H&M’s Stephen Smith Speaks at Columbus Startup Week

Columbus Startup Week 2018 is off and running and H&M Principal, Stephen Smith CPA, CGMA, MBA, CVA had the honor of sitting on a panel of experts on the first day of the event.

The session was entitled, “It’s Time to Call in The Pros” and Stephen shared tips with audience members on how to navigate the accounting side of starting and running a business. He was joined on stage by other experts that business owners should consult with… lawyers, an insurance agent and a financial planner rounded out the panel.

Stephen encouraged the start up attendees to consider partnering with an accounting firm as opposed to a smaller accounting operation that could reach capacity quickly and not be equipped to grow along side of the business. He shared that ultimately, the key is to partner with advisors that will be an advocate for your success. Advisors who will guide you and help you reach your goals as a business owner.

Columbus Startup Week is a unique event and a stellar resource for those in the Columbus business community. As their website states: Columbus Startup Week  isn’t just for founders and investors—it’s for anyone and everyone looking to connect, collaborate, and grow with the community. From students to CEOs, we have sessions for everyone.

Thank you to the event organizers for inviting us to be a part of this event again this year. Learn more about Columbus Startup Week here: www.cmhstartupweek.com