• How to Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business

  • And Be Successful
  • By: Lisa Newton
  • Narrated by: Lisa Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-17-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Booglez
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (16 ratings)

Regular price: $8.25

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Editorial Reviews

Your ultimate guide to bookkeeping success can be found in the essential audiobook How to Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business: And Be Successful written and narrated by accomplished British bookkeeper and winner of the 2012 and 2013 Bookkeeping Franchise of the Year, Lisa Newtown. Lisa has over 10 years experience in owning her own successful bookkeeping business. In this complete guide you she will teach you everything there is to know. You will finish this book feeling well-prepared and full of confidence. Available now from Audible.
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Publisher's Summary

How to set up, create and start your own bookkeeping business from scratch. And be successful.
This audiobook is by UK author Lisa Newton who started her own bookkeeping business for £150 in 2004. She used £100 from her overdraft and got £50 'investment' from her mum - and made it work. It is an action-packed, tip-filled, no-nonsense approach to how to start, what to do, things to look out for, pitfalls to avoid and its guidance will help you to avoid the expensive, painful time-consuming mistakes which most freelance independent bookkeepers make. There are plenty of horror stories to keep you on your toes and plenty of useful content to help you to make that transition from full time employee to full time business owner.
Amongst other things this audiobook covers:- getting started- products, price, place, promotion- dealing with clients, suppliers, subcontractors- practical exercises for you to try- and a whole lot more. This isn't theoretical or written by some lecturer. This is written by someone who has been there, done it and franchised the bookkeeping business. And won the Bookkeeping Franchisor of the Year (BKN award) in 2012 AND 2013.
What you'll soon realise (for those of you thinking of starting this kind of business), is that there are a lot of HATERS out there... and the minute you start to become successful - they'll want to find a way to tear you down. But it doesn't matter...it’s actually part of the fun and games which this audiobook also covers. Be flattered when people make an attempt to sabotage your efforts (be it a bad review or to try and get information out of your team) to 'find out how you're doing it'...it’s all happened to the author, and it is to be expected when you're causing a ripple, and doing something that works....
©2013 Lisa Newton (P)2014 Lisa Newton
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Nakiea C on 01-02-18

Great Listen

Overall the book gave valuable information on starting a business & even in the startup phase somethings I didn't realize. Would recommend!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Doggy on 04-30-17

Not worth the money

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

To start with it sounds like she has done her own recording as there are repeated sentences and strange noises. There are few god points there but the endless sale pitch for her MLM company shouldn't be published in a book/audio you pay for.

What could Lisa Newton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She should have taken it to a editor as a good editor would have pointed out what should be in there and how to say it.

What didn’t you like about Lisa Newton’s performance?

Lisa comes around a bit arrogant and full of her self. God on her she is doing so well but she doesn't have to mention it numerous times. I didn't buy it to listen to her brag on about it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I felt sorry for the people that spends money on it. There is a need for him about starting up Bookkeeping business but it had to be of a good quality.

Any additional comments?

Don't teach people time management when you are bad agency a thing yourself. People do what you do not what you say. Could got away with it if she hadn't told all these stories of a bad timekeeping

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4 out of 5 stars
By Shorty on 01-10-17

Very useful

I found this well thought out and it offers a really good grounding on the ups and downs of starting a bookkeeper business. It has given me ideas and highlighted pitfalls I havent thought of. The author is clearly knowledgeable about this industry. The only criticism is the audiobook had a few examples which are basically read out balance sheets which doesn't translate that well into an audiobook.

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