CHICAGO – November 7, 2012 – BookKeeping Express, the first U.S. franchise focused solely on bookkeeping services, recently announced the opening of its first office in Chicago, serving businesses throughout the Southwest side of Chicago and the Southwest and South Suburbs of Chicago.
BookKeeping Express offers a much-needed service to businesses, so they can get back to doing what they do best.
“Our ‘Profit and Growth’ services help alleviate a void that exists locally within the business community,” said Sonja Brisard, owner of BookKeeping Express in Chicago. “I am excited about serving the Southwest areas and setting my roots deep in the business community. BookKeeping Express has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and its proven business model will provide me with the marketing and operations support needed to help grow the business, thus allowing me to help my clients grow theirs.”
BookKeeping Express’ services include setting up charts of accounts and general ledgers, monthly data entry, processing and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, producing monthly reports and business consulting. Plus, BookKeeping Express utilizes a Custom Flex Pricing Model that is based on the clients’ needs instead of a one-size-fits-all, hourly billing approach.
“So many otherwise sound businesses fail to account for their financial dealings, which in turn hinders their revenues and growth. They want to efficiently move forward, but without knowing how to best utilize their financial data, they often feel frustrated and overwhelmed…and that’s where we come in,” added Brisard. “The benefits of allowing BookKeeping Express to maintain their books with CPA oversight throughout the year are enormous from a cost standpoint...particularly in the current economic climate. Without this kind of partnership expertise, I see too many business owners experiencing the negative impact of falling behind on their financial records.”
The expansion into Chicago is part of the company’s aggressive national development plans which call for more than 400 new territories throughout the United Sates.
“The business community is growing in Chicago and around the country, and BookKeeping Express is expanding with it, providing qualified individuals with a niche franchise option that caters to this growing segment,” said Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express. “We are looking to grow with franchise partners such as Sonja who are serious about owning a business and sincere about their desire to fill a void in their communities with our distinctive services.”
The new BookKeeping Express office offers the BKE Connect system, which allows businesses access to all bookkeeping files remotely through a secure outside server, as well as a dashboard that clearly and visually ‘sums’ up the business’ operations for thorough analysis. Plus, business owners can synchronize their QuickBooks and enjoy convenient, anytime access to their financial documents through BKE EDocs, an electronic filing system designed to provide secure, online storage of financial documents.
For more information on BookKeeping Express, call (773) 366-3061; e-mail SBrisard@bookkeepingexpress.com or visit www.southwestchicago.bookkeepingexpress.com.
BookKeeping Express, a national company that provides businesses with professional bookkeeping services, 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. The franchise has grown to more than 40 offices in the United States and Canada. The company is based in Vienna, Virginia. To learn more about BookKeeping Express, visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com.
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