Start & Run a Bookkeeping Business is written for people who want to start or improve their own bookkeeping service businesses. It covers not only the basics of running a small business but also those issues that are specific to a bookkeeping enterprise, such as tracking client work, increasing customer base, and determining when to involve a professional accountant.For anyone with a "head for numbers," it may seem like a natural thing to start their own bookkeeping service. But bookkeepers do not tend to have the training or experience to manage their own business - just the books! As a result, many bookkeeping services fail.In fact, ninety-six percent of all small business in North America fail within ten years and bookkeeping businesses are no exception. The good news is that these business skills can be learned. This book explains how to run a successful bookkeeping business in a step-by-step manner.