Professional Financial, Accounting, and Capital Services

Chief Financial Officer and Capital Services Exclusively for Central Illinois' Premier Emerging Companies.™

CPA’s with a purpose.

Emerging Business Services specializes in providing Chief Financial Officer and capital services to the startup and emerging company community in Central Illinois. We have twenty five years of experience and have delivered some spectacular results for our clients.

In addition to the core services listed below, we also provide fully customized services.

Call or email us for a free evaluation of your accounting, financial, tax, bookkeeping and general business needs. Compare the difference between what you’re presently doing and what we can do for you. Below are some of the standard services we provide.


Solid accounting and financial information

Solid accounting and financial information is critical in business. It allows owners to understand how their business is performing and helps them make better, faster decisions. Many, though, fail to prioritize the importance of having solid accounting and financial information. As a result, they under perform, become impaired and often fail.

The clients of Emerging Business Services realize the importance of having solid accounting and financial information. As a result, our clients benefit and their businesses outperform, grow and become leaders in their respective fields. We base this practice on

“Let everything be done decently and in order.” ~I Corinthians 14:40

At Emerging Business Services, we understand this key business principle and would love an opportunity to discuss how solid accounting and financial information can benefit your business.

Business Thought Formation and Business Points of View

Clear thinking and well-articulated points of view are powerful tools in business. Everyone’s thoughts are based upon a framework, and everyone’s speech is formed with a specific purpose in mind, both of which should be given first priority in business. Our thoughts and speech determine the results we achieve – positive or negative. At Emerging Business Services we base our thoughts and speech on

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O God.” ~Psalm 19:14

At Emerging Business Services, we pride ourselves on having a correct framework for thought and purpose in speech. We benefit from it, and so do our clients. We would love an opportunity to discuss how having a correct framework for thought and a correct purpose in speech has benefited our clients and how it can benefit your business.

Accounting, Tax & Bookkeeping Services

We offer a full range of accounting, tax and bookkeeping services to help keep your business running smoothly. Our bookkeeping services are fully customized to fit your specific situation. We realize that most small businesses cannot afford a full-time bookkeeper or Chief Financial Officer, but still need the expertise at times. We are there when you need us.

Capital Formations

We specialize in providing capital solutions for startup and emerging companies. The highest priority is given to companies based in, and with strong ties to the Bloomington-Normal area.

QuickBooks and Payroll

We offer a wide range of QuickBooks support services, including payroll services that fit your individual needs.

Proactive Tax Planning

The best time to save money on your taxes is four to sixteen months before they are due, which requires expert planning. We provide one-on-one, proactive tax counsel to meet your unique personal and business needs, focusing on areas like: Year-end strategic planning to help minimize your tax liability; Effective and timely structuring of your personal and business transactions; Executive compensation planning; Money-saving, self-employment and payroll strategies; Successful retirement and estate planning.

Tax Return Preparation

We provide accurate, on-time, year-end tax returns utilizing pro-active tax strategies described above.

Business Formation

Many important decisions and financial commitments are involved in starting a new business or selling an old one. The tax effects can be dramatic without careful consideration and thoughtful planning.

Business Planning

Establishing short-term and long-term goals, as well as effective methods of achieving them, is essential to successful business management. Our firm can assist you in developing a comprehensive business plan that will help you identify and achieve your goals.

Consulting Services

Our most important goal is to assist you and your company in increasing after-tax profitability. The close-working relationship we share with our clients gives us a better understanding of their overall financial goals. We offer a broad array of valuable consulting services, including: cash management, risk management (insurance), financing, business valuation, compensation and benefit plans, computer-based bookkeeping systems, succession planning for family-owned businesses, mergers and acquisitions, health care, compliance with government regulations, litigation support, software evaluation and setups, and audit management.

Internal Controls Review

Our firm will help you protect your assets by analyzing and improving your existing internal control systems. We are available to identify areas of vulnerability and recommend long-term solutions.

Organizational Consulting

We provide expert advisory services to assist you with such issues as organizational structure, job descriptions, performance appraisal, team building, communication, and other human resource concerns.

Diagnostic Review

Interested in achieving more efficient and profitable operations? Have our team perform a diagnostic review of your business operations to pinpoint the areas in which efficiency and profitability could be enhanced.

Banking Relationships

Our firm provides valuable assistance in establishing, maintaining and/or expanding current banking relationships. We can assist you in professionally organizing and preparing banking proposals.

Financial Statements

We can provide in-depth financial statements to meet the unique needs of your business.

Research Services

To meet the needs of clients and business associates, we supply a variety of customized research services. Business analyses, industry forecasts, and company profiles are just some examples of the information resources available.