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 The accounting, finance, and reporting solution for investor backed brands

We provide customized processes, analytics and teams to quickly and sustainably grow your young, emerging consumer brand.

Discover the model that builds consumer brands

We build your accounting, finance and reporting architecture, taking the load off you.

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100% On-Shore

We stand by our service

From our house directly to yours. No outsourcing or third-party shenanigans here. We work very closely with all our clients to ensure you receive the best services top to bottom. We believe your team should be able to speak with your vendors and customers without restrictions.

Business Intelligence

Collect. Analyze. React!

The glue that binds accounting and finance is the data. The core focus is building automated, customized reporting, validation of accounting process, and data to drive quick re-forecasting, and that’s just scratching the surface of what our business intelligence team does.


Always investor ready

Full accounting solution from AP/AR through GAAP financials. Our industry experts will ensure we are setting up your accounting infrastructure to meet your growth objectives, and pass any due diligence investors might throw your way. Our financials are always investor ready.


Strategy & Capital

Our CFO’s do precisely what CFO’s should be doing. Strategy, Operational guidance and raising capital. Our CFO’s help when needed and move out of the way when not. To date, our CFO’s have collectively raised more than $150 million.


Budgets and forecasts and cash, oh my!

While accounting tells you where you been, finance is determining where you are going and developing the map on how to get there. We focus on weekly cash forecasting, monthly demand planning and budgets that move and adapt as quickly as you do.


Make filing easy

Rounding out our offering is the Tax team. They ensure proper entity structure, strategy and timely filing of taxes. Combining tax under one consolidate umbrella saves time and money.

One of a kind, in a class by themselves…

“Stage 1 is one of a kind and in a class by themselves. From day one, Stage 1 put a highly specialized team around our finance and accounting processes; the team’s accessibility, domain knowledge, and collective output far exceeds what we could ever do in-house. Simply put, Stage 1 has provided Lemon Perfect with the tools to make more informed strategic decisions while allowing us to focus intensely on growth.”

Yanni Hufnagel
Founder & CEO - The Lemon Perfect Company

I feel much more confident with Stage 1

“Stage 1 has helped us envision a whole new level when it comes to our financial future. They are comprehensive without being overwhelming, and thorough without losing sight of the bigger picture. From budgeting to projections to general bookkeeping, I feel much more confident with Stage 1 in our corner as we scale.”

Stacia Guzzo
Owner, The Handcrafted HoneyBee Co.

People - Process - Systems

We are system agnostic

Our team spans the US with bases in Anaheim, Denver, Boston, and Philadelphia to help us ensure enough coverage for quality face-to-face time with most of our clients. Our local teams are always ready to host meetings or hop on the phone. We are here to help you and strive for the best customer service during our regular hours of opperation as we believe a good work/life balance is healthy.

We work hand-and-hand with you to build and deploy process that will scale with you. We've done it before, we're doing today, and we will be doing it tomorrow. We are also a learning organization. If we find something new we like, we will test and deploy where needed.

The My Stage 1 Platform was designed with the successful entrepreneur in mind. We are first and foremost a data team. We know quick, highly-actionable data will give you an edge over the competition. Learn more here.

Our Proven Model

Our proven five-point model is a comprehensive process that produces success for scaling brands successful. We come in, we scale, and we slowly leave to allow the business to operate independently and profitably.

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