Unless you are a bookkeeper, you will find that many people do not enjoy math. In fact, most people would go so far as to say that they actually hate math. However, chances are, if you’ve become a bookkeeper as your profession you both love math and love helping people. But what are the pros and cons of starting your own bookkeeper business?
Pros of starting a bookkeeper business
If you are already a professional bookkeeper and want to share those skills with the public by starting your own bookkeeping business, there are many pros to just going out and doing it! Start up costs for starting your own bookkeeper business is minimal, especially if you already own your own bookkeeping software. Also, depending on where the demand is, you can choose to become specialized in any specific areas that are the most marketable, although certification is not mandatory to be a bookkeeper. This can increase your business’s marketability as well as allows you to charge a higher amount. Owning your own business also means you can set your own schedule instead of being tethered to the business that you’re an independently contracted bookkeeper at – it allows you to set the rules. You also can do digital/virtual work and broaden your client base outside of your immediate region to serve clients potentially all over the country and even the world. Just make sure you don’t bite off too much at the start – it can be tempting to take on all clients but you should be picky when first starting out.
Cons of starting a bookkeeper business
Although start up costs of becoming a business owning bookkeeper is minimal, you may want to consider the liability concerns. It is important to make sure you are insured in case anything may happen. It is also your responsibility to make sure all client data is safe and secure, which is a lot of responsibility on the part of your new bookkeeper business and can feel overwhelming. Make sure that you are computer savvy or that you hire a good tech support specialist to keep errors and risks at a minimum and impress your clients. Keeping up to date with the newest bookkeeping technology out of your own pocket can seem like an impossible task, but it is imperative to both the health and security of both you, your business and your client’s information. Many clients won’t even consider taking your bookkeeper business on for their small business without those types of guarantees. Make sure you’re increasing your marketability by offering up to date tech, software and promises of the safety of their important and confidential data.
If you’re an experienced bookkeeper considering opening up your own bookkeeping business, it’s important to consider both the pros and the cons of doing so. Although it can be risky, opening your own bookkeeper business can also be fun and create a significant amount of business, both local and global! Good luck to both you and your new bookkeeper business! Visit Blog: http://www.bookkeeperco.com.au