Starting a business is not an easy thing. It can be daunting and overwhelming, some people will say “you’re crazy”, or “I could never do that”. You have to hold on to the reason you started in the first place. For me I wanted to create something to call my own. I do everything on my terms, with my values, and I have freedom of choice. That is the ultimate reward working for yourself, I choose what I do with my time. My values have become like my mission statement; honesty, trust, loyalty, accountable, and genuine. These values have helped me shape my business and will continue to help me grow Start Fresh Accounting. I’m proud to say my business grows everyday.  How do you grow a business? From my experience this is how I have grown Start Fresh Accounting; 

  • Relationships I have are always genuine, I mean what I say and I do what I say I will. This recently has helped me obtain two new larger clients. They are not new people I have just met. They are people I have known for a over twelve months. I never asked them to become clients, I never did a sales pitch to them. They have acknowledged they like how I do things, and decided to move to me. 

 

  • I hold myself accountable for mistakes. No one is perfect and I will be the first person to tell you if I have made a mistake and how I will fix it. I believe this has helped me retain clients because they know I will be honest. 

 

  • Networking is a huge part of my business growth as 99% of it comes from referrals. With Tax Time I often get referrals from people I have met in networking, for example their son, their sister, or the parents. Whilst that person referring to me is not a client, they like what they see of me at networking events to refer to me. 

 

  • My expertise and knowledge has certainly helped me grow my business. However I know what I’m good at, and I acknowledge what I’m not. This is why I know and refer to other accountants, and professionals who might have expertise in an area I do not. 

 Are you thinking of starting a small business? Or would you like to grow your existing small business? Contact me today. Tax & Accounting is a small but important part of getting it right, and it doesn’t have to be scary. I can make it simple and save you time that you can use to grow your business.Why don’t you Start Fresh today?!