For Small Businesses

Establish Greater Profitability and Business EffICIENCY!

Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!

Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

 

5 Tips To Think More Clearly About Financial Decisions For West Michigan Taxpayers

Despite that title, it has, in fact, been a relatively smooth first week of tax filing here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services. West Michigan clients have been streaming through our doors, and we've been enjoying our little mini-reunion with so many longtime...

Common Sense Taxpayer Information Security for Forrest Tax & Accounting Services Clients

We're gearing up for tax season around here, already beginning to help certain West Michigan clients get their returns ready for filing (yes, this early) when the IRS begins allowing receipt of electronically-filed returns on the 29th of this month. And while we have...

Ashley Forrest’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

Ashley Forrest’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in West Michigan is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

Plans, plans, plans.We're all about those plans.These days, we're working with a fair number of our West Michigan clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for you.But I'll...

Focus Training For Folks In West Michigan

Now that we're into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter ... and, if you're like me, "focus" becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn't just "happen" -- especially when the days are hot. It...

Implement Ashley Forrest’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

It's true -- there are certain people for whom this note doesn't apply. There are those who are perfectly fine paying the amount of tax they pay every year, thank you very much.However, since YOU have chosen to invest yourself in our services (or at one point...

Ashley Forrest’s Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

We just wrapped up all the extension returns for TY2017, and can finally place our gaze SQUARELY at what's ahead.Which is a funny thing to say, because, well ... for too many of our clients, we are continuously looking backwards -- simply because they haven't worked...

A Family Budget Plan By Ashley Forrest

Last week I wrote to you about a few financial conversations worth having within a marriage, or any close partnership. As we turn the page into the end of summer, there are a swath of newlyweds out there, and this (and the previous note) might be something useful to...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For West Michigan TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!