Initial Funding

 Determine how much money you are going to invest in starting your bookkeeping practice.

Business Name, Structure and Licensing

 Figure out what type of entity you need to start and then make sure you check local and state laws to see what else you need to do to start your business.


 Figure out what computer you are going to utilize to run your bookkeeping business. It might be more expensive initially, but MacBooks are great laptops that don’t require a lot of IT support and last for years.


 If you want to get an email that is your name @ your business name, check out G Suite from Google for a cheap and really robust solution.


 Where are you going to save all those files once you get them? G Suite has free storage with their subscription, or you can look at other cloud document storage systems like dropbox. 

Pick A Bookkeeping Package

 I prefer QuickBooks Online,  but research all the options and select a package that you think will be the best fit for your business and services.

Train, Train, Train

 There are plenty of free and paid resources to help you become an expert in your bookkeeping package of choice. We even have a course geared to new bookkeepers called Intro to QBO for Bookkeepers.