The Drape & Light Company
"In 1991, I started a plant rental company that supplies foliage for special events. In 1997, I saw an opportunity to supply other services to my customer base. Because of the way that I came to be a vendor of these services, it became necessary to create two distinct businesses from both operational and accounting standpoints.
The process of this separation of the accounting appeared daunting and was repeatedly put off. But as the businesses continued to grow and demand more and more of my time, so did the paperwork and thus the size of the job of implementing a needed accounting distinction and system. When Aaron came to work with me there were two operations, but they were run through a single set of books.
To put it simply: Aaron walked into a storm. When he was done, a system was in place that allowed for a high degree of accuracy, tracking of income and costs as well as meaningful financial analysis based on current data.
The willingness to forge ahead with the details of data entry and the process in general, while remaining flexible and adjusting the implementation of the QuickBooks program which we were using and continue to use, was crucial to the successful systems we have in place today."
—Anderson D., Principle