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Paul Dawson, Southend-on-Sea

I am ahead of my targets

I started my TLBK franchise in April 2008. My background as an Accounts Manager for a law firm was not providing enough of a challenge - I knew I was capable of much more. I saw an opportunity for The Local Bookkeeper and was impressed with the franchise's philosophy and values. Under the proven and tested business model of helping small businesses have a better understanding of their financial position, I was convinced I could create a successful business.

There are unrivalled advantages to becoming a part of The Local Bookkeeper's successful network. Even though The Local Bookkeeper is essentially recession-proof, the sensible business person will be looking past the next few years towards the long term demand for business in addition to the short term issues.

The unique selling point of the services that The Local Bookkeeper offers are that, no matter what the economic climate, businesses will always require their bookkeeping to be completed, payroll to be managed and to have a better understanding of their financial position in order for them to identify ways to better manage their business. As a result of this, we will never have to worry about declining demand for The Local Bookkeeper, which is invariably a concern when choosing a franchise.

I am ahead of my targets, which means I have already had to recruit my first member of staff and am on the hunt for another talented individual to expand my team. I am delighted to be on the way, realising my goals of growing an extremely successful business and helping to further develop The Local Bookkeeper brand as a professional market leader in financial management.