Starting your own business?

Thinking of starting a business and don't know how to take the next step? Give us a call or come on over and we can help put your thoughts down on paper and go from there with a business model, financial plan, and a cash flow...

The Economic Impact of Maine’s Summer Camp Industry

Around the world, Maine has always been well known for being a premier summer vacation spot. The tourism industry brings in hundreds of millions each year. One vital portion of this industry is Maine’s exclusive summer camps for kids. Each year thousands of kids are...

Knowing the Difference: Recording, Reporting, and Decision Making

  Having a great business plan and running that business are two very different things. One important point that we like to highlight is the difference between a Bookkeeper, Controller, and Chief Financial Officer. For small and medium sized businesses, these terms can get tossed around...

Does Your Restaurant Have Proper Accounting and Reporting?

Many restaurant owners are very passionate about their restaurant and the food they serve, but have little business experience and financial knowledge. Running a restaurant can be very complicated and takes thorough research and analysis. It is very common for restaurant owners to overlook the importance...

The Millennial Workforce

Opus Consulting Group is hearing more and more from its clients that they are having difficulty (1) finding qualified candidates for open positions and (2) retaining their best employees. High unemployment rates may be a problem in certain regions of the country and northern Maine,...

Maine Craft Beer: Don’t get left in the dust

The New England Craft Brew Summit, held in Portland last month drew a record crowd; a testament to the rapidly expanding craft beer industry in Maine. The industry, bolstered by over 90 breweries drove a surging $228 million in economic impact statewide in 2016, with...

Knowing Your Cash Flow

We have all heard the saying that “Cash is King,” and any company’s end goal is to generate cash from a core service or manufacturing of goods. The Statement of Cash Flows can be seen as the most valuable tool in assessing a company’s true...

Q4 Business Tips to prepare for the next year

Five 4th Quarter Business Tips We hope you enjoy the crisp fall breeze and take a moment to think about some fourth quarter best practices. Here is our Top 5 list. Review your Financials: Did you perform better than last year? Assess your cash situation and determine...

4 Things We Need To Do To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship 

Restore our commitment to basic science Build an open ecosystem of technology and talent Deepen and widen the creative class Invest in narrowing the "Valley Of Death" These are the 4 things we need to do in order to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the...