A Lewisville entrepreneur has recruited her fellow stay-at-home mothers to provide affordable accounting services to local businesses.
Paula Dial came up with the idea of SoccerMom Accounting 11 years ago as a way to use her accounting background while still staying at home with her children.
"So that's where we got the light bulb of starting a company, you know, to employ stay-at-home moms that have accounting and CPA backgrounds to do work for local businesses," she said.
SoccerMom Accounting works to match local CPAs with local businesses. "We feel like we're kind of partnering with them and doing it together because as they succeed, we succeed," Dial said.
Lewisville business owner Marlo Senick enjoys teaching kids and running her school, Reading Friends. But there's one thing she doesn't enjoy about running her own business: the bookkeeping.
"It was very overwhelming," she said. "It's not something that I know a lot about, and I knew I needed a lot of help with."
So she turned to SoccerMom Accounting.
"I love the name of it; that's what caught my attention: SoccerMom CPAs," Senick said.
About six stay-at-home moms currently make up SoccerMom Accounting and provide accounting services at affordable price points.
"Because we don't have the overhead, so our prices are very competitive and usually beat everybody, the bigger firms," Dial said.
Senick said she can't believe she ever did without their services.
"They're one small business helping another, which is important, I think, in this economy," she said.