BookKeeping Express is an established U.S. bookkeeping franchise and the first of its kind to focus completely on certified bookkeeping services. They have recently announced the expansion of their licensing program all throughout Canada.
The company is looking to repeat the success of the BookKeeping Express licensee Norm Eady, who opened his BookKeeping Express franchise almost ten years ago, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The company’s CEO Greg Jones, has developed an aggressive growth plan for the expansion of the business across the whole of Canada.
“As the demand for bookkeeping and accounting services continues to soar throughout North America, the potential for success as a BookKeeping Express licensee has never been better,” explains Greg Jones. “We’ve cemented BookKeeping Express as the leading certified bookkeeping concept. It offers tremendous opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs and existing accounting practices.”
The plan is to extend the brand’s footprint in North America and to go beyond the 120-plus U.S. territories the company currently covers with its services. The licensing opportunity provides an established investment for entrepreneurs looking to get into a stable and resilient industry or for accounting companies looking to develop their current offerings.
Based on the success of the company’s current U.S. operations, including the launch of its franchising program in 2008, and expanding the business to 20 franchise offices and 2 corporate locations within 12 states, BookKeeping Express plans to grow up to 10 new territories in Canada by the end of 2010. However, the company overall plans would be to expand to more than 50 territories throughout the country by the end of 2010, hoping to hold a majority stake in the niche bookkeeping services market within Canada.
“BookKeeping Express offers a wonderful convenience for small and mid-size business owners who often put off keeping track of their books” said Eady. “The impact of failing to keep books current can be devastating on small business, as it exposes them to theft, fraud and increased expenses come tax season.”
BookKeeping Express provides accounting services to companies who are either not equipped, or do not wish to handle their accounting responsibilities. The services include; setting up charts of accounts and general ledgers, monthly data entry, processing and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, producing monthly reports and tax reporting. The company also utilizes a Custom Flex Pricing Model, which is tailored to the clients’ needs instead of using a basic hourly billing approach.
Included within the company’s license model, all offices will offer the BookKeeping Express Connect System, which will allow businesses access to all their bookkeeping files remotely through an outside server. They will also have access to a dashboard which ‘sums’ up the business’ operations clearly and visually by providing an in-depth analysis. Also small and mid-sized business owners will be able to synchronize their QuickBooks and have convenient, anytime access to their financial documents through BookKeeping Express EDocs, which is a new electronic filing system that is designed to provide secure, online storage for financial documents.
An affordable business opportunity, BookKeeping Express is tailored for today’s transitioning professional. The start-up fees per territory run under $10,000.
About BookKeeping Express
BookKeeping Express is a national company that is focused on providing professional bookkeeping services to small businesses. Founded in California in 1984, the company grew to over 150 locations through its licensing agreements. In 2007, Greg Jones along with Bob Stocker and Merritt Green, bought the company and launched their new business model in the McLean area of Virginia in January 2008. The company is currently registered to franchise in 41 states.
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