Over the last few years, we've made a difference in our client's lives. These are some of their real-life stories.
When Dwight and Robyn hired Ignite Spot, their initial needs and expectations were met. But then, in time, they harvested benefits they didn’t even know were possible.
Right away, the books were more organized, and tax time was a breeze instead of a migraine. They were also suddenly NY-tax law compliant — without the fear of unknowingly overpaying the government.
In addition, Capstone Strategy is now paying less for invoicing work. They’re no longer sending invoices to a third party to handle but are autogenerating the bills and reports to the standards required. This move was thanks to Breanne “Bree” Jorgensen’s creative thinking. Bree is the McLeod’s dedicated Ignite Spot accountant. She set up an automatic invoicing system that allows for the complex needs of Dwight’s most complex, time-consuming transactions.
Together, the team also developed a system of COGS-matching within the correct month instead of cash-basis accounting. Now, they have a true, accurate, real-time sense of profitability. Further, the accountants are now tracking Capstone’s margins by job. The intelligence gives Dwight more current, data-backed negotiating power.
Perhaps most importantly, though, is that the addition of Ignite Spot instantly freed up Dwight and Robyn’s time. They now had hours to devote to strategizing.
In their very first meeting, Ryan Steck, Pelipost’s dedicated virtual CFO from Ignite Spot, found that Pelipost had overpaid tens of thousands of dollars in taxes from prior years.
As for Pelipost’s original challenges, Ryan and his team went to work.
First, he helped Joe formalize his processes so that transactions would automatically feed into accurate, high-level reports that could be trusted for spontaneous decision-making. For the first time, Joe could see where his company was spending and why, plus what to do differently if he wanted to continue scaling up sustainably.
Then, Ryan put together some projections that mapped different choices to their resultant outcomes, letting Joe choose the routes (and their upshots) that he wanted.
Right away, Korbyn Gallegos, CPA, the team’s Ignite Spot accountant, provided a plan of action for the business owners to execute. It was a list of to-do items that would put Kaka’ako Kasuals on the right track to obtain stability, establish a healthy cash flow, and, eventually, achieve their long-term goals.
“When you bring in a new partner, it creates somewhat of a fear factor,” recalls Dr. Lambert. “So, we worked through some of that. It's not a replacement; it's just a shift. Some employees’ responsibilities may be different now. Our Ignite Spot accountant was able to position that in a manner that made staff feel secure and also as a partner in the process.”
Diane says the early days of Ignite Spot’s partnership with BHCS were rough, but that’s only because her business had a lot of complexities to untangle.
“The first year was difficult,” she recalls. “Korbyn [BHCS’s Ignite Spot accountant] was great. He went through all of our books and figured out what made sense for us. It was a lot of work for them, and they just kept cleaning up all of it.”
She describes her new accountants’ work like her own: as a therapist, she diagnoses problems and applies appropriate treatments. And that’s what Korbyn did for BHCS.
“It was an entire year of problem-solving step by step with weekly meetings,” she says.
Both parties hung in. The duo is now a well-oiled, productive, proactive engine.
When John and Nicola met with Ignite Spot’s team, the accountants’ curiosity shone through. Proactive questions showed they cared. The more they connected, the more Nicola and John felt the team could apply their accounting expertise to Thomas Brooke International’s distinctive challenges and opportunities.
It’s one thing to see what’s possible — it’s another to have the time to make it happen. With their new visibility into finances, John and Nicola can now decide what to pursue, and what initiatives to sideline. Best of all, the work was done without their mental or physical energy, which means they now had the bandwidth to execute these new, exciting possibilities.
No worries. Take a moment to read some of our accounting testimonials below. You can also look up our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau as well as read some of the Google Reviews from existing customers.
You don’t have to pay a full salary for a great accountant, and yet you get all of that expertise.
Brock BlakeCEO of Lendio
I love Ignite Spot. I've been with them for a while now and they're awesome. They organize my financial information so I can make better decisions for my business. I work with Tom and Guy for bookkeeping and John for tax services. Holly also checks in with me on a quarterly basis to make sure I'm satisfied with their services. My experience so far has been 5-star quality.
Sean SmithJungle Hustle
Ignite Financial Services has been an integral part of GlobalED Solution's financial success. Initially, we were looking for general support for Quickbooks. Since that time, Ignite has introduced us to additional features that has strengthened and boosted our productivity. We are Impressed with Ignite and our representative's progressivism who offers superb customer service, knowledge, guidance, dependability and trust in the services delivered.
Dana LambertGlobalED Solutions
I’ve needed an accountant like this for a long time. I’ve finally found the perfect solution. Thanks Ignite Spot.
Eric SiuCEO of Single Grain
We've been an Ignite Spot client for one year. Tom Williams has been our contact since the beginning. He is super knowledgeable, very responsive, and delivers exactly what we need. I really enjoy talking with Tom and the others at Ignite Spot. The 'Lunch With a CFO' seminars are well done, so if you haven't checked them out, I strongly recommend that you do.
I believe it's important to express positive feedback. Things are going very well with Ignite Spot!
Christin MeizingerAP Keaton
Ignite Spot is exactly what I wanted. Stefanie is great. It has worked out perfectly. I can't say enough good things about them.
Chris GrantBig Dog Strategies
I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that our Accountant Sarah is doing a great job for us. She is pro-active.
Mike MorrisOwner of Espresso Di' Milan