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Preparing Your Business for Sale in 2024: Five Key Steps

By PConley | Nov 28, 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, many business owners are considering selling their businesses in the new year. Whether you own a quick service restaurant, a retail shop, a franchise or a home service business, preparing to sell your business can be a complex process. Poor planing and preparations could easily leave you with…

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Christopher Mallery, T2B CEO.

Top 2 Bottom Presents at Shuckin’ Shack Annual Franchisee Conference

By PConley | Oct 13, 2023

Earlier this week our Top 2 Bottom team was invited to present to at the Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar’s annual conference, called “Shackin’ Up 2023”. It had been two years since we attending their last franchisee conference event in Myrtle Beach, and it’s truly impressive to see how this restaurant franchise opportunity has grown. A…

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Franchisor Support Video Series: Onboarding New Franchisors

By PConley | Aug 16, 2023

This is the first in a series of informational videos that our Top 2 Bottom CEO, Christopher Mallery, will be recording to help franchisors develop sound financial reporting systems for their franchise. These monthly videos will share insights about providing accounting support services for franchisees and overcoming many challenges. Christopher will also share his personal…

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Bookkeepers Vs. Accountants: What Are The Differences?

By Top 2 Bottom Solutions | Jul 21, 2023

Are you unsure about the distinction between bookkeepers and accountants? If you’re looking to choose one for your business, knowing the differences is key to getting what your business needs.  A bookkeeper records transactions to provide financial organization into your finances and accountants provide full consultations, analysis, and advise on important tax matters in your…

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Franchise Friday Podcast Interviews Christopher Mallery

By PConley | Jul 12, 2023

Top 2 Bottom: The Preferred Accounting Partner For The Franchise Industry Over the past 12 to 24 months, Top 2 Bottom Business Solutions has quickly become one of the “top” accounting firms within the franchise industry. What started as providing basic bookkeeping and payroll support for many franchisees, has quickly evolved into consulting with franchise…

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The Franchise Industry Beyond Restaurants

By PConley | Jun 16, 2023

If we took a street survey, and asked random adults to name a franchise off the top of their heads, odds are great that 90% will throw our a nationally known restaurants. The top of list is likely to be populated with Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs)  like McDonald’s, Subway, Pizza Hut, Dunkin’, Starbucks, Taco Bell…

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Revisiting Franchisor Life Cycles for 2023

By PConley | May 15, 2023

What Do We Call You? Last month we held a couple of discovery sessions with a quick service restaurant (QSR) based in California. Legally, they were a franchisor because they had a new franchise disclosure document (FDD) approved by the federal trade commission and the State of California. They also owned several of their own…

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Payroll For Small Businesses: What You Need To Know About Getting Started

By PConley | May 10, 2023

Payroll for small businesses can be an unsettling task that leads you to the crossroad of either learning how to do it yourself or outsourcing it to an expert. Payroll is the act of processing payments for employees through wages, bonuses, salaries, taxes, deductions, allowances, calculating net pay, and other processes.   These are a few…

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Benchmarks, Dashboards & KPIs (Oh My!)

By PConley | Apr 19, 2023

It all started with a combination of fax machines and Microsoft Excel back in the 90’s. Our small franchise brand of about 30 retail units began tracking our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) very simply. We just wanted these four basic data points from each retail store: Traffic: How many people came through the door today?…

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