Latest Information from the US Small Business Administration

Latest Information from the US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) will work with borrowers directly. (UPDATE: Please click here for the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loan Application.) The state of Ohio has to declare an emergency (they anticipate that to happen this week) before businesses can apply. Businesses requesting $25,000 or below will not have to pledge collateral. Requests over $25,000 will require collateral. All requests will be underwritten by the SBA but we do not yet know what the criteria will be. 

Please see links at the bottom of this post for additional information.


All federal agencies are working together to protect public health, including the […] Read more

New Procedures for a Smooth Tax Season at Nichols & Co.

New Procedures for a Smooth Tax Season at Nichols & Co.

Dear Valued Clients,

By now, I am sure that all of us are keenly aware of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the devastating effects it can have. We are committed to high-quality customer service with low-touch, best practices for the remainder of the tax season. If you have already picked up your completed tax returns, there is no reason to read further. We appreciate your promptness and your business.

If you need to get us your tax return information:
We are here to serve you and we urge you to provide us your tax documents in one of three […] Read more

We are still here to serve!

We are still here to serve!

In light of the recent closures and developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to assure you that we are right here working on tax returns and open to serve you!

For those clients who would like to minimize contact with others, 2019 tax documents can be mailed to us or dropped off via our drop slot in the front vestibule. We do suggest you bundle all of your documents into a sealed envelope with current contact information included or clearly marked on the outside.

We are regularly disinfecting public office areas and, of course, following strict cleaning protocol.

Once your return […] Read more

Big News for Our Firm

Big News for Our Firm

Nichols & Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that an established Worthington, Ohio CPA firm will be joining our office.

Joseph Schaefer, CPA and Deborah Kohman, CPA, of Schaefer and Associates, CPAs, will continue to provide tax & accounting support to their current clients.

“Joe and I have similar approaches to helping people,” said Gwen Nichols, CPA and firm president. “We are pleased that our firm was chosen as the new home for Joe and his valued clients and employees.”

“We welcome this merger with Nichols & Company,” said Joe. “Their staff is well-positioned to allow us to provide a greater level of […] Read more

Meet Our Staff — Cara Vanasdale, Director of Client Care

Meet Cara Vanasdale, Director of Client Care.

Cara joined the N&Co team in 2014 and, over the years, moved to serving as the Director of Client Care. In this position, she oversees the front desk staff, as well as the website and office marketing efforts.

When she’s not working or driving her kids places, Cara enjoys travelling, reading and attending her kids’ sporting events.


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Meet Our Staff — Robin Pryfogle in Client Services

Meet Robin Pryfogle in Client Services.

In her 4+ years with N&Co, Robin has demonstrated her flexibility as she’s moved, as needed, through a variety of positions ranging from client coordinator to managing assembly to her current position in corporate bookkeeping. Robin’s background is in customer service/operations management, so the client is always first and foremost in her mind.

When not making her way through QuickBooks files or reconciling business accounts, Robin enjoys attending her kids’ sporting activities, travelling and gardening. Robin is also an avid dog owner.

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Meet Our Staff — Mary Revard, Senior Client Coordinator

Mary joined the team at N&Co more than three years ago, after an extensive career in corporate America. She understands client relations and always provides the highest level of customer service. Mary was quickly promoted to the role of Senior Client Coordinator, meaning she not only assists clients at our front desk, but also works with prospective new clients who are reaching out to us for more information. If you call or come into the office, it’s very likely Mary will be one of the first people you encounter.

When she’s not working at N&Co, Mary enjoys gardening and spending time […] Read more

Meet Our Staff — Jennifer Ryan, QuickBooks Analyst

While Jen is largely working behind the scenes at N&Co, you’ll find that she is a key player in the analysis of our clients’ QuickBooks company files. Her years of experience managing business operational units makes her uniquely qualified to correct accounting mistakes and identify ways our clients can improve their accounting processes.

When Jen isn’t heads-down in a QuickBooks report, she is watching her kids‘ sports or enjoying time at Apple Valley with her family.

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Meet Our Staff — Brea Jennings, Senior Accountant

Meet Brea Jennings, Senior Accountant.

She’s been with N&Co just two years, but in that time, Brea has rapidly advanced from a part-time bookkeeping role to that of Senior Accountant. She brings with her more than 10 years of business accounting experience, having worked previously for large corporations as well as smaller firms.  Brea oversees our ever-growing bookkeeping team, who are available to assist our business clients with their varied bookkeeping needs. Her strong knack for organizing and simplifying helps our clients immensely. Even if you’d just like to learn to use QuickBooks, Brea can arrange for that too!

In her free time, Brea enjoys spending […] Read more

Meet Our Staff — Video Series

Meet Our Staff — Video Series

At Nichols & Company, our clients are more than a number. We love getting to know you on a more personal level. That being said, we also wanted to give you a chance to better know our team–some of whom will be working directly with you and some of whom are busy working behind the scenes. You’ll find our top priority is your financial success and well-being.

Please take a moment to watch some of our videos and learn more about our team!

(Curious about who made these videos? They were videotaped and edited by the high school daughter of one of […] Read more