About Us

Our mission is to set small business owners on the Path to Profitability

Our Mission

Our mission is to set small business owners on the Path to Profitability. Eliminate the stress of financial worries for small business owners and assist them in creating the work/life balance they have been dreaming of.

Our Values

Our values are honesty and integrity, hard work and efficiency, and fairness and balance.

Honesty and Integrity

Means telling the truth even if it hurts, we can’t help you if we don’t know all the details of the situation. We also don’t play in the gray areas of the law, we err on the side of caution and will usually follow a stricter interpretation of the law to insure our clients are less likely to have to defend our decisions in court.

This also means we do not bend our ethics for anyone, if you want to bend the law or play in those gray areas we are not the firm for you.

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Hard Work and Efficiency

We work hard but if we can work smarter not harder we will. We are a 21st century firm and as such implement technology to our fullest advantage. We do attempt to ascertain the best and most efficient product to use and not just use technology for technologies sake.

Additionally we seek to become more affective at our tasks and streamline our processes to reduce the time you wait to receive the information you need to run your business.

Fairness and Balance

We treat our staff fairly and equitably and expect you to do the same. Part of our mission is to ensure work/life balance for our clients and we seek to achieve that in our own practice as well. Studies have shown that working long hours actually makes us less productive in the long run. So we make sure that we staff our office with the right amount of people so that all of our work gets done without pushing our staff to their breaking point.

We do our best to insure that our systems and efficiency protect our clients so their service is never effected by any emergencies that may arise. However, just like all of you, we are human we have families and we can’t foresee every contingency. And we will never force our staff to make the choice between family or clients. Family comes first every time.

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Lydia Paasch, Bookkeeper in Springfield MO

Lydia Paasch, CPB


My name is Lydia Paasch. I live in Springfield MO, with my 3 teenage children. When I’m not working, I love to curl up in my favorite chair, with a cup of chia tea, either reading a well written historical novel or watching my favorite period piece film or TV show (Outlander, anyone?).

Credentials include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from MSU
  • Advanced QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
  • Licensed CPB (Certified Public Bookkeeper)
  • Certified Profit First Professional
  • Over 14 years of experience in the accounting field
  • Member of the Missouri Society of Accountants
  • Member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers

Her slogan is “I LOVE accounting, so you don’t have to.”

Mike is an Advisor and Leaf Profit First Strategist for MLP Accounting

Mike Michalowicz

Adviser & Lead Profit First Strategist

Profit First Strategist

Mike is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the entrepreneurs cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal, speaks internationally on entrepreneurial topics, and is the creator of the Profit First method. Mike is an active adviser on Profit First to our firm.

Community Involvement

Speaker- Score E3 Women's Conference

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