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Paul Miller

Business By Design
President & Founder
paulmiller@mybbd.com

Businessbydesign
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 firms find themselves in today.

The firm employs a unique “team” approach that pairs Paul’s own entrepreneurial expertise with a highly trained and diverse staff that includes accountants, CPAs, enrolled agents, paralegal, and administrative staff to provide high-level, results-oriented services to their clients. Paul’s focus on the 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.

About Us: Business By Design helps entrepreneurs develop and implement the necessary tools for small business with special emphasis given to entity structure, tax planning, and asset protection strategies. We are primarily in the “Relationship” business. All of our clients benefit from having a variety of different experts available to work as a cohesive team to help with their business needs.

Archived Webinars Offered

YEAR-END TAX PLANNING: HOW ADVISORS DO MORE FOR CLIENTS

Date RecordedOctober 20, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm    

ADVISORY ACCELERATION: DRIVE NEW BUSINESS FOR YOUR FIRM

Date RecordedAugust 25, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length2.0 hours  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other    

ONE YEAR LATER: A RETROSPECTIVE ON COVID-19'S IMPACT ON TAX & ACCOUNTING

Date RecordedJuly 29, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaPersonal Development  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, Other    

ADVISORY SERVICES: WHY IS EVERYONE TELLING ME TO DO THIS, WHEN I ALREADY DO IT?

Date RecordedJuly 28, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, Other    

MOVE YOUR FIRM FORWARD: SELLING YOUR VALUE IN THE FACE OF FORCED CHANGE

Date RecordedJune 18, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

MOVE YOUR FIRM FORWARD: ENSURING AGREED-UPON VALUE IN THE SALES PROCESS

Date RecordedDecember 5, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

STRENGTHEN CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS AND MONETIZE SERVICES YOU MAY BE GIVING AWAY

Date RecordedSeptember 28, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other