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For Bookkeepers

The Canadian Bookkeeping Industry – a Great Business to be In

The Canadian bookkeeping industry (including payroll services) generated 1.2 billion in fees during 2006 (the most recent year for which figures are available from Statistics Canada). And in recent years, accounting and bookkeeping fees charged have been growing by 12 to 15% per year.

According to Statistics Canada, as of June 2008, there were 2.4 million businesses in Canada, 2.1 million of which (almost 90%) had less than 10 employees. In addition, about 1.6 million of these (over 75%) of these are service businesses. So, almost 70% of all businesses in Canada are service-based businesses with less than 10 employees - ideally suited for off-site bookkeepers. Clearly, there is a lot of work to go around.

In addition, the number of accountants and bookkeepers available to do this work is set to decline in the foreseeable future. According to a June 2007 article in Canadian Economic Observer, "Canada's labour shortages over the last few years may be only a foretaste of a longer-term trend as the boomer generation rapidly approaches traditional retirement age.
With the volume of work going up and the number of people available to do it going down - the bookkeeping business has a great future.

Join the Best in the Business at BeanKeepers

Know that when you join BeanKeepers, you’ll be joining the best bookkeepers in Canada. All of our franchisees are certified by one of the following organizations:

  • The Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada
  • The Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping
  • The Canadian Bookkeepers Association

They are also Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors with a minimum of 3 full-time equivalent years of experience in full cycle bookkeeping using QuickBooks. Less than 1% of all the bookkeepers in Canada have these two certifications.

Stop being frustrated with your bookkeeping business– we’ll show you how

When we talk to experienced bookkeepers, we consistently hear the same frustrations:

  1. I’m getting tired of doing all the work myself – but I can’t seem to hire good bookkeepers who will stay for any period of time. So I end up doing everything, including beginner level data entry myself.
  2. We’ll show you how to increase your leverage without hiring additional staff
    so that you can take on more clients and become more profitable.
  1. I’m constantly worrying about deadlines and things I have to do. I don’t have the systems I need to run my business – I have to keep everything in my head.
  2. We’ll show you how to manage your deadlines and your workflow processes using advanced technology so you don’t have to worry about deadlines or work not getting done.
  1. I’d like to be able to spend more time and energy providing outstanding service to my best clients, but there is so much to do, I just can’t seem to find the time.
  2. We’ll show you how to make your business more efficient and more productive, so that it will take you less time to deal with day-to-day administration and operations and can focus on providing really extraordinary service to your best clients.
  1. I have some clients I really shouldn’t be working for – if I could, I’d trade some in for better clients.
  2. We’ll show you how to build referral sources so that you get a consistent stream of new high quality clients.

We built BeanKeepers specifically to deal with frustrations like these.


  Benefits of a BeanKeepers Franchise

We have taken the best practices used in other professions – like Accounting, Law, Medicine, and Engineering – and designed BookkeepingExpress to provide you with all the components that make the most successful service businesses.

BeanKeepers franchises provide systems and support for three primary functions:

  1. Building a better, more efficient and productive bookkeeping business
  2. Getting new work in the door – growing your business
  3. Getting the work done
Building a better, more efficient and productive bookkeeping business

We provide you with all the tools you’ll need to take your bookkeeping business to the next level. We’ll show you how to significantly increase your productivity and efficiency so that you can reduce the amount of routine, mundane work that you have to do and increase your profitability at the same time.

Here are just a few of the components of value that you will receive from BeanKeepers:

All franchisees receive a 3 day in-house training program covering business operations, our workflow and deadline management system, marketing, as well as our bookkeeping best practices and tools.
Technology Infrastructure
The BeanKeepers systems includes a secure and redundant hosted QuickBooks environment that you can access from both your or your client's office. It also includes a world-class, web-based workflow management system to help you manage workflow and client deadlines.
Secure client File
Email is fraught with security issues. When you join BeanKeepers, you will receive access to an online, paperless document sharing facility that your clients can use to provide you with the source documents you need to do their bookkeeping and that you can use to provide them with financial reports, privately and securely.
Franchisee Intranet and Forum
Keep in touch with the latest developments from the industry and your peer operators through state-of-the-art online intranet where you will communicate with headquarters staff and your peers as the brand and system grow

Getting new work in the door – growing your business:

We provide you with all the tools and methodologies you need to make business development easier and less time consuming so that you can bring in significantly more work without working more hours.

Client Relationship Management (CRM) System
You will receive an account with Infusionsoft's leading Client Relationship Management (CRM) system to track sales activity and capture new clients as you grow your business.

More importantly, and unlike other bookkeeping and accounting franchises – BeanKeepers does not prepare income tax returns. We partner with accounting firms and let them prepare the tax returns. As a result, we don’t compete with accounting firms who become our best source of referrals. Rather than having to get new clients individually, we show you how to grow your business more efficiently through referrals from accountants and bankers.

Getting the work done:

We provide you with all the tools and methodologies you need to create more capacity without working more hours so that you can increase your profitability without working harder and longer.

Unlimited access to well trained Bookkeeping staff
We provide you with access to an almost unlimited supply of low-cost, highly trained bookkeeping staff who are well qualified to do virtually all of your routine bookkeeping work. This frees up your time to review their work and spend more time with your clients.
Internet-based workflow management system
We also provide you with access to our world-class, web-based workflow management system, which lets you assign tasks to our bookkeepers and manage their progress.
Help Desk
You get a go-to resource for issues ranging from accounting and bookkeeping to running your BeanKeepers business.

Success at BeanKeepers

We will help you take your bookkeeping business to the next level. Whether this is a stand-alone venture or an adjunct to another business, we are confident that our systems, marketing, and tools can help you achieve your financial goals in your own business.

Only BeanKeepers provides all these benefits to help you achieve your business success.

Franchisee satisfaction and delight

We offer the same comprehensive 100% satisfaction guarantee for our franchisees as we do for our clients. If you are not completely delighted with the services performed by BeanKeepers (Head Office), we will, at your option, either refund the full price for the previous month’s fees, or accept a portion of that price that reflects you level of satisfaction. All we ask is that you tell us what we could have done better to ensure your future satisfaction.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you take your business to the next level.

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