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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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CPAs, Financial Planners, and Attorneys

Estimated startup costs: $1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $60,000-$80,000
By nature, CPAs and financial planners are cost-conscious individuals who were some of the first professionals practicing from home offices, long before the advent of the Internet and its connectivity. With all the technology available to today’s professional, from sophisticated tax software, QuickBooks, video and teleconferencing, to document generating and digital storage packages, it is more cost effective than ever before to operate as a home-based professional. (See our next chapter on virtual assistants for how you can hire out everyday tasks and focus on tasks that make you money.)
Solo professionals working from home ...

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