Ask Lisa - How Do I Start A Bookkeeping Business?

Starting your own bookkeeping business can seem like a monumental task.

It's a field brimming with potential and opportunity, but also laden with challenges and requirements. If you've ever wondered how to navigate this journey, you're not alone.

In the first episode of the Ask Lisa YouTube series, Lisa Campbell addresses the  question: How Do I Start A Bookkeeping Business?

It's an episode that is your essential guide to transforming your bookkeeping aspirations into reality.

Why Bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping is a fantastic business opportunity. With the rise of small businesses and freelancers, there's a growing demand for reliable and skilled bookkeepers. But before diving into the bookkeeping world, it's crucial to understand the foundation you need to build a successful business. Lisa, with her wealth of experience, breaks down the key steps to set you on the right path.

Solidify Your Knowledge Base

Lisa emphasizes the importance of having a solid educational foundation. You can't start a bookkeeping business without understanding the basics. 

Gain Practical Experience

Education alone isn't enough. Lisa advises gaining practical experience by working for someone else first. Apprenticing under an established bookkeeper or firm allows you to learn the ropes in a real-world setting. 

Beware of Quick Fixes

In the digital age, it's easy to be lured by quick online courses promising to make you a bookkeeping expert overnight. Lisa warns against these too-good-to-be-true solutions. 

Certification Matters

To further distinguish yourself, Lisa stresses the importance of professional certification.

Master the Tools of the Trade

Knowing how to use bookkeeping software is crucial, but it doesn't make you a bookkeeper. It’s essential to combine software knowledge with a solid educational foundation and practical experience to truly excel in the field.

Take the Leap with Confidence

The road to starting a bookkeeping business may seem daunting, but with the right guidance, it becomes manageable. Lisa's comprehensive breakdown in the first episode of Ask Lisa equips you with the knowledge and confidence to take the first steps towards your dream.

So, if you're ready to turn your passion for numbers into a thriving bookkeeping business, don't miss this episode!


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Also, check out Lisa's Accelerator Method Masterclass coming up on July 15th!


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Michael Palmer

Article by Michael Palmer

Michael is the CEO of Pure Bookkeeping, the host of The Successful Bookkeeper podcast and an acclaimed business coach who has helped hundreds of bookkeepers across the world push through their fears and exponentially grow their businesses and achieve the quality of life they've always wanted.