Service-Based Businesses

Service-based businesses are typically defined as a business that provides intangible products or provides work performed in an expert manner. Accounting is a good example of a service-based business, so The Harding Group naturally has a solid understanding of what it means to operate this type of business. For service-based businesses like lawn care, house cleaning, consulting or child care, you face a unique set of accounting challenges.

The Harding Group specializes in helping service-based businesses work through the unique challenges their business type faces. Many service companies purchase a minimal number of assets and equipment and rely heavily on human labor to generate their profits. Typical financial transactions that a service company may record include collecting a deposit and receiving payment for the service from the customer. Furthermore, billing is often based on time. It’s important that you have a client-centric approach to presenting data to your customers.

The Harding Group can help service-based businesses with a range of services:

QuickBooks is an excellent option as accounting software for service-based businesses. As members of the QuickBooks Pro Advisors Program we offer a range of services specifically in support of service-based users of QuickBooks, such as setting up the essential areas for your business or one-on-one training combined with free phone support.

We can also assist with bookkeeping and payroll services. We have bookkeepers on staff, unlike many CPA firms, and are therefore able to provide bookkeeping and payroll services without outsourcing it or charging full CPA rates.

Our complete list of services available for service-based businesses includes:

FEES: Unlike many CPA firms, we charge fees based on the type of activity performed. Bookkeeping and accounting services can vary greatly, so they are charged at different rates. We’ll provide you with an estimate for the projected work before we begin, so there will never be any surprises. Let’s get started with a free consultation.