10 Tips for Becoming a Highly Successful Freelance Bookkeeper

Is it easy to become a successful freelance bookkeeper? Let’s be honest. Starting your own freelance bookkeeping business is NOT the same as getting a job as a bookkeeper to make money. Truth is, there are a good number of freelance bookkeepers who don’t make it. The reason is usually not because they don’t have […] ...

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Virtual Bookkeeping: Working With Clients Remotely

I often get the question from traditional freelance bookkeepers and those considering starting a freelance bookkeeping business regarding virtual bookkeeping… “How do you provide bookkeeping services when you are not at the client’s location?” In fact, just this past weekend I got an inquiry about whether it is viable to work with clients using cloud-based […] ...

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QuickBooks 2014 and Other Developments at Intuit

Here’s  some news. if you haven’t heard it yet,  for all freelance bookkeepers who use QuickBooks desktop software in your business: FIRST – the QuickBooks Professional Bookkeeper edition has now been discontinued! Basically, it didn’t catch on. Probably that’s because we want ALL of the functionality that we get in the Accountant edition (more on […] ...

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The Impending QuickBooks 2010 Sunset: How this Helps Your Bookkeeping Business

If you have clients using QuickBooks 2010, have you notified them that as of May 31, 2013 it will be considered obsolete and have an impact on how they can use the program? Whenever there is news that affects your clients, it is a great reason to reach out to them – especially when it […] ...

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Sales Tax: Bookkeeping Nightmare or Opportunity?

Sales tax can be a big headache for many small businesses. In some places (like Philadelphia and New York City) there is not only state sales tax, but also local sales tax to pay attention to. As a freelance bookkeeper, this becomes YOUR headache if your clients are required to collect and file sales tax […] ...

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