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In our many years of experience, we have seen numerous ways to operate a business.  We can use this experience to help you with increasing cash flow, reducing taxes, business expansion, and much more.

New Business Formation

Thinking of owning your own business?

Opening your own business is exciting and thrilling. It's everything that comes after the excitement and thrill has worn off that dictates whether a small business will make it or not. It's up to you to maintain and stretch out the "thrill and excitement" period forever.

A methodical plan of action is needed to fulfill your dream or goal of being your own boss and running a successful business. Success lies in the approach you choose to take. We help you avoid the common pitfalls that many new small business owners make when starting their new venture.

We help you...

  1. Prepare an initial business plan to clarify your marketing, management, and financial plans.

  2. Determine your start-up capital needs.

  3. Identify sources of start-up capital and backup sources if needed.

  4. Evaluate and quantify your borrowing power so you know how much money you can get your hands on if needed.

  5. Select a business structure that best fits your needs by evaluating tax advantages, legal exposure, ease of operation and portability should you need to relocate.

  6. Select the right accounting software by evaluating your budget, needs and hardware.

  7. Prepare a Cash Flow Budget so you know exactly how much money you need to keep the business alive each month for the first few years. Unplanned cash requirements are always emotionally painful.

  8. Establish billing and collection procedures to maximize your cash flow.

  9. Establish procedures to monitor and control costs.

  10. Setup a home office so you can maximize your tax deductions.

  11. Prepare and file all required state and local licenses and permits.

  12. Prepare and file your application for your Federal Employer Identification Number.

  13. Provide payroll and payroll tax filing when you bring on your first employee.

  14. Comply with employment laws so you don't get hit with fines and unhappy employees.

  15. Identify your business insurance needs.

  16. Develop a solid Partnership Agreement. This is an extremely important document for all new partnerships and will help prevent a tremendous amount of financial and emotional problems down the road.


Bank Financing

Need money to grow your business?

Requesting a business loan without adequate preparation sends a clear message to the lender: High Risk! Therefore, it pays to be prepared and organized in your approach for financing.

Put your best foot forward by allowing us to prepare a winning loan proposal for you. Our proposals have a high likelihood of success because they're created from the lender's perspective.

You get the money you need because we know exactly what banks want to see. Even more importantly, we know how to prove to them that you'll be able to pay them back.

Our winning loan proposals come complete with...

  • Executive Summary: Where we concisely state the purpose of the loan, the exact amount of money required, an explanation of what the loan will be used for and why it's needed.

  • Pro-forma Cash Budgets and Financial Statements: We use your data and underlying assumptions to prepare information that your banker can easily read and buy in to.

  • Owners Personal Financial Statements: We make copies of the last 3 years of personal tax returns for the bank as well as identify the collateral being pledged as security for the loan.

  • Representation: We help substantiate your financial needs/position to your banker in person.

Part-Time CFO Services

Growing businesses often reach a point where they need professional financial advice, but can't afford a full-time CFO or controller.

If you're fortunate enough to be in this position then we have the perfect solution for you. Our Part-Time CFO service gives you a professional financial manager who works with you to help guide your business to success.

The cost of hiring a full-time CFO can range from $60,000 to over $100,000 per year plus bonuses and benefits. Our Part-Time CFO services provides you with experienced support at a small fraction of that cost.

Here's what you get with our Part-Time CFO services...

  • More time to focus on new services, new customers and other core business issues.

  • Better understanding of the financial side of your business. So you have less surprises and more control over the money.

  • Improved decision-making capabilities from clearly seeing the hard and true numbers of your business.

  • A readily available sounding board to help you with those tough business decisions and help you clarify your business plans.

  • The comfort from knowing that a professional is overseeing, protecting and constantly improving the financial side of your business.

  • A professional who establishes strong financial controls in your business to reduce employee theft and increase profits.

  • Training and managing your accounting staff.

  • Improved quality and timeliness of financial information.

  • Budget preparation and monitoring.

  • Profitability analysis by service or product line.

  • Tax saving strategies.

  • Trend analysis.

  • Assistance in defining long-range plans and the quantification of goals.

  • Cash management.

  • Liaison with bankers, attorneys, vendors, insurance agents, etc.

  • Assistance in obtaining financing from banks, including assistance with negotiations.

  • Review/negotiation of insurance policies.

  • Development of company accounting procedure manuals.

  • Analysis of equipment purchases, expansions, etc.

  • Mergers and acquisitions assistance

  • Custom designed collection policies and procedures

Payroll

When it comes to paying employees, laws and the IRS have made the payroll function a time consuming nightmare for the small business owner.

Small business owners spend an average of eight hours a month performing payroll functions. That's 12 full days a year that could be spent generating sales, prospecting new business opportunities, improving products or services, or servicing customers.

We offer payroll solutions that meet your business's needs and enable you to spend time doing what you do best--running your company.

Why Outsource Your Payroll...

  • It's Cost Effective
    Use your staff more efficiently by letting us handle payroll and the associated legal details. Reduce overhead by removing the need to hire specialized employees.
  • It's a Time Saver
    Our payroll service eliminates the burden of customizing, updating and maintaining your own payroll system--no more data entry, no more researching updates or new laws, no more worries.
  • Worry Free Payroll Tax Filing
    Eliminate the risks of calculating and filing your own payroll taxes by having professionals do it for you. Federal, state and local payroll tax laws are frequently changing and becoming more complex.  How much time do you want to spend  learning all the rules and keeping your information up to date?
  • Allows You To Focus On Core Competencies
    Our professional staff allow you to focus on the core competencies of your business. We are accounting professionals--you get the experts working for you and with you.
  • Comprehensive Reports
    You get a wide variety of user-friendly and accurate payroll reports. For a nominal fee, we will include union reports, certified payroll, workers' compensation reports and much more.

 
Online Payroll Processing
You can enter your employee's hours and earnings securely online and get...

  • The ability to instantly print payroll checks on your own printer.
  • Free Direct Deposits
  • Worry Free IRS and State tax reporting as well as EFTPS tax deposits.
  • User friendly, and easy to understand monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax reports, including W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms.
  • Detailed reports on your employee's vacation, sick days, and personal days accruals.
  • Creation and filing of the required new hire reports
  • Your payroll records maintained in tip top shape.


Custom Payroll Reports Service
There seems to be an endless amount of special reports Government agencies require. We can prepare the following reports for you.

  • Worker's Compensation Audits
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Social Security Audits
  • Child Support Audits
  • W-2 and W-3 processing
  • 1099 and 1096 processing
  • Preparation/assistance with Federal and State registration forms

How much do we charge?
In order to give you an accurate price for our payroll services we need to know a little more about your business and what services you're interested in. Our prices are very affordable.

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9821 Olde 8 Rd. Ste L, Northfield, OH 44067-1456
Call Us: (866) 474-1238 • Fax: (216) 393-0465