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How to Start Your Own Successful Accounting Service

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 10/17/2010 | Accounting

If you have decided to start your own accounting service it is essential you tackle a few important issues before you begin.

First of all make sure that your client database includes all details of your bookkeeping clients, including names, addresses and all information concerning each particular client. Do not miss out adding additional information concerning your clients family members, including important dates that may be birthdays or other.

Once you have a concise and full data base you can start profiting from your business and can confidently approach each client. In accounting it is important to know as much as you can about a client, for accounting is not only sums and calculations it also means researching the best ways to help your client gain as much profit as possible.


Good accounting strategies are a result of thorough research. Let your clients know you are there for them in many ways, by phoning, sending birthday cards, greetings. It is essential your clients feel they are unique.

It is also important to communicate with clients when they are running through negative periods and need support. Think how common it is for people to disappear when things are not going as expected. Well, you as an accountant should do just the opposite, for support is essential for maintaining a good reputation. This attitude you have with your clients will not only make your clients feel reassured but will also be positive on a commercial plan and will lead to an increase of referrals, just because you took extra care of one client.

Just consider this, every business needs some form of accounting, be it a one man firm or a business with a large number of employees. You can expect to be earning up to 70 per hour with an accounting service and accountants are always in demand. It is not at all expensive to start up your accounting service; you will probably have to put down an initial capital of less than 1000. With this sum you can purchase all you need to start off, for there is no special equipment to purchase, a computer, printer, calculator and fax machine is all you will need to begin with.

You may decide to purchase computer software to help you out, but yet again there is not much expense in that either, as you can purchase these programs for less than 200.

So basically all you need is a computer and a small area in your home or office and decide to start off as a part time venture and gauge the terrain until you are sure your venture will work. So there is no real risk involved only a good ground for making excellent business.