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.

 

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy West Michigan Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone.Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it.And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus,...

A Powerful Example of Tax Planning For West Michigan Families And Individuals

After the new year passes, it's wild to think of how fast things can go. As we get older, time sure does fly. And unfortunately, many get stuck in a rut from year to year. Specifically related to taxes, many do not think about their tax situation until that deadline...

Tax Reform Has Opened Up Many Tax Strategy Opportunities We Can Implement For West Michigan Families And Individuals

I can't believe it, but here we are, almost done with the month of August (!), school is already starting in many areas where we serve clients, and football is again being discussed as something to pay attention to. This summer has absolutely FLOWN by -- and those of...

Who Should West Michigan Businesses Pursue, Existing Customers or New Customers?

Many people in West Michigan believe that the easiest customer to "sell" to is a referral customer. And in some ways, they're right.But in my opinion, the best kind of prospect to sell on your services is one you already have.So, that being the case, it sure does make...

Ashley Forrest’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit ... shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its...

Ashley Forrest’s Reflections On Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation While Our Country Is In Chaos

Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving week arrived suddenly this year? And how did it get here so fast?With so many momentous events over the past few weeks (elections, shootings, wildfires, and more), it feels a bit surreal -- and incongruous, even -- to...

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In West Michigan — Generous Charitable Contributions

Now that we have a divided Congress again, we can all sit back and enjoy the gridlock that is headed our way.Or something.I don't blame you if you tune out from politics -- and I also don't blame you if you find yourself jumping more intentionally into the fray....

Ashley Forrest’s 2018 Tax Preparation Checklist

Yes, you *thought* 2017 was in the rearview mirror, didn't you? Well, not for the IRS it isn't. That's because, as you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing what we do best: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our clients' financial lives...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Holiday Prayer

As you probably know if you are paying any kind of attention to events OUTSIDE of West Michigan (which, this week, you'd certainly be sane if you DIDN'T pay attention to the national news), the government is in "shutdown mode".This means that unless the President and...

Three New Tax Implications for Buying or Selling a House in the West Michigan Area

Sometimes real estate is more art than science.Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling.But there are a few things...

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!