BookKeeping Express Levels the Playing Field for U.S. Business Owners

Company's Innovative Service Center Offers the Business Community the Opportunity to Work on Their Business, Not in Their Business

June 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // VIENNA, Va. - It's the cry heard around the country every day: "There just isn't enough time to get everything done!"

Service Center to the rescue!

BookKeeping Express' (BKE) innovative back office solution, which has proven to put business owners and management in position to grow their businesses, is giving back the greatest resource of all - their time. With business owners spending up to 40 percent of their time on office paperwork (U.S. Small Business Association), BKE's Service Center serves an intense need.

"As a business owner, your day-to-day can become consumed by crunching numbers and/or managing staff, leaving you with little to no time to focus on your business' growth," said Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express. "That's where we come in. The BookKeeping Express Service Center offers more time to consult with clients, market your business and meet with new business leads."

The U.S.-based BookKeeping Express Service Center offers current and future BookKeeping Express franchise offices, independent bookkeepers, CPA firms, franchisors, and clients of all of the above rock-solid, outsourced bookkeeping support that they need to continue growing their businesses.

Since launching its Service Center in May 2010, BookKeeping Express has grown its franchise system

by 115 percent and has experienced 106 percent system-wide revenue growth. Today, the BookKeeping Express Service Center supports 27 of the company's franchisees in 19 states and Canada, and hundreds of clients across the company's coverage area throughout more than 200 U.S. territories.

BookKeeping Express' Service Center is an ideal revenue generator for CPA firms offering bookkeeping or seeking to offer it. By outsourcing the bookkeeping function, CPA firms can more easily focus their attention on tax accounting and client consultation. Plus, the Service Center serves as a new sales channel for BookKeeping Express franchise offices. Local BKE office owners can sell the service to CPA firms and independent bookkeepers in their communities.

"A business owner's time should be spent doing only those things that help build their business and increase revenue, not mundane tasks that are just barely keeping the wheels in motion," added Jones. "By outsourcing these services, business owners can work on their business while we work in their business."

A talented managerial team made up of a Yale MBA and former Fortune 500 outsourcing executive, both with several years of experience servicing the accounting needs of small North American businesses, head up a highly skilled staff at the BookKeeping Express Service Center.

Additional peace of mind for bookkeepers and their clients comes from the company's electronic filing system designed to provide around-the-clock security and online storage of financial documents. Known as BKE Edocs, the advanced technology gives business owners convenient, anytime access to financial records through an online portal, QuickBooks synchronization and reduced reliance on paper. Part of the BKE Connect system, the company's online integrated infrastructure, BKE EDocs includes data back-up and recovery, helping business owners insure the safety of their documents if an unexpected disaster occurs or files become compromised due to theft.

About BookKeeping Express

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 January 2008.

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