Earn more. Work less.That’s my vision for you.
I believe that more money doesn’t have to come with
more responsibilities or stress.
That’s why I empower my clients to increase their bottom line in a way that works for them, with profit strategies that support your business goals and (more importantly) life beyond your work.
THERE’S MORE TO YOUR ‘WHY’ THAN JUST MONEY
Since the beginning, you’ve been committed to building a business that supports your life, not the other way around.
You dream of a business that allows you to spend more time with your family, more time away from screens, more time seeing the world beyond your home office — more time for whatever it is that lights you up.
But you know darn well that your finances need to support that vision.
That’s where I come in.
Hi! I'm Kristin, CPA, wife, momma, and, like you, business owner who believes in time freedom.
I help female entrepreneurs simplify and understand their finances, so they can spend less time stressing over numbers and more time doing what they love (inside and outside their business.)
OUR STORIES AREN’T SO DIFFERENT
Like most entrepreneurs, I started off as a overworked skilled professional. As an employee of a small accounting firm, I spent my day crunching numbers and filing tax returns. It paid the bills, but it didn’t exactly light me up.
Worst of all, I was underpricing my services and accepting any client who came my way.
In other words, I may ‘get’ numbers more than your average business owner... but that didn’t stop me from operating from a place of scarcity.
Quite frankly, I worked my tail off.
And you know what? Being an entrepreneur is hard. But you already knew that, didn’t you?
It took me a while to start acting like a serious entrepreneur rather than just a person who had created a job for herself. I had to learn how to become the CEO, CFO, and COO in my own business — not just a expert number cruncher.
And it got easier. I learned to pay myself consistently. To make decisions based on facts, not emotions. To take on clients who are the perfect fit for what I do, and to spend our time focusing on what I'm really, really good at (and nothing that I'm not).
Above all, I made sure my finances were the foundation of my business — and I want the same for you.
Like you, I’ve always had a passion for more.
When I started this business, I wanted more for myself.
I dreamed of a lifestyle business built and scaled on my own terms. The ability to put family first, keep things small, and take time away from the business while still being profitable. And I’ve always been more drawn towards time freedom than being a household name.
But I also wanted more for our clients.
I wanted to help other female entrepreneurs succeed. To show them that finances don’t have to be so complicated. And to educate them on how knowing your numbers is about SO much more than just taxes.
More profit = More opportunity.
It’s simple math.
Worrying about your taxes and deductions isn’t necessarily going to lead to more cash in your pocket. But understanding your numbers will.
My biggest priority is making sure your business is as profitable as possible. Because I understand that your vision is about thriving, not just surviving.
Whether your definition of wealth is flying first class to an oceanfront resort, being able to take four-day weekends to spend more time with your kids, or having the financial stability to retire your spouse — that’s what I want for you, too.
It all starts with increasing your bottom line. Ready to grow yours?
The Resume Stuff
I know it’s important for you to know that your books are in good hands. Here are my high-level accreditations and achievements:
- I HAVE 16 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE ACCOUNTING INDUSTRY
- I’M A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) AND QUICKBOOKS® PROADVISOR
- I’VE WORKED WITH MORE THAN 250 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
- I HOLD A BACHELOR’S IN ACCOUNTING FROM UNC-CHARLOTTE
Meet the Team
CPA, Founder of Kristin Gravitt, PLLC
I’ve has been working in the accounting profession since 2006 and I’m well-versed in all things accounting and tax-related services.
When I’m not in the office, you’ll usually find me spending time with my husband and kiddos, or curled up with a cozy blanket and good mystery book.
I love a good run, but also have at least one slice of pizza a week.
I have a feeling I know why you’re reading this right now.
You need more time in your day. Running a business is extremely demanding and there just isn’t enough time in the day to keep all the plates from spinning out of control. What you need most right now is more proactive help with your business finances and tax strategy. As soon as possible. In fact, yesterday would have been ideal. Am I close?
We get it. We’ve worked with plenty of businesses who have to cobble together 9 different software programs to keep everything straight, or who just wash their hands of it all and put everything on the credit card … and then try to clean up every year after the fact. And they know that this is no way to properly monitor profit margins, cash controls, account management, tax strategy and all of the myriad components of an effective financial system for a business.
Perhaps this is your story too. Or perhaps you’ve reached a stage of development in your business that you want to pass the baton of accounting to another expert team so your expert team can focus on what they do best: making sales and taking care of customers.
Or are you just starting your business and want to begin on the right foot?
Whatever the reason, we want you to know that our team has been diligently and effectively taking care of the accounting needs of countless organizations in a wide variety of industries—discreetly and expertly handling the ongoing financial management of tax burdens, payroll, bookkeeping, and other comprehensive accounting services while providing expertise in business planning, coaching, and strategic consulting that many businesses need.
Because here’s a certain truth as it relates to taxes and your business: The State and Federal Government would love to have more of your business’s hard-earned money in their accounts. And yes, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular business owners, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to hand more dollars over to the government than they require just because you don’t know their rules as well as they do. You don’t have to live in a constant state of anxiety over the state of your books, feeling guilty about the time you should be devoting to keeping your business profitable.
In fact, to help you find answers to your questions, I’ve compiled some resources in the last couple of years for business people like you in response to the specific tax and accounting questions I’ve received from my clients.
Click the button above to take your first step. And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted CPA in the Lake Norman Area.”
Talk again soon,
Kristin D. Gravitt, CPA, CTC
PS — When you fill out the form, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy for small business owners. Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their colleagues and peers all the time, because they’re not your standard “tax tips.”
PPS — Already want to come in? I don’t blame you … many people are fed up with trying to manage their financials on their own. Our schedule is very full … but if you call us at (704) 817-7624 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away. We will NOT make dealing with an accountant as painful as dealing with your books has already been!
"Being a solo entrepreneur can be tough, and she takes the accounting aspect and put me at ease."
"Kristin has helped keep me prepared every year for my taxes, so I know how to plan and what to expect. With Kristin, I know I am taken care of, and my business is operating exactly as it should.
Working with Kristin isn't a transactional experience... you grow a warm, trusting relationship. I highly recommend if you are looking for dependable, personable, trustworthy accountant that you go with Kristin Gravitt!"