Being My Own Boss Became My Biggest Goal
As someone who has always been good with numbers, my dad recommended that I go to school to become an accountant. I didn’t really think of anything else I should do, so I followed his advice. However, after about 3 years worth of school, I realized that becoming an accountant did not really appeal to me. There was no way that I was going to throw away the schooling that I had already worked hard for, so I decided to finish my degree. In my 4th year, I realized I was interested in starting a tax business of my own. I wasn’t thinking of owning a big place with hundreds of employees. I simply wanted to start out on my own and see where that led.
I was really grateful to get through my last year of college. I figured that if I really needed to change my major to something else, I could do that after I graduated. Had I realized earlier on in my first or 2nd year that I didn’t want to become an accountant, I may have done so. But I was happy with where things are. After graduation, I did take some tax preparation classes to get me closer to doing things on my own. I was confident that I would be able to find plenty of customers who are interested in someone with a degree in accounting and even more courses under my belt with tax work. It turns out that I was right.
As soon as people I know started hearing that I was going work for myself, I had about 20 different people say that they wanted help with their taxes. Before I knew it, people I didn’t know started calling for help as well thanks to friends and family putting the word out for me. It was stunning how quickly I had so many new customers!