For almost 20 years, Paul Miller has been building his firm with a focus on meeting client needs beyond compliance work, and with a business consultancy mindset.
When he became self-employed in 1993, Paul found resources for tax planning, business structure/entity optimization and overall business coaching difficult to find. After founding Business By Design in Edina, MN, his goal was to help other entrepreneurs and small businesses be more tax-efficient and make smarter business decisions, in addition to providing traditional accounting firm services.
Today, Paul has developed a firm that provides high-margin business coaching, tax planning and asset protection services for small businesses, employing many of the same tax planning strategies that larger firms offer. This creates a trusted advisor relationship with his clients, builds multiple income streams for his firm and establishes the firm’s unique value proposition. Whether it’s tax savings, business transition guidance or equity building strategies, clients see the value Business by Design delivers—thereby virtually eliminating the client fee pressure situations many accounting firm find themselves in today.
The firm employs a unique “team” approach with a highly trained, diverse staff, including accountants, CPAs, enrolled agents, para-legal and administrative staff, paired with Paul’s own entrepreneurial expertise to provide high-level, results-oriented services to clients. Paul’s focus on progressive use of technology to drive firm efficiency and better serve clients, coupled with his consultative approach to helping business clients, has positioned Business by Design as a firm of the future.