Business Name: Michelle M. Phillips, CPA, PA

Location: 306 Salem Road, Suite 101, Conway

Telephone: 501-336-8899

E-mail: michelle_p@conwaycorp.net

Date opened: Aug. 13, 2009

What type of business is it? Public accounting practice

What specifically does your business do? Full-service CPA practice including tax planning and preparation for businesses and individuals, audits, reviews, compilations, bookkeeping services and software consulting.

Number of employees: One

Corporate/ownership structure: S -Corporation/professional association

Owner: Michelle Phillips

Why did you decide to open this business? The opportunity presented itself and I was ready to take the step of being a business owner. Conway has many exciting things happening — now and in the future — I want to be a part of that.

Owner’s previous business experience: More than 10 years in public accounting and more than two years as chief financial officer of a privately held corporation.

What is the best part about owning this business? The relationship with clients, the work environment, the personal satisfaction of work well done.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? The response from the community and other CPA firms has been wonderful.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? Find something you enjoy doing (and people you enjoy being with) and you’ll never have to go to ‘work.’ 

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Call your CPA, of course. Seriously, being prepared and organized.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? I believe Conway and Faulkner County have many great CPA firms. My goal is to provide quality services that are efficient and reliable while building personal and professional long-term relationships.

Business Name: Tommy V. Davis, PA, Certified Public Accountant

Location: 306 Salem Road, Suite 101, Conway

Telephone: 501-336-8899

E-mail: tommy_davis@conwaycorp.net

Date opened: October 2006

What type of business is it? Public accounting practice

What specifically does your business do? Full service CPA practice including tax planning and preparation for businesses and individuals, reviews, compilations, bookkeeping services, business and software consulting.

Number of employees: Three 

Corporate/ownership structure: S -Corporation /professional association

Owner: Tommy Davis

Why did you decide to open this business? To operate my own public accounting practice.

Owner’s previous business experience: 27 years in pubic accounting.

What is the best part about owning this business? Providing services to my clients and developing personal and business relationships with my clients.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? I was impressed with the response from my clients and the community.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? Plan, plan and then plan some more.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Plan, plan and plan some more. Surround yourself with good people and business advisors, hire capable and qualified employees. And treat them as such.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? 

We provide one on one personal service.