July 20, 2011 // Franchising.com // Charleston, SC and Vienna, VA — SIB Development & Consulting, a company that helps businesses save money on their monthly recurring expenses, today announced a strategic partnership with BookKeeping Express, the only U.S. franchise that helps business owners grow their companies through certified, outsourced bookkeeping services. BookKeeping Express will offer SIB's cost-cutting services to businesses through its network of more than 30 franchise locations in the U.S. and Canada.
With each organization offering much needed financial services to a similar client base, the partnership is a natural fit. SIB helps businesses save money by negotiating better contracts for recurring monthly service expenses (phone, Internet, garbage, utilities, hardware and software maintenance contracts, and others), and by finding and correcting errors and overcharges on past monthly bills. SIB's clients only pay after they have realized actual monthly savings.
"Most business owners often do not have the time or in-house expertise to find billing errors and to understand the best prices and plans available for their monthly services," said Dan Schneider, Founder of SIB Development & Consulting. "The same time-strapped owners have a tough time handling their own bookkeeping, and don't realize what it's costing them. Together, SIB Development & Consulting and BookKeeping Express can save our clients time, money and human capital, allowing them to work on growing their business, paying with what we know are the best available rates and plans on the market. We have a 98% success rate."
BookKeeping Express offers enterprise-level bookkeeping services with CPA oversight, which includes setting up charts of accounts and general ledgers, monthly data entry, processing and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, producing monthly reports and tax reporting. Plus, business owners can synchronize their QuickBooks and enjoy convenient, anytime access to their financial documents through BKE Connect's EDocs, an electronic filing system designed to provide secure, online storage and backup of financial documents.
"As a business owner, your day-to-day can become consumed by crunching numbers and/or managing staff, leaving you with little to no time to focus on your business' growth," said Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express. "That's where BookKeeping Express and SIB Development & Consulting come in. We both give our clients more time to consult with their customers, market their businesses and meet with new leads."
The newly formed partnership permits cross-selling opportunities, knowledge sharing and penetration into untapped markets. Both companies serve clients coast to coast.
"Businesses across the country trust BookKeeping Express to help keep their financial house in order," Schneider said. "And now we'll be able to enhance that service by helping these businesses save time and reduce costs on their recurring monthly expenses."
SIB Development & Consulting, Inc. provides access to industry experts in a multitude of fields to reduce expenses and recoup previous overpayments. Unlike other consulting firms, SIB's business model allows them to bill based only on a percentage of the savings they find.Through expert analysis, SIB will discover if businesses have overpaid or are currently overpaying on phone, Internet, garbage, utilities, hardware and software maintenance contracts, and other recurring bills. Find out more about SIB by logging on to www.sibdevelopment.com.
BookKeeping Express, a national company focused on providing professional bookkeeping practices to small businesses, was founded in 1984 in California and grew to over 150 locations through licensing agreements. In 2007, Greg Jones, along with Bob Stocker and Merritt Green, purchased the company and launched the new business model in January 2008. For more information about its services and the BookKeeping Express franchise opportunity visit www.BookKeepingExpress.com.