BookKeeping Express is positioned in a secure field with explosive growth. We are a solution to the “small business dilemma” – filling the void between the services of a solo bookkeeper and a costly CPA. BookKeeping Express delivers quality bookkeeping services to clients from all industries, and our franchisees are perfectly positioned for decades of reliable growth.
The company was founded in 1984 in Southern California and began licensing the concept in 1987. Under the licensed name, BookKeeping Express provided software and training and grew to more than 140 licensees.
In 2007, BookKeeping Express was acquired by Greg Jones (CEO), Bob Stocker (COO/President), and Merritt Green (Chairman). BookKeeping Express opened their first corporate location in McLean, Virginia in the 1st quarter of 2008; and soon after three other locations in Leesburg and Reston, VA and Rockville, MD. BookKeeping Express began franchising in the 3rd quarter of 2008. Year-to-date in 2010, BookKeeping Express has sold over 129 franchise territories throughout the U.S, and is moving toward nationwide expansion and brand recognition.
BookKeeping Express is a recession-proof concept targeting small to mid-size businesses in both local communities and larger cities. Today’s successful business owners have more important things to do than bookkeeping. The time that business owners spend setting up books, tracking transactions, and gathering reports for tax, inventory, or payroll, can be offloaded to a certified bookkeeper. Business owners can then sell more, spend time with existing customers, and better manage employees in the time they save.
BookKeeping Express offers the only national franchise model for outsourced bookkeeping. We are leading the industry by bringing 21st century modernization to bookkeeping and by providing a proven, turn-key business model perfectly suited for business professionals and entrepreneurs.
FRANCHISE OWNER REQUIREMENTS
BookKeeping Express aims to partner with entrepreneurs who are talented and driven and who have a passion for success. BookKeeping Express franchisees come from diverse backgrounds: corporate, finance industry, sales and marketing backgrounds, small business ownership, entrepreneurs and the information technology industry.
Bookkeeping industry experience is a plus for the business opportunity but is not required, and franchise candidates do not need to be a certified public accountant.
BookKeeping Express franchisees all share a commitment to hard work and sincere desire to grow and expand their business through excellent customer service.
The franchise fee is $30,000 per territory.
The BookKeeping Express corporate office is focused on partnering with multiple-unit developers. There is an initial investment of $45,000 to $75,000.
TRAINING AND CORPORATE SUPPORT
Franchisees will leverage our 25 years of bookkeeping industry experience to build their own successful business, and they will have the support they need to succeed. BookKeeping Express offers lead assistance, quality assurance, a specially designed ongoing franchise development program and other strong support programs to help expand a franchisee’s business. Franchisees can count on solid company support for operations, marketing, sales, communications, vendor relationships, training, technology and more.
BookKeeping Express believes in working smarter and faster to accurately fulfill our clients’ needs. We accomplish this by providing our franchisees with cutting-edge technology and franchise support systems. Most solo bookkeepers and CPA firms do not utilize technology to enhance their services geared towards the small business owner, and therefore cannot provide real-time data to help the business owner understand their financial situation. BookKeeping Express has the goal of completing as much work online as possible, taking little time from the small business owner.
BookKeeping Express utilizes the most up-to-date software on the market, which allows our corporate locations and franchisees to provide superior services to their clients, including providing franchisees and clients access to their accounts from Internet connection. BookKeeping Express is setting the standard in new technology adoption in bookkeeping. BookKeeping Express provides a variety of software and services to allow ease of use for both clients and franchisees:
- BKE Connect,
- Help Desk,
- BKE EDocs,
- BKE Intranet Suite including the community forum,
- CRM and Marketing Portal,
- SEO and Local Online Analytics,
- Email Marketing,
- Data Backup System,
- Client Dashboards.
BOOKKEEPING EXPRESS CONVERSION PROGRAM
This is designed to provide existing businesses with like services (CPA’s, Accounting firms, Financial Consultants, Insurance firms) the opportunity to join the Bookkeeping Express system at a reduced rate. Add bookkeeping services and the twelve month revenue stream to your core service offering. Bookkeeping Express can put you in business!
WHY BOOKKEEPING EXPRESS?
BookKeeping Express provides the tools to separate our franchises from all other bookkeeping businesses. Franchisees will be able to create a local presence with the trusted backing of a national brand. The BookKeeping Express team would like
to help you grow your business, whether this is a stand-alone venture or adjunct to another business concept. We are confident that our system, marketing, and tools can help you achieve financial success and become CEO of your own