Business Consulting Services

Chicago Accounting Service

Financial Consulting by M.J. Vandenbroucke

At M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc., our experienced staff of CPAs and accountants are committed to assisting you through every phase of the business life cycle, applying our experience and insight to provide you with meaningful and practical strategies and solutions to address the issues facing your business. From incorporation through business succession planning, we provide the comprehensive advice, insight, and technical expertise you need to help your business achieve success at any stage.

Incorporation and New Business Analysis

Starting a business is challenging on many levels, from the hard work of establishing yourself in the marketplace to the complexities of managing the paperwork, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed without expert advice. With years of real-world, hands-on business experience behind us, the team of detail-oriented professionals at M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. will not only help you to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs, ensuring that you select the right entity for your new business, but can also guide you through formulating a business plan, dealing with any necessary registration, permitting, or licensing processes, managing compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and can even help provide a market evaluation to allow you to position your new business as advantageously as possible in the marketplace, or a business valuation, if you are considering the purchase of an existing business.

Business Purchase or Sale Analysis

If you are thinking about buying a business, the team of experts here at M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. has the hands-on experience, the passion for detail, and the insight to provide a holistic view of any transaction, from comprehensive assessments of potential purchases to business valuation services to analysis of the financial, tax, and operational implications of any purchase. M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. can advise prospective business purchasers about local market conditions, industry trends, and the financial condition of an acquisition candidate. Alternatively, if you are thinking of selling your existing business, M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. can help you plan for the sale, identifying any structural or financial changes you need to make to maximize your company’s value and obtain the best possible sale price and contract payout terms.

Management Consulting

In today’s rapidly-changing business environment, the right management strategy can make the difference between a struggling organization and a thriving one. To drive value in your organization, you need thoughtful, candid advice from a trusted advisor with the real-world experience and knowledge to help you determine an achievable management strategy, optimize your business processes, and produce sustainable value for your organization. At M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc., we leverage our business acumen to offer complete management advisory services, including systems implementation and management, process analysis, change management, workflow analysis, enterprise risk management, cost controls, and much more to help your organization improve performance, implement industry best practices, and maximize growth.

Mergers and Acquisitions Assistance

Mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions that can have a substantial and lasting impact on both you and your company’s future. At M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc., our team of experienced accountants has the practical business experience and insight to provide the creative, effective advice you need to navigate the challenges inherent in any merger or acquisition. From performing the necessary due diligence and requisite financial analysis, to investigating alternative financing sources to assessing the tax implications to guiding you through financial disclosures and non-compete agreements, our experienced Mergers and Acquisitions counselors work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in any transaction. M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. brings the sound judgment, business acumen, deep resources, and responsive, collaborative philosophy you need to protect your interests.

Financial Forecast and Projections

Financial planning is critical to the success of any business, and at M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc., we are committed to working with you to create a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to achieve your business objectives. We provide a complete range of financial and business forecasting services, and can also create customized "What If" planning scenarios to help management foresee and plan for unexpected business contingencies. M. J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. has the experience, the innovative thinking, and the insight to help your organization identify and manage risk, quantify resources, and formulate and achieve your strategic goals and objectives.

Business Succession and Exit Planning

You worked hard to establish a successful business, and thoughtful business succession or exit planning is the key to ensuring that your business will continue to flourish in the future, without your day-to-day involvement. Too often, healthy, successful businesses are negatively impacted by a lack of succession or exit planning, from unclear transfer of leadership to liquidity problems stemming from unexpected inheritance taxes or costs. As experts in the field of business succession and business exit planning, M.J. Vandenbroucke, Inc. can help you to design a comprehensive strategy to avoid these problems and achieve your objectives, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your business will enjoy a smooth continuance, and your heirs and business associates will be well protected.