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Michael Gerber is the highest selling small-business author of all time – he’s sold over 8,000,000 copies of the E-Myth and the E-Myth Revisited.

Considering 5,000 copies makes a book a best seller, this is pretty impressive. The story of how he came to write The E-Myth Bookkeeper with Peter and Debbie is quite incredible.

When Debbie first realised that she needed help to grow her bookkeeping business, she engaged Pete as her business coach after they met at a networking group. The first thing Pete did was give her a copy of The E-Myth. He knew that to realise her vision of a thriving bookkeeping business, Debbie would need to create a set of systems which would allow other bookkeepers to replicate her standard of work, so that she no longer had to be the “technician” in the business. It’s a story like that of many others in the small-business world, and the E-Myth was written to help people in exactly Debbie’s situation. Fast forward 12 years and Pete hears that a friend of his is organising a conference in Canada where Michael Gerber is the headline speaker. Pete asks his friend if he can get Gerber to sign a copy of the E-Myth dedicated to Debbie, as she is such a fan. (If you’ve ever seen Debbie run a seminar, you will have heard her talk about this book). So Pete’s friend says to Michael Gerber you have huge fan in Australia, and he showed him an extract of the Pure Bookkeeping System. His response blew Peter and Debbie away. Not only did he sign the book for Debbie, he then asked Pete and Deb if they would co-author The E-Myth Bookkeeper with him! Deb was literally speechless when she heard.

Today we are pleased to present to you the E-Myth Bookkeeper

This toolkit combines the wisdom of the man Inc Magazine called “The world’s number 1 Small Business Guru”, Michael E. Gerber, and the bookkeeping industry expertise of Debbie Roberts and Peter Cook.

The E-Myth Bookkeeper equips you to:

  • Liberate yourself from the predictable and unproductive, and time-consuming routines
  • Transform yourself from a successful bookkeeper technician into a successful bookkeeper-manager-entrepreneur
  • Rethink working “in” your business to the more strategic working “on” your business
  • Stop trading time for dollars
  •  Manage those processes through which people get things done, which becomes your Management System—for everything you do
  • Implement innovative systems to produce consistent results as your practice grows
  • Take the sanctity of time seriously, blocking time for entrepreneurial work
  • Create the story about your practice; this story becomes the heart of your practice

You will also get exclusive access to a bunch of bonus resources that we talk about in the book, including extracts from the Pure Bookkeeping System. These procedures were specifically designed to systematically manage your bookkeeping business’ admin, human resources and marketing. There are 17 bonus resources including:

  • A template of a letter to put up your prices
  • A video of an exercise to create your vision
  • The Bookkeeping Business Blueprint
  • The Understanding your Financials Report to give to prospects
  • The getting testimonials questionnaire

If you’re serious about growing your bookkeeping business, the E-Myth Bookkeeper is your next must-read resource.




What others have said about E-Myth Bookkeeper:


“Michael E. Gerber’s strategies in the E-Myth were instrumental in building my company from two employees into a global organization. The E-Myth Bookkeeper combines these timeless, proven strategies for business growth with Debbie Roberts’ and Peter Cook’s exceptional knowledge of the bookkeeping industry—an absolute must-read for any bookkeeper striving to expand his or her business.”

–DR. IVAN MISNER, founder and chairman, BNI; author, Masters of Sales


“Every bookkeeper should read this book. Debbie and Peter do a masterful job of binding together a motivating book and step-by-step guide on how to run a practice as a successful business.”

–ROD DRURY, CEO, Xero – Beautiful Accounting Software


“I’ve been following the methodology outlined in this book for three years now, and the difference it has made to my business — and my life — is remarkable.  The systems Debbie and Peter outline provide guidance to allow your business to grow. Whether that is about you taking on new staff or simply taking on a better level of client, this book is your bible.  If you are a bookkeeper, or planning to become one, I can’t recommend it enough.”

–DIANE LUCAS, director, Direct Management


“After over a decade of running Australia’s largest bookkeeping network and helping thousands of  bookkeepers build successful businesses, we at Australian Bookkeepers Network know it’s ultimately about bookkeepers taking action and gaining control of the way they do business. This thought-provoking and insightful book provides the blueprint for successfully growing a bookkeeping business . .. presented in an easy to read, fun way. Brilliant.”

–KELVIN DEER, director, Australian Bookkeepers Network


“The E-MYTH Bookkeeper is not only a mountain of information, it’s an invaluable tool. It provides instruction, encouragement, resources and most of all promotes an attitude of “I can do it”. I have read the book once through to get a full overview of the information. I now intend to return and use the book as a work tool, including the website resources referenced, to assist in elevating my company to the next level. I made notations throughout Debbie’s stories to use for examples of encouragement and success, to press forward. Its uncanny how “close to home” many of those experiences are, as if she’s “fly on my own wall”. If you are self-motivated, this book is like having a business coach in your pocket.”

–JOEY WOOD, Owner, It Figures Tax & Accounting Inc.