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Supporting Strategies Expands in the Carolinas

Manz Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, Myrtle Beach, SC & Wilmington, NC.

Steven Manz, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a highly analytical accountant who specializes in helping businesses leverage opportunities in savings, cash flow and budget to foster growth. Throughout a career spent in professional and academic environments, he has demonstrated proficiency in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley, full-cycle accounting, reconciliation, analysis, marketing, management and leadership.

"Having serviced small businesses in Myrtle Beach as a Senior Staff Accountant in a local CPA firm, I saw that the need for consistent controller services wasn't being addressed. The rapid growth in this area has increased the demand for these services, especially for businesses outside of the existing service and tourism industries," Manz says. "We're also excited about the Wilmington area because many companies are attracted to the benefits of the Cape Fear River and its favorable tax structure."

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Denholm Shares His Entrepreneurial Success Story on Podcast

Jacksonville, Fla. – Pete Denholm, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida, was a guest on the June 1 edition of "The Small Business Leader" podcast with Jason Johnson.

Denholm and Johnson covered a number of topics, including what led Denholm to become an entrepreneur after spending over 20 years working at Big Four accounting firms, Fortune 50 companies and small businesses. Denholm also discussed the challenges of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic and the key differentiators of his franchise and the Supporting Strategies business model.

"From a process standpoint, we like to deliver in the same way and do similar things for our clients, even though they're across different industries," Denholm said. "We're documenting the processes that need to be done. So for all our clients, if there is a change in the person doing the services on my team, they get sick or go on vacation … we can just turn it over to another associate, and they follow the steps and tasks that are all documented and deliver the services."

Denholm, our Northeast Florida franchisee since 2014, oversees an office with 14 employees and nearly 60 clients.

"The Small Business Leader" features guests who "lead, innovate, inspire, build and lift the economy every day." Listen to the episode with Denholm, From Big 4 to Bookkeeping.

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Hershik Appears on Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)

Naperville, IL – Dawn Hershik, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Chicago Far West Suburbs, recently joined host Liz Spencer on an episode of Naperville Community Television's "Business Connection Zoom Edition." The show features local business owners and entrepreneurs discussing their products and services and their community involvement.

Hershik noted that the need for bookkeeping and controller-level services among businesses remaining active during the COVID-19 pandemic is greater than ever. For example, Supporting Strategies clients had accurate, up-to-date financial records to simplify the process of applying for the SBA Payroll Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Assistance.

"[Clients] didn't have to scramble and make sure that they hit the deadlines for those grants, loans, whatever the case was," Hershik said. "And now that they're starting to receive those funds, we're there to help them account for them all correctly because now they're having to apply for loan forgiveness. Just making sure that they understand where that money is and how it's being used to help the business."

Spencer and Hershik also touched on topics including the challenges of shifting to a virtual bookkeeping solution, the makeup of Hershik's team and the three things Supporting Strategies helps businesses do best.

Watch the interview here.

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Oklahoma City, OK

Wilson Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Kathryn Wilson, Franchisee and Managing Director, is an accomplished entrepreneur who balances financial expertise with a long track record of enhancing corporate performance. In addition to her leadership role at Supporting Strategies | Oklahoma City, OK, she is the Founder and Owner of a focus group facility offering participant recruiting, group hosting and moderator services.

"I'm pleased to introduce Oklahoma City to the customized solutions Supporting Strategies provides clients to help them grow their business and operate as efficiently as possible," Wilson says. "Oklahoma City is a thriving community ready to embrace the cutting-edge technology and the network of accounting professionals Supporting Strategies offers in a virtual, cloud-based environment."

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Supporting Strategies Named a Top 50 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review for the Fourth Year

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Independent Survey Shows Female Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Supporting Strategies’ Performance 

Beverly, MA – Supporting Strategies was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2020 Top Franchises for Women Report. This is Supporting Strategies fourth year in a row being named to the list. 

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support to growing businesses. This allows business leaders to focus on their core competency while Supporting Strategies acts as an extension of the team. For over 15 years, Supporting Strategies' locally owned and operated offices have served thousands of companies, helping them free up their time and streamline their business. With a low overhead and variable cost delivery model, franchisees are able to closely match costs to revenues. 

Franchise Business Reviewa franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchisesas well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Southwest Houston, TX

Zhang Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Southwest Houston, TX.

Linan Zhang, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a recognized finance expert and accomplished entrepreneur. Her background includes 15 years' audit experience with a big 4 accounting firm and cofounding a boutique consulting firm.

"I am excited to join Supporting Strategies and to apply what I have learned during my career to succeed in this new venture," Zhang says. "I look forward to being partners with our clients and growing along with them in the years to come."

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Greater Cincinnati Ohio

Feltner Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, Greater Cincinnati Ohio.

Craig Feltner, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a veteran CFO and entrepreneur who has spent most of his career working in small business. His experience spans multigenerational, family-owned businesses and private equity-owned businesses across manufacturing, retail and services. Most recently, he served as CFO for a $12M wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management company.

"As I began to consider a career change, Supporting Strategies met all of my important criteria — innovative, proven, scalable and needed," Feltner says. "As a native Cincinnatian, I'm excited to utilize my experience and partner with Supporting Strategies in making a lasting impact on a large variety of small businesses in Greater Cincinnati."

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Supporting Strategies Named to List of Employers With the Most Remote Job Openings

Beverly, MA – Virtual Vocations, a company that provides jobseekers with hand-screened telecommute jobs leads, ranked Supporting Strategies among the top 10 employers with the most remote employment opportunities. The report was released in January.

Supporting Strategies, a provider of outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support, offers talented bookkeeping and accounting professionals the chance to work from home on a part-time basis. Last year, job-search site Flexjobs recognized Supporting Strategies as one of the top remote employers.

"Creating part-time, flexible work opportunities for highly skilled and experienced individuals has allowed us to build a great team that delivers consistently outstanding client service," said Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO Leslie Jorgensen. "The Virtual Vocations report is a validation of this long-standing commitment."

"Our remote-work model has been an extremely effective recruitment tool for us and a major reason why we've enjoyed such astounding growth over the past 16 years," added Pammy Saylor, Vice President of Talent at Supporting Strategies.

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Supporting Strategies Marks Opening of 100th Location

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Beverly, MA – Supporting Strategies, a provider of outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support, has announced the opening of its 100th location, Greater Cincinnati Ohio owned by Managing Director Craig Feltner.

The company reached this milestone just seven years after launching its franchise model.

"We have added franchises on a steady basis since 2013 and now have a presence in 30 states," said Leslie Jorgensen, Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO. "The strong response to our franchising opportunity has been gratifying to see, as has the success of our family of franchisees."

According to a story by the Franchise Performance Group, only 18% of the 3,800 franchise brands in the United States have more than 100 units or territories.

"Early on, we made a real effort to find out what worked, and what didn't work, for our initial franchisees," said Steve Schultz, Chief Evangelist & VP of Franchise Development at Supporting Strategies. "We've applied those lessons learned and focused on giving our new franchise partners the insights, strategies and resources they need to become successful."

Supporting Strategies has earned the Franchise Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review for five years running. Since 2017 Supporting Strategies has also placed on the publication's lists of Best Franchises for Women, Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Franchises for Veterans, Top Innovative Franchises and Top Service Franchises.

Last year, Entrepreneur magazine included Supporting Strategies on its Fastest-Growing Franchises list for the first time.

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Denholm Named a Top Small-Business Leader in NE Florida

Pete Denholm, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida, has been honored as one of Northeast Florida's small-business leaders of the year by the JAX Chamber.

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