How to Start an Accounting Practice

Free webinar: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at 4 p.m. ET.

Ed Mendlowitz, CPA Trendlines expert contributor, will be revealing everything you need to start an accounting business in this one-hour, one-CPE-credit session hosted by CPA Academy and produced by New Jersey-based Withum CPAs, where Mendlowitz is a partner.

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Mendlowitz will cover what being in business entails, a quick discussion of the 64 things you need to do when you start your business, five ways to get into your practice, pros and cons of per diem work, and he'll touch on what to read, podcasts to listen to, and courses to take. The session will include a three-question test that can determine whether you would succeed in your own practice.

Mendlowitz is the author of several CPA best-selling handbooks, including:

The Dec. 16 webinar will discuss physical vs. virtual location, or both, how to get business, the differences in marketing and selling, and why you need to do both, whether traditional marketing still works (and what it is), as well as the role of social media and how to use it effectively to launch your reputation.

Mendlowitz will go over how to establish expertise for $150, three services you can advertise and get business from and how to make clients understand your value. Your goal is to understand how to best use the 40 percent of your time that is not spent on client work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what you need to do to get started
  • Map a two-year plan to profitability and a 100% return on investment
  • Understand why per diem work inhibits practice growth
  • Understand what to do the first day you start your practice

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More Mendlowitz webinars

Mendlowitz is also scheduled for these additional webinars at CPA Academy:

  • Dec. 23 at 11 am ET: Tax strategies for clients with collectibles
  • Jan. 7 at 4 pm ET: Reviewing Individual Tax Returns
  • Jan. 10 at 11 am ET: How to Get Started Performing Forensic Investigations
  • Jan. 16 at 10 am ET: Overview of Bankruptcy
  • Jan. 20 at 11 am ET: Peeling away the Layers of a Financial Statement to Provide Essential Advice

Learn more about the Mendlowitz series here.  See more from Withum at CPA Academy here.