I was reading another blog recently tying to get ideas for this blog. Any of you who write a blog know that the hardest part is finding fresh ideas! This blogger recommended telling your story as a source of content so here we go!
Beth and I have been friends since 2000 when our sons became friends in kindergarten. Those little boys are now sophomores in college and are still best friends. As the years passed, we realized that we had more than the boys in common and found ourselves picking each others brains for solutions to our individual client issues. While we were both small business accounting consultants, our backgrounds were different so we had different skill sets.
Beth has a finance degree from Notre Dame and has worked as a corporate financial analyst for several Fortune 500 companies as well as an operations manager for Kimberly Clark. I worked for a public accounting firm doing audits as well as income taxes and then worked as an internal auditor for a bank holding company.
We both took some time off to raise our kids and when it was time to go back to work full time, we didn't want the restrictions of corporate life. We both had been doing some consulting part-time and saw the need for someone to help the small businesses in our area with managing their business. We do not prepare income taxes because neither of us wanted to and there are plenty of quality tax accountants in the area. We do help with employees, payroll taxes, sales taxes and all thing accounting other than income taxes. We write business plans, help secure the funding and help the new owner navigate the start-up.
This is how E&S Entrepreneur Advisors came to be. We still enjoy working together and working with our clients.