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Entrepreneurial Services

Like many of our clients, you may find yourself and your business in one of the following situations:

  • Seeking a professional advisor on business structure, accounting and tax issues
  • Needing to strengthen record keeping and accounting
  • Requiring more personal, professional attention to challenges during growth
  • Experiencing a change in ownership or other significant event that requires guidance and service
  • Requesting reviewed or compiled financial statements issued by an independent professional services firm

Business Advice Beyond Expectations

Business owners partner with RubinBrown because we help them improve and grow their businesses. We are not just accountants or tax professionals. We are trusted business advisors — from entering the marketplace, to deciding if it is time to exit, through retirement, selling the business or transitioning to the next generation.

RubinBrown started over 60 years ago by serving emerging, entrepreneurial enterprises and these clients are still a key part of our business. We have been partners throughout the years as they evolved and expanded, offering personalized, objective advice and guidance.

We understand the issues and risks encountered by business owners in a variety of industries. Our professionals possess a high level of expertise in handling the challenges of managing a profitable, growing business in today’s marketplace. As your company grows, you need the support and expertise of a firm that can cater to all aspects of your business.

Assurance & Accounting Services

  • General ledger accounting
  • Monthly financial reporting
  • Reviews and compilations
  • Assess internal controls
  • Outsourced accounting
  • QuickBooks – installation, support and training
  • Overhead rate audits

Tax Planning & Compliance Services

  • Tax planning and record analysis
  • Preparation of federal, state and local returns
  • Preparation of sales and use tax
  • Preparation of property tax returns
  • Preparation and/or review of payroll tax filings
  • Payroll tax research and consulting

Business Advisory Services

  • Start-up services
  • Business entity selection/change
  • Budgeting and financial analysis
  • Analyze cash flow and cash management
  • Office procedures review
  • Lease vs. purchase analysis
  • Estate, retirement and succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence
  • Strategic planning
  • Employee benefit planning and consulting


Key Takeaways from Attract Funding: Stand Out in Front of St. Louis Venture Capitalists

On Thursday, August 27, RubinBrown hosted a panel of St. Louis venture capitalists at Venture Café. Steven Harris, Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, facilitated a panel discussion featuring Jennifer Ehlen of Prosper Capital, Carter Williams from iSelect Fund, Kyle Welborn from Cultivation Capital and Scott Bernstein of Lewis & Clark Ventures.

The following are highlights from what was a great, interactive discussion.


REMINDER! Focus on Small Business: 1099 Information Return Requirements

What to Report in 2013
Payments of $600 or more to individuals, sole proprietorships, trusts or partnerships for rent, prizes or awards, or services rendered for a trade or business. Dividends, interest and royalties must be reported whenever the payment is $10 or more. Payments to corporations for medical services also must be reported on Form 1099-MISC.


Focus on Small Business: Partnership Fringe Benefits

In certain instances a partner may have to recognize income on normally tax-favored fringe benefits provided to employees. When a partnership provides benefits to a partner the benefit will either be treated as a guaranteed payment to the partner or as a non-taxable fringe benefit other employees benefit from. Instances from both conditions are listed.

All Entrepreneurial Services News

2015 Payroll & Benefits Tax Guide

This publication is published by RubinBrown's Entrepreneurial Services Group and provides guidance regarding the handling of compensation and fringe benefits.

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Guide To Starting A Business

This comprehensive resource assists professionals who are contemplating starting or buying a business. The guide includes information on entity structuring, business planning, operations, tax planning and compliance and much more.

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