the data file to a CD.
Then find a QuickBooks consultant to examine it and tweek it so it will work well for
the business and the data can be easily merged into Turbo Tax at year end. Now that
I have read this book I know a little more about what credentials a QuickBooks
consultant should have and how my clients can easily find them.