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Small Business Practice

Statistically, only 5% of start-up businesses survive the first five years. Instead of focusing on why businesses fail, Hafen Buckner Everett & Graff focuses on what makes a business succeed. Hafen Buckner Everett & Graff specialists leverage its 35+ years of experience, so that business minds can make intelligent and informed decisions that protect and foster growth.

Hafen Buckner Everett & Graff provides comprehensive accounting services needed by closely held businesses. Consulting engagements are customized to meet the client's needs, priorities and timetable.

Services for small and family businesses include a strong educational component and are based on a complete understanding of each client's operational challenges, business goals and immediate concerns.

Hafen Buckner Everett & Graff understands the competitive and regulatory environment, management benchmarks, expansion strategies, capital markets, lender requirements, taxation and other issues unique to small business in a variety of industries.

Hafen Buckner Everett & Graff recommends meeting at least quarterly to review the business books and process and tax obligation as well as other concerns. Regular pro-active communication helps clients stay on track, helps keep a clear focus on goals and helps the year-end go smoothly with no surprises at tax time.

Frequently requested services are listed below:

  • Software support and consulting
  • QuickBooks set-up and training, list clean-up, data file repair, transaction analysis
  • Small business financing assistance
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Audits, reviews, compilations of financial statements
  • Tax planning, tax return preparation
  • Business valuation
  • Forensic accounting/litigation support
  • Certified equipment appraisal
  • Fraud prevention, detection, investigation
  • Management reports and training in use of accounting information
  • Financial strategies and asset protection
  • Identify and track performance indicators
  • Perform accounting research, provide advice and recommendations
  • Bookkeeping assistance
  • Payroll preparation or assistance

Please contact us if we can assist you in any way or answer questions about our firm.


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