Upcoming Book — How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business

Upcoming Book — How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business

Remember that old saying teachers used to shout out at the end of an exam? “Pencils down!” Well, I’m happy (and a bit relieved) to announce that I’ve put my pencil down and I’ve submitted my manuscript and made my final edits for my upcoming book.  Now, it’s in the publisher’s hands as the editorial team takes these next few months to make sure that every I is dotted and t is crossed. But I’m happy to announce that we’re that much closer to the book being available for you in your local bookstore. 

Preliminary Book Cover

Whether you are a CPA, accountant, bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor or a tax professional this book has useful information — even if you are not just starting your business.   The book includes a wealth of information, quotes or stories from other accounting professionals and a lot of resources including:

  • Sample business plan with industry statistics
  • Questions to ask new or potential clients
  • Client setup checklist for QuickBooks setups
  • Sample engagement letters
  • Effective  marketing strategies including online marketing and social media
  • Financial considerations including estimating start-up costs
  • Guidance on setting billing rates and policies
  • and much more

The anticipated publication date for How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business is June 1, 2011. Mark your calendars!

21 thoughts on “Upcoming Book — How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business

  1. Michelle Long Post author

    @Yeshwant — I would suggest you work on a marketing plan. First, Identify your target market — are you focusing on small business owners or accounting professionals? Then, identify strategies and methods to reach them.

    In the US we have organizations that can help people for free (like the Small Business Development Center or SCORE). If you have something like that in India, I would see if they can help you with a marketing plan. You might also Google ‘marketing plan’ and other words to help.

  2. CA.Yeshwant Mehta

    Hearty congrats on the upcoming new book, sure it will be wealth of information to the new comer in the accounting career. I am a qualified chartered accountant from India and doing accounting practice in India. I will be grateful to you if you suggest me the sources and ways to get the offshore bookkeeping & accounting works from US small businessmen, CPA, Bookkeeping consultants.


  3. Mindy

    I’d ask for an advance copy, but I’d rather wait for the version with an accurate index! I’ve had too many “text books” that were worthless as reference after the class because it had no index.

    I’ll have my order in. Can’t wait!

  4. Sharon

    I am looking forward to reading your book. I have so many questions myself on this subject that I am sure your years of experience will be of great benefit to me.

  5. Joyce

    Congrats Michelle… so exciting! *signing up for my copy to put next to my copy of Successful QuickBooks Consulting* can’t wait…

  6. Cullun

    Great news! I’m sure it’s been a ton of work but it’s got to have felt good to be able to post this! Now you’ll have more time for other adventures.

  7. Julia Hopkins

    I’m so happy you’re doing this book! I will surely have to pick up a copy, just to refine everything! How excting:-)

  8. Dixie Lee

    I know you must be relieved to have finally finished your book. Your last book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to launch their own bookkeeping business. I’m looking forward to adding this new book to my bookshelf.