By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
ENTREPRENEURIAL Services Limited (ESL) has reached a 20-year milestone providing business solutions to keep Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in business in Grand Bahama.
Small businesses are vital to the economy, and ESL is doing its part to ensure that they survive and thrive.
Wende Hanna, president of ESL, a financial management and accounting firm, has helped many companies “weather economic storms” and grow their businesses.
“We have come a long way in 20 years, and I am pleased that we have helped so many businesses in such a wide variety of ways; from start-ups to well-established companies, our partnerships with our clients continue to impact the success of their businesses positively,” she told The Tribune.
Mrs Hanna is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA). She said ESL provides a wide range of financial services, including business plans, outsourced payroll functions, general accounting and bookkeeping, tax filing, financial certifications, financial reporting, and attestation services, and more.
“My commitment to delivering top-notch services to clients has helped them to weather economic storms and thrive on a long-term basis. I am honoured to be an expert in this field, and I am pleased that the services we provide allow clients to focus on what they do best – serve their customers and grow their businesses with the products and services they provide,” she said.
H Forbes Charter Services has been an ESL client for more than seven years and is very satisfied with the services.
“The accounting firm… has consistently provided (us) with superior services,” a representative said. “The ESL team has provided excellent financial services, including financial statements, company valuations, and business plans. We feel extremely confident that ESL is managing our financial matters with the utmost care and level of expertise.”
Brenford AV Christie, of McKinney Bancroft & Hughes, said: “I have worked closely with Wende for many years in connection with accounting services that she provides to some of my clients. She has always been very responsive and has an excellent grasp of accounting principles and the local legislation governing financial transactions. She is always courteous and helpful and has been a great asset to our mutual clients.”
Mrs Hanna said that she is grateful for the role ESL has played in supporting the Grand Bahama economy over the past 20 years and is optimistic about the future.
“For 20 years, we have been committed to helping local businesses achieve and sustain success. Our team remains motivated, and I look forward to our business sector achieving its full potential in the not-too-distant future,” she stated.
Mrs Hanna has been a licensed accountant for 25 years and holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Emory University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.