Penny Lane’s 10-Steps To Building Your Own Brilliant Bookkeeping Business

  • Get paid a lot more for your time!
  • Work where and when you want to!
  • Have more time for yourself, your family and friends!


I've just described the amazing career I've enjoyed for over a decade with my own bookkeeping business!

I can show you how to make it yours with The Brilliant Bookkeeper - my 10 Get-It-Done Steps to Building Your Own Brilliant Bookkeeping Business.

Just like me, you may be wondering if this is something you can do. I want you to know that you can! Because when I started out, I was a Mom who always worked nine to five and knew nothing about having my own business. In fact, I knew very little about business at all.

My Story

Today, I run a successful bookkeeping and consulting business called Business Matters in Grass Valley, California. I started my business after my daughter Hanna was born as a way to make some extra money and developed it over a period of years.

Here they are now!

Throughout my early career, I had always worked in the corporate accounting world, even through the births of my older daughters. But when I found myself with 3 small children and my husband working out of town several days a week, it became quickly apparent that there was no way I could manage a traditional job and my family situation at the same time the way I had in the past.I still wanted and needed to contribute to the family financially, and I missed being a part of the business world. I knew that my accounting and business expertise was valuable, I just needed a way to fit it in and make it financially rewarding in the small amount of time I had available.

I knew bookkeeping for small businesses would be ideal, but I had no idea where to start.

Thus began many interesting years of trial and error - successes and failures. If only I'd known then what I know now, I could have saved alot of money and alot of stress.

I started out in a somewhat slow and haphazard fashion, partly because of my situation, but mostly because I had no idea what I was doing. With this Guide, I am offering you the benefit of my 13+years of experience so you can get started right away at a pace that works for your lifestyle.

In this video, I share a few of the tips from my book about getting clients:

The Brilliant Bookkeeper Book + Instant E-Book

Much more than a How-To, The Brilliant Bookkeeper is a GET-IT-DONE guide to starting your bookkeeping business from scratch on a shoestring budget. Not only will I teach you the secrets and strategies that helped me build a successful bookkeeping business, you’ll also get:

  • Action Plan Worksheets to help you get organized and keep you on track
  • Turnkey form templates you can use in your business – including Confidetiality Agreement, Engagement Agreements and more
  • Real life information, resources and references for software, marketing, technology and more

Check out the full Table of Contents Here

 "I loved The Brilliant Bookkeeper. I like how it is written in your customary authentic, person-to-person style. The Brilliant Action Plan Worksheets are great!” - Debbie Parker, Dayton, OH