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Supporting Strategies Expands to Brooklyn - Staten Island

January 17, 2017 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Brooklyn - Staten Island

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Lvovskiy Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-135 x 135.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Brooklyn - Staten Island.

Jane Lvovskiy, Franchisee and Managing Director, has served as Tax Associate at KMPG; Assistant Vice President, Tax, at Credit Suisse; and Assistant Vice President, Fund Accountant, at The Blackstone Group. In 2016 she founded LJ CPA Accounting Services, PLLC, where her responsibilities included reviewing month-end trial balances and financial statements, helping to prepare annual budgets and helping to prepare management reports and analysis to monitor overall financial performance of clients.

"I am excited to join Supporting Strategies," Lvovskiy says. "Over the last few years, the Brooklyn and Staten Island areas have experienced significant growth in business activity. Cost savings and time efficiency have been the driving force behind the success of many businesses. I look forward to helping businesses prosper by implementing my knowledge and experience together with Supporting Strategies' cutting-edge technology. "

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective bookkeeping services. Franchisees like Lvovskiy are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in Brooklyn or Staten Island and would like to discuss outsourcing your bookkeeping needs, please contact Jane Lvovskiy at jlvovskiy@supportingstrategies.com or 718-504-5643.
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Supporting Strategies Expands to Henderson, Nev.

November 16, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Henderson, NV

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Twitchell Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Henderson, Nev.

Lyn Twitchell, Franchisee and Managing Director, has over 20 years of accounting, finance and auditing experience, which includes the direction, management, training, evaluation and supervision of accounting and finance department personnel. He is also a Nevada CPA.

"After I left the M Resort and Casino last year, a lot of people asked, 'Why aren't you working for yourself? You have the kind of experience that many small and medium-sized businesses really need,'" Twitchell says. "I'm excited to bring that experience to businesses in the Henderson and Las Vegas areas."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Twitchell are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Henderson area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Lyn Twitchell at ltwitchell@supportingstrategies.com or 702-325-3999.

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Chicago Far West Suburbs' Dawn Hershik Receives Honor

October 5, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Chicago

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Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgCongratulations to Dawn Hershik, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs, who was recently named Woman of the Month by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Dawn and her husband Elliot Hershik (General Manager) launched their Supporting Strategies franchise in February 2015. The local small business community has welcomed the couple with open arms. Earlier this year, Chicago Far West Suburbs earned the 2016 Best of Naperville Award for Bookkeeping Services.

Read the Chamber of Commerce's Q&A with Dawn

 

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Phoenix

October 3, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Phoenix

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Riggs Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Phoenix.

Charl Riggs, Phoenix Franchisee and Managing Director, is an accomplished CFO and Corporate Controller who has spent over 20 years in leadership roles across various industries. He has extensive experience working with emerging to mid-sized privately owned businesses in both the public accounting (Big 4 and regional/local firms) and private sectors, and also has large public company experience.

"I am excited to become a Franchisee and see great potential and opportunity in the Phoenix market," Riggs said. "I believe that the wealth of resources and highly automated processes that Supporting Strategies provides can be a significant benefit to the growing number of small to mid-sized business owners in the Phoenix market."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Riggs are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Phoenix area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Charl Riggs at criggs@supportingstrategies.com or 480-330-6707.

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Boise, Idaho

September 27, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Boise Idaho

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Whigam Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Boise, Idaho.

Tracy Whigam, Boise Franchisee and Managing Director, is an accomplished business, finance and risk management professional with over 25 years of experience helping companies navigate complex challenges to achieve growth and profitability goals.

"I'm excited to serve the Treasure Valley's small business community by supporting the necessary, but distracting, business task of bookkeeping while improving the efficiency of the process for these organizations," Whigam said. "Supporting Strategies' services allow founders and key management to focus more on the core competencies that make their business unique. I look forward to helping small businesses gain access to exceptional financial talent that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive at this stage of their lifecycle."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Whigam are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Boise area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Tracy Whigam at twhigam@supportingstrategies.com.

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Remote Working Gains Ground with Support from New Organization

September 12, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Accounting Services

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Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgWhen we founded Supporting Strategies 12 years ago, we built it around the premise that experts working remotely and using best-of-breed technology would deliver the highest level of client service.

For us, remote working isn't just an employee perk. It's also a core strength of the business, providing a more streamlined process to deliver a full suite of services. The business model has truly taken off — not just for us, but for other businesses as well.

With the telecommuting, or "work-in-place," phenomenon growing increasingly popular, a not-for-profit organization has been founded to help support it. Founders of the organization Work in Place, recently highlighted in The New York Times, are inspired by what they call the "changing geography of work." They're promoting more conversations about the benefits of remote work arrangements, including hosting a Work-in-Place Summit in 2017.

We are proud to have been part of this forward-thinking approach to work and will be watching to see what innovative new approaches come out of next year's summit.

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Supporting Strategies helps to make life easier for elderly and their caretakers

August 18, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen

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Nana.jpgNana is a 98-year-old (soon to be 99), strong, beautiful, amazing woman living by herself in East Boston, MA—the home she has had for the last 70 years, the home where she and Gramps raised their children and hosted a lifetime of memories for grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Though her parents and siblings emigrated from Italy, Nana was born in the United States. Their Italian roots and culture emanated through every aspect of their daily lives here in this country. Nana’s mother would make everything from scratch because she had no other choice. She would make meals that are endearingly referred to by the family as depression food—not in solidarity with sadness, though I am sure they were sad, but because the meals resulted from the Great Depression when money and food were scarce (see recipe below).

