Venture in the news!
Our firm appeared in the August 6, 2016 edition of the Brandon Sun! Full article below!
(reprinted courtesy of the Brandon Sun)
Venture moves into new home
by Wanda Kurchaba
The staff at Venture Accounting pose for a photograph in the foyer of their new location at Sunset Mall at the corner of Victoria Avenue and 34th Street. Venture Accounting Group Ltd. founder Garnet McBurney (far left) started the bookkeeping, controllership services and consulting firm in 2007. (Bruce Bumstead/The Brandon Sun)
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine where you’ll be in terms of your career in 10, 15 or even 30 years after starting out. But local entrepreneur Garnet McBurney has known for many years what his career goals were.
McBurney said he took a leap of faith when he established Venture Accounting Group Ltd. in 2007. He had seen instances where small businesses required assistance with accounting, but there seemed to be a vast shortage of qualified people to fill such roles.
What started out as a part-time venture, quickly turned into a full-time career, and a successful and growing business that specializes in bookkeeping and controllership services, as well as business consulting.
“We are now a staff of six professionals serving businesses, farms and non-profit organizations in Brandon, Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. We work with clients both large and small, in a vast array of industries,” McBurney said.
With the number of employees doubling since 2014, new space was required to accommodate the changes. As such, the business moved in April from the 700 block of 10th Street to a larger space at the Sunset Mall at the corner of Victoria Avenue and 34th Street.
“Our new, professional space gives each of our staff their own private offices in which they can meet and work with clients. We also have the added bonus of a conference room which we never had room for in our previous location. We designed the space with future growth in mind, so we intend to be here for the foreseeable future,” McBurney said.
Originally from Elgin, McBurney has been in the accounting field for more than 25 years and is a graduate of the agribusiness diploma program at Assiniboine Community College.
“I’ve wanted to be in business for myself my entire life. I always thought the best thing about that would be the simple satisfaction of being my own boss. What I’ve learned, however, is that the biggest thing I love about what we do is the reality that we can actually help reduce stress levels for our clients,” McBurney said.
“They can run their business or operation, doing what they do best, and not worry about the complexities of their record keeping. Many would consider the record keeping side of the business as anything from confusing to downright frightening, especially with rules and regulations and government requirements changing regularly. We make it our business to keep our focus on those things, and thereby keeping our client’s accounting records clean and accurate.”
For more information, visit their recently launched website, ventureaccounting.ca, or call 204-726-3239.