Hey! I'm Melissa
Process Improvement Expert
I've been supporting service-based small businesses since 2017. My experience in process improvement for military construction projects gives me a unique ability to evaluate building processes and systems to help my clients become more efficient to save time and money on the job site, while ensuring they maintain accurate and complete books.
I began my career as an auditor for the U.S. Army. During this time, I evaluated a variety of programs to identify areas the Army could reduce spending and become more efficient. I developed expertise in military construction and financial management. I also spent nearly two years overseas in Kuwait and Afghanistan supporting the efforts of our servicemen and women. After nearly 6 years with the Army, my husband and I decided to relocate to Texas to be closer to his family and prepare to start our family.
I continued my federal audit career working for an agency in downtown Fort Worth. In this role, I traveled around the country reviewing contract terms and records to ensure the companies complied with federal contracting laws and maintained their suitability to continue serving the federal government. We realized the travel schedule wouldn't be conducive to raising kids the way we wanted, so I deciding to step away from my federal auditing career in favor of more family time. Exploring our local area, I got to know more and more local business owners and realized many struggled to keep up with bookkeeping and financial aspects of their businesses on top of everything else they were juggling. I knew I had the expertise and ability to help, so I got to work figuring how to apply large scale program improvement strategies to small businesses.
I absolutely love helping small business owners see ways to save time and money all while FINALLY feeling in control of their business. I'd love the opportunity to discuss your goals and lay out a plan to help you crush them!
Helping you finally feel in control of your business
Many of my clients come to me feeling overwhelmed. They're behind on their bookkeeping, spending too much time managing their businesses, and can't imagine taking on more work to continue growing their business. I'm skilled in simplifying processes and sorting through messy systems to see the big picture and develop a plan for the future.
This passion for taking on difficult situations and coming out of them with a sense of clarity is how I came up with the name Turquant. It combines the calming strength of turquoise with the tenacity and determination of the elephant. I'd love to put my passion to work helping you build the future of your dreams.
What Are Clients Saying
"I have never worked with someone that is as good at her job as Melissa with Turquant Business Services. She helped us set up our QuickBooks and has gone above and beyond as our bookkeeper. She is always coming up with great ideas to help our business run more efficiently. I feel truly blessed to have found her."
Credentials and Memberships
I maintain a variety of credentials and memberships to ensure I stay on top of technological advances and industry standards, allowing me to provide the highest-quality support to my clients.
QBO Advanced Certified ProAdvisor
BuilderTrend SuperUser Certified
Receipt Bank Certified Partner
Bookeeper Launch Certificate
Digital Bookkeeper Association Charter Member