All the techniques and information for turning a flair for figures into a highly profitable, well-rounded financial services career. The book considers the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment, looks closely at entrepreneurship, reviews the nuts and bolts and costs of start up, presents the legal requirements, and tells how to acquire adequate computer equipment to do the job right. To build a solid client base, it tells how to analyze cities and towns for bookkeeping service, whether to start fresh or buy a going concern. It tells how much to charge and how to collect and manage the money. Once under way the author discusses work habits that don't run your life, hiring and training employees, diversifying into profitable sidelines, and building a comfortable retirement.