Business Consulting

Management Advisory Services

At John Michael Smith, CPA PA, our experienced staff of business consultants is committed to assisting you through every phase of the business life cycle, applying our experience and insight to provide you with meaningful and practical strategies and solutions to address the issues facing your business. From incorporation through business succession planning, we provide the comprehensive advice, insight, and technical expertise you need to help your business achieve success at any stage.

Incorporation and New Business Analysis

Starting a business is challenging on many levels, from the hard work of establishing yourself in the marketplace to the complexities of managing the paperwork, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed without expert advice. With years of real-world, hands-on business experience behind us, the team of detail-oriented professionals at John Michael Smith, CPA PA will not only help you to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs, ensuring that you select the right entity for your new business, but can also guide you through formulating a business plan, dealing with any necessary registration, permitting, or licensing processes, managing compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and can even provide a market evaluation to allow you to position your new business as advantageously as possible in the marketplace, or a business valuation, if you are considering the purchase of an existing business.

Management Consulting

In today’s rapidly-changing business environment, the right management strategy can make the difference between a struggling organization and a thriving one. To drive value in your organization, you need thoughtful, candid advice from a trusted advisor with the real-world experience and knowledge to help you determine an achievable management strategy, optimize your business processes, and produce sustainable value for your organization. At John Michael Smith, CPA PA, we leverage our associates’ business acumen to offer complete management advisory services, including systems implementation and management, process analysis, change management, business transformation, workflow analysis, enterprise risk management, cost controls, employee benefit plan restructuring, and much more to help your organization improve performance, implement industry best practices, and maximize growth.

Financial Forecast and Projections

Financial planning is critical to the success of any business, and at John Michael Smith, CPA PA, we are committed to working with you to create a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to achieve your business objectives. We provide a complete range of financial and business forecasting services, and can also create customized "What If" planning scenarios to help management foresee and plan for unexpected business contingencies. John Michael Smith, CPA PA has the experience, the innovative thinking, and the insight to help your organization identify and manage risk, quantify resources, and formulate and achieve your strategic goals and objectives.

Business Succession and Exit Planning

You worked hard to establish a successful business, and thoughtful business succession or exit planning is the key to ensuring that your business will continue to flourish in the future, without your day-to-day involvement. Too often, healthy, successful businesses are negatively impacted by a lack of succession or exit planning, from unclear transfer of leadership to liquidity problems stemming from unexpected inheritance taxes or costs. As experts in the field of business succession and business exit planning, John Michael Smith, CPA PA can help you to design a comprehensive strategy to avoid these problems and achieve your objectives, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your business will enjoy a smooth continuance, and your heirs and business associates will be well protected.