Do You Have What it Takes to Own Your Own Tax Business?

Have you been dreaming of flexibility?

Of being your own boss…

Setting your own hours…

and owning your own business?

It’s true, business ownership is not for everyone. But it’s also not as out of reach as you may think. Everyone is in charge of their own destiny. There are business owners (like me) who have faced extremely difficult upbringings and hardships who are here to tell you that it’s possible despite your situation.

I have built two successful businesses and have mentored others to do the same. In my experience, this is what it takes to own your own business.

Guts Business-Owner

You have to be a risk taker. You may succeed but you also may fail. What it takes is the courage to put yourself out there, take the first step, and do it.


Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. It takes responsibility and diligence. As a business owner, the onus is on you to drum up business, get the work done, communicate with clients, and do all of the paperwork associated with business ownership. Diligence and hard work are key.

Self Confidence

Being a business owner means having the confidence to put yourself out there. To network, make decisions, and drive your business forward. That takes confidence.


Failure to prepare is the act of preparing to fail. It takes a lot of planning to run a successful business. First, preparing a business plan, researching your target audience, and putting together your marketing plan. You’re always looking to the future, and planning what’s next.


As a business owner, you need the proper equipment and software needed to do the job. For tax preparers, that means the necessary software. But you also need startup capital if you want to hire employees and get a brick and mortar location. In addition to physical and financial resources, you’ll need educational resources like best practices and business startup guides for reference. Maybe even a mentor.


Finally, if you’re planning on starting a tax business, you need to know taxes! Getting a tax education is easier than you think. Learn more here.

Think you have what it takes to start your own tax business? You don’t have to do it on your own. We can help! Our Guide to Start and Grow Your Successful Tax Business and Tax Practice Management Manuals will provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to get your business off the ground.