Strategic Planning & Business Startups
Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy.
INOVA executives can assist you in setting strategic goals, determining the actions necessary to achieve the goals, and mobilize resources to execute the actions. We will work with your senior leadership to work through the processes of formulation and implementation as well as setting realistic milestones to gauge effectiveness and to make sure you stay on target to reach your goals.
Business Start Ups
INOVA has assisted small for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations to organize and open for business. From forming the entity to setting up your accounting system, website, social media, insurance, HR documents, and more.
We believe in setting up a business right the first time. Many start-ups make the mistake of trying to cut corners and to do it all themselves. This almost always results in simple oversights and errors that can result in additional expenses later, costly audits, and/or the loss of their non-profit status.
We can work with your attorney and CPA to minimize the work they need to do, keeping your startup budget focused on getting your business open faster and with less overall expense.
Over the years, we have assisted many businesses and associations with internal operational audits and even state tax and IRS audits when necessary. Our process of review has uncovered substantial accounting errors (often overlooked by the bookkeeper and CPA). We have identified missing HR processes and necessary employee documentation that could have resulted in heavy fines or legal proceedings. And, more often than you think, we have found employee embezzlement or misappropriation of funds to be common in smaller businesses that do not have the resources or knowledge to know the red flags.
Often times business owners are so busy trying to grow their operations and simply do not know what is missing or that there is a problem - which is costing them money. That is where we can help.