Startups and Entrepreneurs

Grow your business from startup to standout with strategic advice from Anders.

Transform Your Startup
into a Standout

The startup community is made up of investors, entrepreneurs and dreamers. Balance sheets and general ledgers can be an after-thought or even stifle creativity. Anders assists startups and entrepreneurs by concentrating on your financial needs, allowing you to focus on developing your services and products. Our understanding of the St. Louis market, combined with decades of experience, positions us as the right partner to help you succeed.

Tax Planning and Compliance

From deciding how to structure your business to taking advantage of incentives for minimizing tax burden, Anders works with startups to develop customized tax planning strategies.

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Audit and Assurance

When it comes time for a financial statement audit, review or compilation, our audit and assurance advisor can help your startup strengthen internal controls and identify areas to improve operations.

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We recognize that a one-size-fits-all technology strategy doesn’t work for every business. At Anders, our technology advisors can work directly with your IT team to supplement expertise and save overhead costs, or act as your entire outsourced IT department and helpdesk. We can fill in the gaps your company has in network and server monitoring and maintenance, Microsoft licensing, fractional CIO and staff augmentation, helpdesk outsourcing and other IT advisory services as needed.

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Forensic, Valuation and Litigation

Understanding the value of your startup is vital when attracting investors or planning to sell. Our forensic and litigation advisors work with startup companies on valuations and various litigation, fraud and forensics situations as needed.

  • Fraud and Forensics
  • Litigation and Dispute
  • Valuation
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Value Added

From planning for funding or investor changes, to advice on equity planning and financial modeling, our team offers the insight and value-added services startups need to go from startup to standout.

  • Business Transition Planning
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Capital Table Building
  • Capital Table Planning and Modeling
  • Equity Planning and Structuring
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fundraising Consulting and Planning
  • Future Planning
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operating Agreement Planning and Consulting
  • Software as a Service Accounting
  • Term Sheet Analysis

Where is the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Heading?

St. Louis startups and their funding sources are an integral part of the city’s revitalization as they bring jobs and innovation to the region. As the startup scene struggles with post-COVID recovery, rising inflation, high interest rates and other compounding economic factors, the Anders Startup and Entrepreneurial Services team surveyed area founders and funding sources to weigh in on the impacts. The survey results were analyzed and are available in the inaugural Anders Startup Funding and Outlook Survey Report, shedding light on the status of the St. Louis startup ecosystem and where improvements can be made.

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Anders Startup Funding and Outlook Survey Report - Download PDF


We are proud to be members or supporters of the following startup and entrepreneur-related organizations:

  • Arch Grants
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Capital Innovators Accelerator
  • Institute for Private Business/St. Louis University
  • Missouri Growth Association
  • National Geospatial Agency Accelerator
  • SBA’s Small Business Week
  • SixThirty FinTech Accelerator
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Illinois, SIUE and East St. Louis
  • Stadia Ventures Sports Accelerator
  • St. Louis Arch Angels
  • St. Louis Inno
  • St. Louis Startup Connection
  • St. Louis Startup Week
  • T-REX
  • University of Missouri St. Louis DEI Accelerator

Success Stories

Saved Founder Over $500,000 in Tax on Sale of Company Shares

We were able to save the founder of a very successful startup company over $500,000 in tax on the sale of a large portion of his founders shares in the company. This was accomplished through diligent stock planning and entity selection planning.



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