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Small Business Accounting and Tax Packages

Starter Package

Premium

This is the best option for ambitious business owners who want comprehensive support and advice to help them build a truly successful business, maximize their income and wealth, and minimize their tax bills.

All of Complete, plus:

  • Electronic bill payment
  • Weekly key number reports
  • Pre-year end tax planning
  • Annual profit improvement planning meeting
  • Bill pay
Complete Package

Complete

This is our most popular option. You get valuable monthly reports to help you manage your business, general advice, and we'll even produce your year-end accounts for free. This option is for those who want more than just financial reports. It includes business and tax planning advice.

All of Essential, plus:

  • Monthly financial reports
  • Quaterly review meetings
  • Expense management
  • Fixed assets management
  • A/R monitoring
  • Sales tax returns
  • Add-on app subscriptions
Essential Package

Essential

This option is for those who are happy to miss out on some of the more valuable input from us, and instead only receive the essential elements. This option is best for those business owners who are simply looking to get the basic entries done.

  • Free Xero subscription
  • Posting all business bank transactions
  • Monthly bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Quarterly financial reports

Blanchard CPA does not bill by the hour. We work with our small business owners to create a custom package of services uniquely tailored to fit their needs based on a fixed price. Because of this pricing model, our clients receive the following benefits:

  • Our clients will always know the price of a project or service package prior to beginning any work.
  • Our clients will not be exposed to the risk of undefined scope.
  • None of our clients will ever feel hesitant to contact us for assistance because they want to avoid being billed for seeking the help they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this pricing model align interests?

As you may know, minimum billable hours are the client’s best interest, whereas maximum billable hours are the firm’s best interest. This process can create skepticism on the client’s part and worry of an untrustworthy relationship. Our custom service packages do not leave any room for “surprise” billing or services performed. The scope of work is predetermined, thoroughly explained, and mutually agreed upon, ensuring both parties are clear on price.

Does this pricing model put focus on efforts or results?

Blanchard CPA’s hours are inputs, not the output. The output is the solution to our client’s “problem”. Focusing on hours is more like counting the number of swings a batter takes in baseball and ignoring the hits, or lack thereof. This model provides sole focus on results.

Will this model increase or decrease my pricing risk?

You are paying Blanchard CPA to reduce your risk. Billing by the hour transfers this risk back to you, as you may be forced to face surprise billing or having the scope of work that was originally promised stretched to include unforeseen services. With this pricing model, you can trust that price will not fluctuate, and you will be billed according to our agreement.

What are some of the cons of this pricing model?

With hourly billing, work can started almost immediately, since the bill will come later. With our custom service package model, it may take a bit more time to understand each client’s specific needs and create a package that addresses those needs. Therefore, the time it takes to begin the work may be a little longer than the billable hour model, but we are dedicated to making sure our services and pricing for those service meet the unique needs of each client.

Why aren’t other firms using this model?

Traditional accounting firms believe that price should be a function of the cost of delivery. Accordingly, they use the billable hour, which is an estimate of their internal labor costs marked by their expected profit per hour. This is a deeply entrenched paradigm in the professional services business. Unfortunately, it ignores the economic fact that only the client can determine the value of services received, and the consumer is indifferent to the hours required to provide that value. The client is buying an outcome, not hours.