Be Strong enough to stand alone, Smart enough to know when you need help, and Brave enough to ask for it…                                                                                     -Unknown

Getting Started

I would really love for someone to help me or give me advice on how to get started doing bookkeeping. What is the key to getting new clients? What is needed to get started? What programs are best?  I would really like to expand on my tax business and start offering bookkeeping as another service I offer.

I have been preparing taxes for 20+ years and have been asked about bookkeeping services. I have thought about it for a while and I think now is the time. I have been looking into it and there is so much info out there. Some push the virtual bookkeeping which would be a good idea, but I think lacks the personal feel. Not that I wouldn’t be interested in that, don’t get me wrong.

I want to retire soon and would like to get this started so that I can make a smooth transition. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


My studies are coming along fine. Have run into a little trouble in my Operations Management class. Hoping to get past it and back on track soon. Long way to go but I am getting there. I am 61% complete with my program so I am over half way there. Going to get that Bachelors!!!

Crazy Legs

I am totally out of shape. We had a fire drill at work today. I am on the 6th floor. Was not too bad going down, but I wanted to be brave and try to walk the 6 flights back up. Not happening today…My legs started having a tantrum. I made it up 3 flights and my legs started shouting out loud, screaming at me as to what the hell I was doing. Asking me if I lost my ever loving mind…

I had to calm them down by getting off the stairs and taking the elevator the other 3 floors. I have to try to not spring something like that on them again. I will have to take it slow and casually break them in. I explained that we may start doing the stairs, but 2-3 flight at a time, gradually adding one more until I can do six comfortably. They agreed and stopped throwing a fit.

I was nice to them and rubbed them down a little. We are good now, but I know better next time…


d0d558de08054e053148387c171ca50eGood afternoon everyone. This has been a typical Monday. Missed the train this morning so I was a little late for work. Had closing today (which wasn’t due until tomorrow) so I was super busy and of course there were numerous issues only because I wanted everything to go smoothly.

It all worked out though, I’m a little worn out, physically and mentally, and am now going to have lunch…it is 2:32pm on this day. There is homework to finish and shopping to do…I will be able to relax when it is close to bedtime, but oh I am looking so forward to that!!