Lynda Nance and Robin Martin, Rockford residents, opened Nance-Martin Accounting Service, to provide small business owners with bookkeeping and accounting services. They have over 40 years combined experience in business management, and are excited to become active members of the local business community. Nance recently graduated from Universal Accounting Center’s Professional Bookkeeper and QuickBooks Specialist Programs. Nance-Martin’s services include managing financial records such as monthly statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and any other bookkeeping needs. They are also available for personal and business tax services, and provide year-round consultations to enable business owners to develop a strategy that will take advantage of valuable tax reductions, and increase their profits. Over 50 percent of small businesses fail due to poor financial planning. Nance-Martin Accounting Service wants to reduce that percentage in Northern Kent County. Their main interest is in helping businesses evaluate their financial standing and improve their returns. Graduates of Grand Valley State University (Nance) and Aquinas College (Martin), the two are long time residents of the West Michigan community. They are interested in helping local business owners improve their profitability during this period of economic decline. If you would like more information regarding Nance-Martin Accounting Service, please call 581-0291, or visit the website atwww.nancemartin.com.