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How To Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business
4.8( 6 REVIEWS )
2h 19m

This course is designed for those who are interested in learning about bookkeeping as a business.

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2h 19m



Lisa Newton, BA, MSc, FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Bookkeepers and accountants who want to start their own bookkeeping business

What you’ll learn: 

  • Know how to start and run a bookkeeping business
  • Identify key objectives when starting up, so that you focus on what is important and run a successful business
  • Understand what it takes to run a bookkeeping business successfully


  • A genuine interest in wanting to start your own bookkeeping business is useful

How to start your own bookkeeping business course is for all the would-be bookkeepers out there who dream of working for themselves one day and for all the aspiring accounting students who would like to have their own practice one day. It’s not a silver bullet, and so if you’ve already started your own bookkeeping business, you may still find value in the course but it is for the start-ups.

In the course we look at things such as mindset, what you need when you start a bookkeeping business, finding and keeping clients happy and how to get out of the game. There’s various exercises to help you to test your bookkeeping/accounting skills/knowledge.

The best selling book “How To Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business and be Successful” (as a PDF) is included. The way the course is structured – you read a chapter from the book and then watch the video and have a go at any of the exercises/examples given.

The course is ideal if you are serious about embarking upon a career in bookkeeping. Even if you are currently a self employed bookkeeper, you’ll still get value from this course because we will look at running a bookkeeping BUSINESS and not just being employed as a bookkeeper and having a job – this is a completely different mindset.

We touch on academic skills -and being technically competent as a bookkeeper, but this is not a ‘bookkeeping course’ – this is a business course, focused on how to run a specific type of business – namely a bookkeeping business. The lecturer began a bookkeeping business for £150, with no experience and ran and grew it successfully for 10 years so none of this material is theoretical or hypothetical. It’s real, it’s practical and it works.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge on how to start your own bookkeeping business.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Mindset 00:00:00
Section 2 - The idea
Game Plan 00:00:00
The Minimums 00:00:00
Section 3 - Getting Started
Getting Started: Part 1 00:00:00
Getting Started: Part 2 00:00:00
Getting Started: Part 3 00:00:00
Section 4 - Up And Running
The technicals 00:00:00
Quiz 00:00:00
First 7 Days 00:00:00
Marketing: 14 Ways In 14 Days 00:00:00
First Client 00:00:00
Legal Contracts 00:00:00
Section 5 - Test Exercises
Mrs. Jones Exercise 00:00:00
Mr. Rothwell Exercise 00:00:00
Malvern Wholesalers Example 00:00:00
Section 6 - Staying In The Game
Client Retention 00:00:00
Overflow 00:00:00
Managing Cashflow 00:00:00
Systems 00:00:00
Need Help 00:00:00
Section 7 - Getting Out The Game
Getting Out The Game 00:00:00
Section 8 - Conclusion
Final Thoughts 00:00:00

Course Review


6 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    How to start your own Bookkeeping Business


    I thought the course gave a great overview of what it takes to start a business. Not just a Bookkeeping Business, but really any type of business. It touched on the Tech side and the skills needed. If you were going to be a Bookkeeper and this was all you had I do not feel the knowledge in the class was enough to be your best. It did give many ideas of where to go for additional help. I enjoyed the class.
    Thank you.

  2. Anonymous

    How To Start Your Own Bookkeeping Business


    Very well done. I enjoyed the course!

  3. Anonymous

    Excellent Guide for Those Thinking About Being a Business Owner


    Lisa does a great job of presenting nuggets of wisdom in the many different areas of starting and owning a bookkeeping/accounting practice. I like that she also includes exercises in some of the chapters so that you get a “hands-on experience (instead of simply listening to a series of lectures). Her chapters are short, to the point and void of a lot of fluff. I also appreciated the downloadable documents that come with the course. If you are on the fence about going solo this is an excellent course to help you decide.

  4. Anonymous
    Alphonsus Chinedu February 25, 2021 at 16:53 PM

    Excellent Course


    I learnt a lot. I think I have enough information to start my own bookkeeping business.
    Thanks Lisa

  5. Confident in the Bookkeeping route


    I haven’t even started my bookkeeping prerequisites. This course was still great in making me feel comfortable knowing that this is the path I would like to go on and now I am confident!