New Tenn. startup aims to be more than 'your grandfather's accounting firm'


As 2016 comes to a close, many firms continue to look on how to modernize their practices and attract young talent and clients alike. Some firms, however, are only just beginning.

Founded recently by partners Kyle Bryant, Kevin Rose, and Alan King,Market Street Partners, in Chattanooga, Tenn. looks to bring the trio's past CPA and managerial experience into a more forward-looking practice. 

"If the word 'accounting' conjures up bad memories of tax returns and hefty invoices, we should probably talk," their site states. "Market Street Partners is not your grandfather's accounting firm—or, maybe, it’s what your grandfather’s firm should have been all along. We are striving to bring accounting into the year 2016."

Part of this modernization process involves being more open to many of the flexible aspects found in business today.

"Even in the accounting profession, we do not continue to do something just because it’s 'always been done that way,'" they continue. "Things change because people, businesses, and technology changes. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and quality." 

In addition to traditional accounting services, the firm also looks to have a strong philanthropic aspect to their business via their "Good Partners Program,” which will offer a percentage of each invoice to local charities.

"We believe gratitude begets giving," their site explains. "As such, we believe exercises in giving help shape us into the people and the company we aspire to be.  We strongly encourage each of our team members to give back, through time and money, to local charities that are near & dear to their lives.  As a company, we support our team in those efforts by contributing a percentage of every paid invoice towards local philanthropy - specifically the organizations valued by our team."

For more on Market Street Partners, head to theirsite here.

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