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Barbara, Enrolled Agent
Category: Tax
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Experience:  18+ years of experience in tax preparation; 25+ years of experience as a real estate/corporate paralegal.
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I want to start my own bookeeping, tax and accounting

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I want to start my own bookeeping, tax and accounting business, where can I find good information on startup costs and what I need to do?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 3 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Depending on whether you will rent an office or work out of your home office, the startup costs will vary, but will be minimal.

The following links contain information you will find helpful:

Once you have reviewed the above information, please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you may have, and I will be happy to help you. I have my own tax prep/resolution business and will be able to answer any other questions you may have.

Best regards,


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
With the market full of bookkeepers and other services - what do you do to stand out and is there some kind of niche market to target?
Expert:  Barbara replied 3 months ago.

I pursue every avenue/method to generate business. There are quite a few freelance websites that I am registered for.

I am also an IRS Enrolled Agent which has presented many opportunities for me.

Get some business cards printed. Contact existing businesses who may refer overflow work to you.

I made you the offer of a phone call. If you would like to discuss this in greater detail, I would be happy to do so.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
When are you available? Primarily want to know what type of technology you use ? Platform pc vs Mac and servers etc..
Expert:  Barbara replied 3 months ago.

Once you accept my offer, I am available now.

Expert:  Barbara replied 3 months ago.

I am also available tomorrow morning. I am located in the Eastern Time Zone.