As a young married woman, Nana carried those Italian traditions with her as she and Gramps, also the child of Italian immigrants, married and started a family together. Gramps worked for the MBTA and secured a good salary and great pension. I think it is safe to say that the MBTA is both amazed and horrified by Nana’s longevity.

Nana’s job was that of homemaker. She would, like her mother, make everything from scratch—from food to clothing and tablecloths, and everything in between. She never wasted a single thing—she would find a use for stale bread and turn grapes into raisins. Nana is frugal and generous, and a day in her home is to travel back in time, to another country, where everything is pure and simple.

But Nana has lost almost all of her eyesight. Although this does not stop her from making gravy or fudge from scratch every week, it does interfere with her ability to pay her bills. Even with the aid of the world’s largest magnifying apparatus, she struggles with the process. Fortunately for her, she is the Nana to Supporting Strategies’ Director of Business Development, Stephen Schultz. Steve explained to Nana, who has never used a computer once in her life, that he would be paying her bills. At first she said “No, I have enough money to pay my bills. That is too much for you.” He explained to her that while he would be happy to do so, he was not using his own money to pay her bills. And from there, an account was set up in Hubdoc titled Nana, and all Nana has to do is place her bills in the Supporting Strategies mailers each week.

Getting Nana’s weekly bills is a joy. You never know what will be in the mailers—the contents range from actual bills to coupons—and once we even received her Massachusetts Legally Blind Certificate.

The beauty of this system is that Steve and Supporting Strategies is able to help Nana, not only by ensuring her bills are paid properly and on time, but by allowing a soon-to-be 99-year-old woman to rest assured.

Macaroni and Peas

Sauté garlic and oil in pan
Add one small can tomato paste
Add enough water to make a soup
Break spaghetti into small pieces
Add one can of peas
Salt and pepper to taste

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Reno-Tahoe

July 8, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Reno - Tahoe

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Ellermeyer Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in the Reno-Tahoe region.

Jen Ellermeyer, Reno/Tahoe Franchisee and Managing Director, is an accomplished business and accounting executive with over 20 years of experience developing financial control systems and processes for businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She has a particular interest in improving financial accuracy and creating foundational systems to plan for and accommodate business growth.

"The Reno/Tahoe region is at the beginning stages of diversifying into a much broader economy than in years past," Ellermeyer says. "The traditional industries of construction and resort services are imperative to the local economy. Additionally, the region is experiencing a surge in technology-based industries and startups, which makes it a vibrant time to grow a business in the area.

"I'm excited to offer an efficient, comprehensive bookkeeping and operational support service that pairs well with any growing business. The opportunity to serve businesses and assist with maximizing business productivity is a passion of mine."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Ellermeyer are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Truckee, Tahoe or Reno area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Jen Ellermeyer at jellermeyer@supportingstrategies.com, 530-212-8418 (office) or 530-386-1155 (mobile).

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Southeastern Mass Cape & Islands

June 30, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Southeastern Mass Cape & Islands

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Craven Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, Southeastern Mass Cape & Islands.

Ed Craven, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a highly skilled and accomplished business executive who has spent over two decades developing and applying expertise in operations management, business planning and strategy, and human capital management. His background spans finance, technology, sales and marketing, and investments.

"I was attracted to Supporting Strategies after learning about their pedigree in tackling operational issues for growing companies over the last 12 years," Craven says. "Once I understood the robust solutions provided to customers in conjunction with flexible, as-needed services, I was hooked. I'm really looking forward to applying their successful model alongside my experience in customer service and product delivery."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Craven are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Cape Cod area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Ed Craven at ecraven@supportingstrategies.com or 508-927-5016.

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Atlanta

June 20, 2016 / by Leslie Jorgensen posted in Atlanta

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Ramey Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Leslie-Jorgensen-for-web.jpgSupporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Atlanta.

Jon Ramey, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a seasoned accounting and finance professional with expertise in performing a wide variety of financial management functions. A Certified Public Accountant with Big 4 and corporate audit experience, he has a strong background in corporate finance and asset management. He also has over 20 years' experience spanning all aspects of business development and management.

"This is a great opportunity, and I'm excited to join such an innovative organization," Ramey says. "As a former finance professional for a Fortune 500 company and founder of several businesses myself, I can really appreciate the value offered by Supporting Strategies. Our solutions enable our clients to focus on their businesses while we manage delivery of their financials and support the overall business strategy.

"I'm passionate about serving others in this meaningful way and look forward to helping businesses in the Atlanta community achieve success."

Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services. Franchisees like Ramey are leveraging our proprietary technology platform and team of virtual, seasoned accounting professionals to serve a growing roster of clients.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Supporting Strategies, please check out an upcoming webinar or attend a future Discovery Day. You may also contact Stephen Schultz, Vice President of Franchise Development, at steve@supportingstrategies.com or 978-479-2871.

If you are with a business in the Atlanta area and would like to discuss outsourcing your accounting needs, please contact Jon Ramey at jramey@supportingstrategies.com or 770.314.6832.
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