Resources for small business owners

Business success stories are written with the help of a CPA

Small businesses total nearly 30 million in the United States, yet many of their owners struggle to do all the work and run a successful, profitable enterprise. As your trusted adviser, your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can help you navigate the complex issues inherent in starting and growing your small business.

 

ChecklistGuide to Starting a Small Business Checklist

Starting a small business is exciting; you’re finally making your dream a reality. While you’re looking ahead, there are many factors to consider. Your first step should be to find a CPA. CPAs can help you maneuver issues such as:

  • determining your business structure and related legal, business, and tax implications
  • making a business plan (with budgets, profit and loss statements, and more)
  • understanding the laws that regulate your business
  • creating a revenue projection and pricing structure, and comparing it to your projected expenses

 Learn more about the many areas where your CPA can add value by downloading this free booklet.

RecordkeepingGuide to Small Business Recordkeeping

When starting a small business, taking the time to set up your recordkeeping system properly, right from the beginning, will save you time and money down the road – and could make the difference between success and failure.

CPAs are experts in small business finance including taxes, financial reporting, business advisory, personal financial planning as well as bookkeeping and payroll processing.

Learn more about basic considerations, accounting, payroll, taxes, and much more by downloading this free booklet. Then consult a CPA for further advice on recordkeeping.

AuditGuide to Financial Statement Services: Compilation, Review, and Audit

Timely, accurate, and understandable financial statements are the foundation upon which you make important business decisions. They are necessary to gauge how well your business has performed and to assess the strength of its financial position. 

If you’re like many small business owners, you may prefer to have an outside professional prepare your financial statements in accordance with an appropriate accounting framework. Learn more about the financial statement services your CPA can provide by downloading this free booklet.

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