Who is Cary Smith?

Cary Smith
Cary Smith

Cary Smith is a small business consultant with over 40 years’ experience as an accountant and consultant to small businesses.In that capacity he assisted many aspiring entrepreneurs in transforming their idea of owning a business into the reality of business ownership.

Cary has personally formed two consulting businesses; He has experienced firsthand the frustrations of finding a team of reputable and trustworthy professionals that understood the needs of the small business owner. He concluded that his experience was not unique, and that other start-up and existing small business entrepreneurs were encountering similar experiences.

Representative Summary of Cary’s Activities Relevant to Small Businesses

  • Retired CPA – Over 25 years with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers}, BDO Seidman and other regional accounting firms working with small business
  • Small Business Owner – working with small businesses in business start-up, accounting software, etc.
  • Adjunct Professor – Nova University, Ft Lauderdale, Fl. and Florida Community College, Ft Myers Fl – developed and presented courses on “Starting Your Own Business”, accounting principles and basic computer concepts
  • Wake County
    • Member of Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce
    • Member of Holly Springs Rotary Club
    • Member of Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council
    • Member of Raleigh SCORE working as a mentor to small businesses
    • Conduct workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to grow their business to the next level
  • Previous member of professional and community associations
    • America Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA),
    • Rotary – Richmond, VA
    • Kiwanis – Fort Myers, Fl
  • Florida State University – Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Accounting
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