Financial Well-being For Small Businesses

By Scott E. Kinney, Atlantic News Staff Writer

Atlantic News, Friday, September 22, 2006

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]

AT YOUR SERVICE -- Mark W. Emmith and his team of Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors are ready to help your small business get a hold on its finances.
[Atlantic News Photo by Scott E. Kinney]

HAMPTON -- Will the company make money this year? Is there enough in the budget to make that purchase for the holiday season? Is my company making enough money that I can pay myself?

When you own a small company, keeping a handle on your business' financial well-being is not always easy.

As the company's name would lead one to believe, Emmith Business Solutions, with its staff of Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors, has what it takes to get your business on the financial track to success.

The company just opened its newest branch in Hampton, but has been helping small businesses in the Newburyport, Mass. area find their way through the financial jungle for the last four years. Emmith Business Solutions takes over the space once occupied by Coastal Bookkeeping and owner Mark W. Emmith said he feels his company is coming in to fill a niche.

"A lot of people have stopped by," he said. "I think she left a huge void, which we can fill."

Emmith said his business partners with CPAs and bookkeepers to create a more streamlined and efficient method of filing taxes, which in turn saves his clients money.

"We put people on monthly plans that are affordable," he said.

In addition to all the standard bookkeeping practices, such as keeping the books, paying bills and reconciling checking accounts, Emmith also serves as an outsourced chief financial officer for many of his clients.

"I often act as CFO for companies that don't want one on staff or don't have the money to pay them," said Emmith. "We're the outsource of all sorts of financial services."

Emmith said his for a modest fee his company can help small businesses keep tabs on where they stand in the money department, giving them the opportunity to make good decisions.

"We give them the ability to grow their business," said Emmith. "We've helped people become debt free and stop paying rent and start looking for a building."

Emmith Business Solutions also offers classes in QuickBooks for the novice and more intermediate users to make them more savvy in the ways of keeps their financials in order.

"We do a lot of training as well, whether it's for bookkeepers, employee bookkeepers or people who want to do it on their own," he said. "It (QuickBooks) is super user-friendly, but if you don't have the knowledge then you're just spinning your wheels. We help guide them in the right way."

To get your business on the path to success contact Emmith Business Solutions at (603) 926-EBS3 or visit them at their 680 Lafayette Road location.