Posted by Jeralynn on September 02, 1999 at 13:36:59:
In Reply to: Having that "What do I want to be when I grow up" crisis! posted by Suzanne on September 02, 1999 at 07:12:04:
Are you thinking about pursuing a line of work other than accounting? Or just looking to bring in more accounting jobs?
In response to my first question, here's what I suggest. First, sit down and write down a list of all your qualities, attributes, and talents, both good and bad. Be honest.
Second, make a list of what you really, really love to do? If you're planning to start a new venture, it's going to take some time and long, hard hours. If you love what you're doing, then that's not a problem.
Compare the two lists and does anything pop out at you as a possibility for a suitable and viable business? If not, looking at the two lists, do you come up with anything that combines your talents and your interests? If you are dependent upon your income, you may want to still do accounting jobs while your new venture is getting off the ground.
As long as you possess a desire and have faith in yourself and your abilities, anything is possible. My motto is that you cannot fail unless you give up. Even then, there is always a valuable lesson to be learned from every failure.
If you wish to stay in the accounting field and wish to bring in more business, perhaps advertising in your local paper would help you? Joining the local Chamber of Commerce is also good for networking. What about contacting accounting firms offering your services during tax season? I would also think that if you could print up a nice flyer and distribute it door to door locally pre-tax season with a follow up flyer closer to tax season could be beneficial.
Hope that helps some.
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