Emerging Business & Startup Services

HHM offers a variety of accounting, tax, and business consulting services to our emerging business clients. HHM is a proud sponsor of the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Chattanooga, and we have partnered with local organizations to expand and promote this vibrant community. Our professional staff helps educate, evaluate, and answer many of the questions new business owners have about the basics and complexities of bookkeeping, accounting, and taxes for their startups.

HHM works to become part of the advisory team for entrepreneurs and their new ventures. Working together from the beginning can help solve problems, create traction, save money by avoiding mistakes, and make many of the early decisions that are critical to success.

HHM offers discounted accounting, tax, and consulting services to entrepreneurs, including:

  • Setup of initial books using QuickBooks or a similar program.
  • Back-office bookkeeping services during the start-up phase until the company is ready to begin keeping the books in house. Through HHM’s affiliate, Freight Depot Accounting, emerging businesses and startups have access to affordable client accounting and bookkeeping services. Visit freightdepotaccounting.com for a complete list of services.
  • Training on proper policies and procedures for the company – whether outsourced or insourced.
  • Review of specialized tax issues for multistate, online sales, available incentives/credits, or equity incentives to employees and investors.
  • Preparation of annual tax returns and other business compliance reporting.
  • Preparation of financial statements if required for financing purposes.
  • Preparation of forecasts/projections if outside preparation is needed.
  • Collaboration with your attorney and other advisors on capital structure, operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, term sheets, and negotiating terms for investment capital and/or lending.


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