What professional qualifications do I need?
Although there are no specific academic or experience requirements to start your home based bookkeeper business, however, it would be (generally) assumed the participant would have had (at minimum) 1 year of community college accounting/bookkeeping or equivalent experience. A currently employed, Full Charge Bookkeeper would be presumed to be an “ideal” participant, as would an accounting major with a two-year Associates degree or a four-year Bachelors degree. If you have any doubts about your preparation for the program, send an email to Lola and schedule a telecom at your mutual convenience.
Do I need an office and lots of equipment?
You can run your bookkeeping business from home. There is no need for any expensive equipment; if you own a basic computer your startup costs will be minimal. Bookkeeping is a business you can start from your living room. We advise people to run their bookkeeping business from home, because this helps to keep startup costs to an absolute minimum.
When will I be ready to start my own business?
It will depend upon the amount of time you have available to apply yourself to getting it off the ground. We will go into this in depth during the training program. In short, some will be ready immediately upon completion of the training program. Others may need time to phase out of their current full time job. The scenario will be different with each individual.
What is included in the mentoring part of the package?
The Express Biz Services team will initiate a weekly conference call to work through possible issues and to answer questions that come up along the way. We will also respond to a reasonable number of emails throughout the six month mentorship. We will offer intense marketing support during the first 3 months.
How long is the training program?
Each phase is a 2.5 day training program plus a half day Q&A session.
Where will the training take place?
We will begin with Las Vegas and we are currently looking into offering a training session in Bozeman, Montana.
When are the training programs offered?
We are planning for October in 2015. We will post our 2016 schedule in the near future.
Has anyone that you have worked with started their own business?
Yes, see the testimonial by Lori Arthun
If this is such a great idea, how can I be sure the market will not be saturated?
There is enough demand for this business that we don’t see that as an issue. Please talk to us if you are concerned.
When are the training programs offered??
We will post our schedule in the near future.