Maria P Hayes CPA and Associates PLLC
A Florida native, I grew up in Lakeland, Florida; after graduating from USF in Tampa, I lived in Tampa for 12 years and have been here in Naples for the past 18 years. I started my business 14 years ago, to be able to stay in my profession, and have the flexibility of business ownership to be able to tend to my children and their needs as well. Now with two grown children, and one 16 year old still at home, I’m looking to further expand the business to a 10-12 employee CPA firm. The first eight years I managed the business on my own and have added an employee each of the past six years to the size it is today.
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More about this loan
We are a full service CPA firm providing accounting, tax and audit needs for small businesses, individuals and nonprofit entities. I started the business in 2002 to achieve the flexibility and self accomplishment that goes along with owning your own business. The biggest challenge is managing the growth with the correct number of employees. Our primarily target customer is nonprofit corporations/churches and small businesses throughout the year. We do a great deal of individual tax returns as well during tax season. Our revenues have consistently averaged a growth of 15-20% each year for the past 6-8 years. More aggressive networking and marketing allowed us to move through the tough years when the market was down, with continued growth even during these times.
What is the purpose of this loan?
The funds will be used for marketing and consolidating the existing credit card debt. This loan will allow funds necessary to continue to grow the business.
Years in operation: More than 5 years