Aug 26, 2021 - Partners

How a Charlotte dog trainer leverages a local accounting firm to level up his business


This content was created in partnership with Fisher, P.A.

No matter the industry, owning and running a business is tough.

Luckily, Fisher, P.A. can help local businesses navigate the financial aspects so business owners can focus on what they’re passionate about.

Queen City Canine, a dog training and boarding facility outside South End, has been a Fisher, P.A. client since 2016. Founder Alan Wooten is an experienced dog trainer and hired the accounting pros at Fisher, P.A. to help him organize and grow his business.

  • “They’ve been an important part of the company’s growth,” says Wooten.

“We call it a partnership. We’re really here to listen and support our clients,” says Kristen Shiring, CPA, Tax Manager & Business Advisor at Fisher, P.A. “Business owners are experts in their area, so let us do what we’re experts in and you can focus on your business.”

We see everything in real-time so we can adjust tax plans,” says Shiring. “This gives our business partners peace of mind, knowing they are compliant throughout the year, and it saves them money.”

We talked to Wooten to get the inside scoop on his business and working with pros like Shiring at Fisher, P.A.

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Fisher, P.A.’s East Boulevard office. Photo by Laura Sumrak.

Why did you choose Fisher, P.A.?

I chose Fisher because I knew [Emily Fisher] and knew that she was knowledgeable and could help my business grow as I grew. Fisher has a great reputation and I knew working with them would put me in a better position in the future.

What services do they provide?

On a day to day basis, Fisher handles my bookkeeping, tax preparation and monthly financial reports.

However, I’m always looking to them for advice and assistance. They’ve helped me to establish a relationship with a financial advisor, as well as a payroll processing company when I expanded the business and opened a facility three years ago.

  • They were very helpful during COVID to help me apply and receive a PPP loan, as well as a grant through a business group here in Charlotte.

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What is the best part about working with Fisher?

By far, the peace of mind. I don’t have time to reconcile my accounting needs and prepare taxes. It’s complicated and I need it done correctly. They know the questions to ask and what needs to be completed.

I don’t know what I don’t know, and it feels good to know that the team is there to support me. They make sure the business is in compliance and I’m able to focus on customers’ needs.

  • Fisher has always been able to provide answers to the questions I have. They’ll be an important partner as the company grows.

Learn more about Fisher, P.A.’s business accounting and advising services here.

Bonus: Want to join the team? Fisher, P.A. is hiring a Senior Tax & Business Advisor.

This content was created in partnership with Fisher, P.A.


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