Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in finance but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sieng Tan, Owner of Kamps Tax Service, located in Silver Spring, MD, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am an Enrolled Agent and an Accountant specializing in personal income tax returns and representing taxpayers to resolve IRS issues.
Tell us about yourself
I started out working for one of the big three national tax services for three years. I observed that most of their clients were not treated the way they should be treated. So I started my own tax service after getting my Enrolled Agent credential EAs are federally licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS. I like to help taxpayers file their income tax returns and pay the correct amount of taxes. My goal is to provide each client with the best experience in service at a fair price.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have maintained a regular client base who returns year after year and who recommends Kamps Tax to their family and friends. Knowing they trust me enough to send their loved ones to me is a great feeling and is great for keeping my business thriving.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
As a sole business owner, I have to work harder and longer working hours.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start working for another tax service to gain experience and to gain knowledge of how the business is run.
- Prepare yourself to get the proper credential, such as Enrolled Agent, so you can best serve your clients.
- Treat each of your clients well and provide great service that meets or exceeds their expectations.
Where can people find you and your business?
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