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Our Story

Supporting Strategies has provided efficient and effective bookkeeping and controller level services to growing businesses since 2004. Leslie Jorgensen founded our company with one goal in mind: to support business leaders with their back-office functions so they can focus on their core business.

After growing steadily in the Boston market, developing our proprietary WorkplaceTM software, and ensuring that our business model could scale successfully, we decided to franchise Supporting Strategies in 2013. Since then, we have expanded across the country, and are adding new locations every year. As we ramped up our franchise model, we took the time to really learn from our initial franchisees to see what worked for them, and what strategies made them successful. This enables us to give new franchisee partners the tools for success. In 2016 we hit a record level of annual system sales, and are excited about our growth potential for the future.

In 2017 Supporting Strategies hit a major milestone when we were named #83 on Fortune 500's list of the top 100 franchise opportunities in the U.S. But we’re even more proud to announce our Franchise Business Review ranking, where we landed in the top 50 for franchisee satisfaction. This ranking is particularly important to us, as it reflects the high level of support we give to our franchisees, and our priority to put franchisee satisfaction first.

Our Mission

We understand that every moment is valuable to business owners, and that time spent on extraneous tasks is time that could be otherwise dedicated to growing the business. Now more than ever, it’s important that bookkeeping runs smoothly, securely, and efficiently. Our purpose is to empower business leaders by taking the accounting function off their plates, so they can focus on their core business. These core values drive our success in achieving that purpose.

 

Make Excellence Happen

MAKE EXCELLENCE HAPPEN

We focus on delivering high-value bookkeeping solutions to growing businesses. Our bookkeeping experts are professionals, with many years of education behind them. We customize our tools and services to meet our clients’ needs, and hold integrity and honesty among our most important business ethics.

Take Ownership

TAKE OWNERSHIP

We treat each client like we are part of their team, and take our role within their organization very seriously. Whether it’s helping to solve an operational challenge or respond to an ad hoc request, we ensure the job gets done.

Help Communities Succeed

HELP COMMUNITIES SUCCEED

We are fortunate to belong to two communities: our internal Supporting Strategies community of franchisee partners, and the client-facing local business community. In both, we work together to achieve success and business growth. Within our internal community, we provide training in our standard workflow and tools, and constant guidance to support each other. We work to drive the success of our local business communities by building relationships and developing local partnerships through events, such as our Business Fundamentals Bootcamps.

Our Franchisee Commitment

Just as we are committed to our clients’ success, we want our franchisees to share our mission and values and understand the benefits of a Supporting Strategies franchise. Our franchisees share an enthusiasm for working hard to make growing businesses successful, and being an integral part of their local business community.

Our low initial investment cost, the ability to run your own business from home, our close matching of revenue and costs, a proven, recurring revenue model, and high earnings potential are among our franchisees’ favorite benefits of working with us.

We have a strong leadership team in place, equipped to answer any questions about our bookkeeping franchise and the bookkeeping industry. Franchising with Supporting Strategies is truly a partnership. We expect prospective franchisees to do their research, educate themselves on our brand, ask questions, and come prepared with an eagerness to dive headfirst into the bookkeeping industry. In return, we are committed to answering those questions, providing you with the tools for further education, and access to the expertise of our Franchise Development Team.

We attribute much of our success to our great relationship with our franchisees. We strongly believe that having a solid infrastructure of support, a great proprietary workflow system, and a tested, proven business model, gives our franchisees a unique advantage in a competitive space. But don't take our word for it — see what our franchisees are saying about their partnership with us!


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