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Entrepreneurial Services

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 it is time to exit, through retirement, selling the business or transitioning to the next generation.

The Entrepreneurial Services Group serves over 475 clients with a broad knowledge of business, accounting and tax issues. RubinBrown started over 55 years ago by serving emerging, entrepreneurial enterprises. These clients are still a key part of our business. We have been partners throughout the years as they evolve and expand, offering personalized, objective advice and guidance.

We understand the issues and risks encountered by business owners. The members of the Entrepreneurial Services Group possess a high level of expertise in handling the challenges of managing a profitable, growing business in today's marketplace.

Our clients have big ideas. We help them reach their potential. As your company grows, you need the support and expertise of a firm that can cater to all aspects of your business.

  • Information technology
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Benefits
  • Wealth management

We work with clients in a variety of industries including physician practices and other health-care related entities, law firms, architects and engineers, advertising firms, manufacturers and distributors, contractors, home builders, retailers and technology-related companies.

Assurance and Accounting Services

  • Record transactions, prepare general ledger and related journals
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annually compiled financial statements
  • Prepare reviewed financial statements
  • Perform operational reviews
  • Assess internal controls
  • Outsourcing of accounting services
  • Installation, support and training on automated accounting systems including QuickBooks and Peachtree

Tax Planning and Compliance Services

  • Tax planning for business entities and their owners
  • Analysis of records
  • Preparation of federal, state and local tax returns
  • Planning for quarterly estimated tax payments
  • Preparation and planning for sales and use tax
  • Preparation of property tax returns
  • Preparation and/or review of payroll tax filings
  • Research on payroll related issues

Business Advisory Services

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


Focus on Entrepreneurial Services: Year-End Tips for Entrepreneurs

If you dread year-end paperwork and tax time, you’re not alone. Most entrepreneurs would rather pursue their ideas and passions than spend time and energy on the financial details. Here are a few suggestions to make your year-end close a valuable process rather than a necessary evil.


Focus on Small Business: BBB Issues Scam Alert About QuickBooks Phishing Con

Recently the Better Business Bureau issued a scam alert about a phishing scam targeting small businesses.


Focus on Entrepreneurial Services: 1099 Best Practices

The new year brings more changes to the requirements for filing 1099s. Along with these changes, the IRS has also added additional penalties. We urge all our clients to adopt and implement strategies now, before the end of the year, to enable you to comply with the tighter deadlines. Developing a strategy now will provide efficiencies going forward for preparing or providing the information to have 1099s prepared.

All Entrepreneurial Services News

2012-13 Payroll & Benefits Tax Guide

The 2012-2013 Payroll & Benefits Tax Guide is available. This publication is published by RubinBrown's Entrepreneurial Services Group and provides guidance regarding the handling of compensation and fringe benefits.

Click here to view the publication.

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.

Click here to view the publication.