AIS Solutions started out as Aurora International Services almost 10 years ago. This small business being run from the spare room in my home was born shortly before the birth of my daughter. I was in search of a way to achieve some work-life balance and spend some time with my young daughter, as I was very reluctant to put her in the world of daycare for 10 hours a day at such a young age.
Shortly after making the decision to start AIS, the company I was working for decided to relocate to Houston, Texas. Not willing to uproot my family, the business became more important to my financial survival. With my first client being my former employer, I gave myself a timeline of 6 months to either get the business off the ground or I would go back to pounding the pavement and re-enter the corporate world. That was 10 years ago, and I’ve not looked back.
For several years, the business was only me providing personalized accounting services to clients. Over the years we have grown and now have a dedicated staff who work with clients both internationally and across the GTA. Our range of services has expanded and our mandate is to be a one-stop solution for small and medium size businesses. Being a business owner myself, I have learned that you often have to wear many hats in order for your business to grow and succeed. The owner doesn’t only have to be an expert in the service they are offering, but must be a salesperson, marketing guru, accountant, web designer, HR manager, IT person and often a janitor. All of those tasks take the time away from the primary focus of why we started our own business in the first place!
And so…. AIS Solutions was born.
Our focus is to help business owners return to their core business and rely on us to handle the other duties to help them grow and run their business more efficiently. By working with us even the very smallest of businesses has access to experts without having the large overhead costs involved in maintaining a full time person in every field on their payroll.
Technology plays a giant role in creating efficiencies in every business. In 2010 we launched a new service which harnesses that technology. AIS Books – a remote bookkeeping solution for your business –streamlines the process of bookkeeping at an affordable cost for all businesses.
I’ve seen my daughter and my business grow over the years and am very proud of both. I look forward to seeing what the next ten years brings.