SME CPAs to Present at November Third Thursday Business Builder November 16th

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Running a small business requires strategic thinking on several levels, but at the top is cash flow management. Join the Augusta Metro Chamber and SME CPAs on November 16 for Third Thursday Business Builder focusing on “The In's and Out's of Cash Flow: Best practices to manage and improve your cash operations.”

A recent study from the financial services company, U.S. Bank, found that 82% of startups and small businesses struggled due to poor cash flow management. Cash is the life-blood of an organization and understanding and managing the in's and out's is a critical component of success for small to mid-sized businesses. SME CPAs featured presenters Bobby Smith, CPA, Ben Braxton, CPA, and Sharon Blitch will discuss best practices for cash flow management, as well as, practical recommendations that small businesses can implement to ensure their vitality.

Bobby Smith has a combined 17 years of experience in accounting and auditing. He specializes in audits of governments, not-for-profits and construction contractors. Ben Braxton relocated to Augusta in 2013, and joined SME CPAs. He specializes in corporate and individual tax and accounting. Sharon Blitch has an abundance of industry experience and specializes in accounting system analysis, process streamlining, advanced reporting and holds a QuickBooks Pro Advisor Certification for Desktop and Point of Sale.

The Third Thursday Business Builder seminar will be held at the Augusta Metro Chamber office and begins at 11:30 am with lunch provided. Attendance is complimentary for Chamber members, $15 for prospective-members. Advanced registration is required at

Deadline to register is Monday, November 13. Due to limited space, please limit to one representative from each company.