May 28, 2013 // Franchising.com // MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA – BookKeeping Express, the first U.S. franchise focused solely on bookkeeping services, recently announced the opening of its first Minnesota office in Minnetonka serving businesses throughout southern Minnesota. BookKeeping Express offers a much-needed service to businesses, so they can get back to doing what they do best.
“We help business owners to achieve three key objectives: lower their taxes, optimize cash flow, and increase their profits,” said Patrick Maloney, owner of BookKeeping Express in Minnetonka. “We are excited about serving the Minneapolis business community and this opportunity to help small businesses survive and grow. BookKeeping Express has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and its proven, efficient business model will provide me with the support needed to help grow the business, thus allowing me to help my clients grow theirs.”
Patrick Maloney spent 30+ years working in a variety of roles in the printing industry. In his other businesses, Patrick often advised clients and collaborated with other business owners to help them take their business to the next level. He learned he loved helping people solve problems and experience the power to succeed in new ways. After a long, successful career in the corporate world, Christine Maloney brings an understanding of how systems can work to the reality of what small businesses need and can afford. When they discovered BookKeeping Express, they knew it was the best fit for them – giving them the ability to connect with their business neighbors in a way that is fulfilling for both them and their fellow entrepreneurial clients.
BookKeeping Express’ goal is to provide first-class outsourcing of accounting services at affordable rates, allowing the business owners to accomplish their stated objectives. Services include monthly data entry, general ledger, account reconciliation, accounts payable/accounts receivable, monthly financial reports and benchmarking performance against industry standards. Additionally, BookKeeping Express utilizes a predictable flat pricing model that is tailored to the clients’ size and complexity instead of an hourly billing approach.
“So many otherwise sound businesses fail to account for their financial dealings properly, which can hinder their revenues and profitability. They want to move forward, but without knowing how to best utilize their financial data, they often feel frustrated and overwhelmed. That’s where we come in,” added Christine. “I can offer the small business owner access to an entire accounting department for only those few hours per month when they actually need it. The benefits of allowing BookKeeping Express to maintain their books with professional oversight throughout the year are significant from a cost and opportunity standpoint – particularly in the current economic climate. Without this kind of partnership and expertise, I see too many business owners negatively impacted by falling behind on financial records.”
The expansion into Minnesota is part of the company’s aggressive national development plans that call for more than 400 new territories throughout the United Sates.
“The business community is growing in Minneapolis and around the country, and BookKeeping Express is expanding simultaneously, providing qualified individuals with a niche franchise option that caters to this segment,” said Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express. “We are looking to grow with franchise partners such as Patrick and Chris 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 – located on Carlson Parkway in Minnetonka, MN – 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. 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 a free business evaluation or more information on BookKeeping Express of Minnetonka, call 952-449-3009, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://westhennepin.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. An award-winning franchise system, BookKeeping Express is consistently ranked by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 – jumping 58 spots on the list in 2013. The company is based in Vienna, Virginia. To learn more about BookKeeping Express, visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com.
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