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About Us

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First and foremost, we want to take this moment to thank our clients, past, present and future. We are humble enough to know, that without you “Our Clients” there would be no “About Us”.

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us.
We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it.
He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor
by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

In the Beginning:

Heather Watson was born in California, raised and educated in Scotland UK, and at the young age of 19 she returned to the United States. Being the "land of opportunity" she decided to "shoot for the moon" and applied to a job posting for a Controller of a well-established construction company. Much to her surprise, she was interviewed and hired on the 4th of July, just two days after arriving.

She wasn't thrown, Heather had jumped on a ship without power and without a rudder, and it was sinking fast. The companies key financial controls were virtually non-existent. Determined to not go down with the ship, she paddled fast and hard, creating, planning, implementing and streamlining processes. By establishing some simple structures and getting an overview of the company, Heather was able to turn this company into a healthy and profitable business. On this voyage Heather acquired much knowledge but the most important lesson learned was:

“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.
Have faith in your own abilities, work hard,
and there is nothing you cannot accomplish”

~ Brad Henry ~

At the age of 21, Heather decided it was time to take the leap into entrepreneurship, after all, look at what she had accomplished there was nothing she couldn't do! British Heritage Imports - specialty store was born. Entering into a partnership, leasing space, trips to the UK, purchase orders placed, store stocked, open the doors and they will come.

They came and they went - partnership gone bad, too large of a space, not enough inventory, empty shelves. Faced with a new lease, reality set in, it was time to close the doors and let this ship sink. Valuable lessons were learned on this one year venture, many mistakes were made: including failing to plan, meant she had planned to fail. However, the biggest insight of all was:

“The Only Real Mistake Is The One From Which We Learn Nothing”

~ Henry Ford ~

The Growing Years:

With a bruised ego; but her determination and drive still intact, Heather's journey took her to Washington state where she was recruited as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a start-up high-tech internet recruiting company during the dot-com bubble. The dot-com boom, fueled by great enthusiasm for new opportunities that the World Wide Web presented, took off fast and furiously; however, the laws could not keep pace. Heather stumbled upon a "loop-hole" that had a significant impact to the bottom-line of all recruiting companies. With this knowledge, and a plan, she created her own consulting firm.

Sought after by many recruiting firms, her consulting business was thriving. Then, the inevitable happened. The dot-com bubble, burst. What happened ? You may ask. Well, she had taken the lessons learned from her past and had applied them in her plan. Forseeing, that her consulting, in a specific niche market, would come to a screeching halt, at some point in time, she had planned her strategy to grow the business by incorporating accounting & bookeeping services. There were challenges and struggles along the way, but the business was a success and flourished.

You may have noticed, that so far emphasis has been put on the importance of planning. A business plan, is an essential roadmap for business success. A compass, pointing you in the right direction, outlining a path, mapping your progress to reaching your destination. A living document, forever changing on your journey to success.

“If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress”

~ Frederick Douglass ~

Starting Over:

However, sometimes life events happen that no amount of planning can prepare you for. Like a natural disaster or loss of a loved one. Heather lost her soulmate suddenly to cancer. Her world was turned upside down. Tough decisions had to be made. One of which was to move closer to family and friends. This required her to sell a large portion of her business that relied on the hands-on approach. So with a deep breath, and yes - a plan, Heather set out on her journey; destination - Port Orange, Florida.

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald ~

Where we're going:

Dollars & $ense $olutions aims to deliver specific business solutions to help our clients accomplish their goals. As the pace of today's business demands more resources, flexibility, speed, experience and bottom line results, we recognize the absolute necessity to develop, build and deliver accurate and timely results so our clients can make sound business decisions.

Our Mission is to bring value to our clients by providing professional, effective and affordable solutions.

Our Goal is simple — be the standard by which others are measured.

Our Focus is to gain a clear understanding of our client's specific needs, with the idea that not all clients are the same, and deliver solutions tailor made to the client.

Our Growth is dependent upon providing our clients affordable solutions with profitable results, while earning their respect and trust. A satisfied client is our best advertisement.

Our Commitment is to provide responsive, personal attention and services that you deserve.

Dollars & $ense $olutions would like the opportunity to be your strategic business partner, together we can achieve a collective success. We believe that such successes form the building blocks for our firm's future. To see a list of the services we offer please take a look at Our Solutions or Contact Us anytime to allow us to explain how our focused and measured approach can help your business.

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,
achievement, and success have no meaning.”

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

“Your success is our business ...”

 

 

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