Small Business

We work with entrepreneurs through all the phases of business from start up through growth and expansion to succession or sale. Our accounting and small business consulting services include:


  • Organization structure
  • Key results measurement
  • Proper accounting systems
  • Management information reports
  • Product or service pricing and costs

Growth and Expansion

  • Performance measurement techniques including budgeting, profit planning and control systems to monitor results and take corrective action if necessary
  • Reading financial statements including key financial ratios
  • Obtaining financing for your business as it grows
  • Structuring your affairs to minimize the impact of taxation

During the mature phase of your business we assist with personal retirement planning, business succession strategies if family members are involved or preparing the business for sale to a third party.



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Durand and Associates recently supported me during an Ontario Ministry of Finance Tobacco Tax Audit. They prepared a response to a proposed assessment, negotiated on my behalf and argued with the Ministry concerning the lack of transparency and fairness in their audit process. The result of their efforts was a significant reduction from the initial proposed assessment by the Ministry of Finance.

Steven Hines, President - Distant Shores Trading Company Inc.