August 04, 2010 // Franchising.com // LASALLE, Ontario – Bookkeeping Express, an established North American company focused solely on bookkeeping services, announced today that it has signed a license agreement with Sheila Doiron to open an office in LaSalle, serving Greater Essex County. The new Bookkeeping Express office will be the second to open in Ontario, joining existing BookKeeping Express licensee Norm Eady in Thunder Bay.
Doiron has been a professional bookkeeper in the area for more than 20 years and has now decided to enhance her offerings through the additional industry expertise and marketing support that comes with switching to a Bookkeeping Express license.
"I am thrilled about bringing professional bookkeeping services to Essex County and Southwestern Ontario. A void exists locally for skilled bookkeeping services that focus on the small business community," said Doiron. "As an entrepreneur, I am excited about becoming part of the Bookkeeping Express community. Bookkeeping Express has over 20 years of experience in the industry and their proven business model will provide me with the marketing and operations support I need to help small business owners focus on growing their business."
With more than 300,000 small businesses in Ontario, Bookkeeping Express offers a much-needed service to companies that are not equipped or do not wish to handle accounting responsibilities such as 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. Plus, Bookkeeping Express utilizes an Alternative Pricing Model that is based on the clients' needs instead of a one fits all, hourly billing approach.
The expansion into the LaSalle area is part of the company's aggressive North American development plans which call for more than 400 new territories, initially targeting growth throughout the Ontario area.
"The small business community is growing in Ontario and around the country, and Bookkeeping Express is expanding with it, providing qualified license investors with a niche license option that caters to this growing segment," said Greg Jones, CEO of Bookkeeping Express. "We are looking to grow with license partners such as Doiron who are serious about owning a business and sincere about their desire to fill a void in their communities with our distinctive services."
As part of the BKE license model, all offices will offer the BKE Connect system, which allows businesses access to all bookkeeping files remotely through an outside server, as well as a dashboard that clearly and visually 'sums' up the business' operations for thorough analysis. Plus, small to mid-sized business owners can synchronize their QuickBooks and enjoy convenient, anytime access to their financial documents through BKE EDocs, a new electronic filing system designed to provide secure, online storage of financial documents.
BookKeeping Express is an affordable business opportunity tailored for today's transitioning professional; per territory start-up fees run under $10,000.
BookKeeping Express, a national company focused on providing professional bookkeeping practices to small businesses, was founded in 1984 in California and grew to over 150 locations through licensing agreements. In 2007, Greg Jones, along with Bob Stocker and Merritt Green, purchased the company and launched the new business model in McLean, Virginia in January of 2008.