About

Stephanie G TravisThank you for visiting Start My Gainesville Business! Please make yourself at home and stay for awhile. My name is Stephanie G. Travis, and helping others start and run a business is one of my favorite things to think about, talk about and do!

I am a 37-year resident of Gainesville, Florida and the owner of One Source Accounting LLC, a company providing outsourced bookkeeping, managerial accounting and consulting services. I received a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Florida in 1995 and started One Source Accounting LLC in 2005.

Starting and owning my business has been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. Still, after seven years, I smile each morning because I love the choices self-employment provides. Whenever I meet others who are on this wild and crazy ride, I can’t help but talk about it. I want to hear what they are going through, how they solve problems, what brings them joy and what successes they experience.

I’ll never forget when I decided to leave my job for self-employment. I was working for a wonderful company in Gainesville, Physician Advisory Group Inc, as a Staff Accountant. The opportunity to become a CPA and move into the tax department was there, but I knew I did not want to be a tax accountant. Instead, I wanted to work with business owners all during the year and be close to their day-to-day business activities and decisions.

It was difficult to leave Physician Advisory Group Inc – sort of.  But the draw of owning my business, building a business that helps people, and being accountable to myself was drawing me in, and there was nothing I could do about it. I had to walk through that door.

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My dream is that SMGB becomes the best go-to place for new business owners and individuals considering starting a business in Gainesville, Florida. I want to inform and inspire. I want to connect. I want to be a part of your dreams coming true.

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