Get a Business Consultant Rapidly


Unclaimed Profit VideoIf you are a business owner who needs support in starting, managing or driving performance in your business and business value, then this service is for you. You can fast-track your business by getting supportive and strong expertise, by the hour, very quickly.  In the next business day, you can be working with a highly experienced business performance expert, that’s me, Rodger Stephens CPA, CGMA.



  • Resolve business growth or management issues – even the unique ones
  • Resolve costly business issues to stop the pain of cost hemorrhaging
  • Elevate sales practices and top line growth
  • Teach you the business topics which are important to you
  • Strengthen your business management expertise
  • Better set and achieve your future business goals
  • Save you time – focus on what’s important to you and bypass what is not important
  • Provides targeted expert advice on managing your business
  • Drive better business performance to better win your end game
  • Position to capitalize on any business value
  • Apply a well-proven business performance improvement methodology


How this works

If you own a business and would like a rapid consultation to help you with your business, you can make an appointment with me, a CPA who has far extensive business skills which you can get within 1 business day. Due to higher than average expertise and rapid response appointment times, your hourly rate is $285 per hour.

All work is done via internet and Zoom call. All appointments are prepaid. You may reserve any number of hours you wish for your call. Please prepay above and I’ll immediately contact you to schedule your appointment. Any appointment requests you make will be scheduled within hours and the appointment will be set for no later than the end of the next business day from the time you make your appointment. Additional time may be requested by asking for more hours in the quantity above or by booking a separate appointment from this page.

Please expect to begin your appointment by giving an overview explanation of your business and your desired topic to cover.

About Prize Performance LLC

Prize Performance LLC is a boutique consultancy dedicated to helping you, the business owner, advance your business position in harmony with your own unique reasons why. We do this by investing the time to get to know your business.  With this knowledge, we provide customized services that meet your specific needs, goals, objectives.  Working closely and collaboratively with you, we provide the fact-based insight and proven actionable solutions you need.

With a full complement of hands-on experience in business performance management, finance, accounting, technology and software, operations, business growth strategies, and business management—Prize Performance is uniquely qualified to provide the insight, knowledge, and success strategies you need for:

  • Business Growth
  • Business Valuation
  • Business Education
  • We help you minimize risk and maximize opportunity.
  • Being nimble in today’s marketplace is essential to your success. Through our vast insight, expertise, and tools, we help you Strategize—Plan—Act— Monitor—Adjust.  We empower you to be responsive to changes in the marketplace and new opportunities as they arise.
  • Prize Performance uses proven techniques that deliver results so you can depend on our recommendations and enjoy peace of mind with the informed decisions that you make.
  • We know what works and why. When you work with Prize Performance—you do too.  We make the complex simple to understand and are dedicated to educating you from our first conversation through the conclusion of your project.

About: Rodger Stephens CPA, CGMA

  • BA Accounting, BA Business Management NCSU
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA
  • Graduate of the AICPA Business Valuation School
  • 12 yrs. experience managing finance departments
    • St Anthony Publishing, Reuters America
    • Publishing, printing, consulting, telecommunications, media industries
    • Prepared & analyzed financial statements to drive performance
    • Advised management on past and future performance
    • Managed staff and all business systems
  • 12 yrs. experience business performance improvement software industry
    • EdgeMark Systems, Cognos Corporation (Now IBM TM1), Oracle Corporation
    • Showed hundreds of companies how to use business performance improvement software to their best advantage
    • Connected information systems to creatively drive operational and financial performance
    • Formal training, practice and teaching of business performance improvement techniques
  • 11 yrs. experience business valuation and business growth work at Prize Performance LLC
    • Applied all past experience to drive performance for clients
    • Conducted both business growth and business valuation engagements
    • Advise clients on managing their business to their best abilities
  • 16 yrs. experience in a 19.5-acre, high-profile, high value, high complexity, mixed use real estate redevelopment project with a seedling spin-off consultancy
    • Leader to 364 property owners who twice in the last 6 years formally voted to support this project with a vote of greater than 80% support
    • Representing property owners in dealing with developers, county staff and elected officials
    • Considerable contributions to properly structuring the many contracts which make up the entire redevelopment project

What we do


Management and Advisory Services for Businesses*

  • Business starts and ongoing business management
  • Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) – Business plans and planning
  • Business strategy
  • Planning and launching new products and services
  • Driving higher financial performance
  • Examination of any or all financial statements and individual line items

*Templates for your immediate use which are within our library of documents are provided free of charge as needed. This is free with your attended appointment. Free ready-to-use templates include business plans, projections for various purposes including projections for sales, costs, profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, break even analysis, job costing, loan schedules, profit seeking scenario projections, labor utilization analysis, projects, company acquisition checklist, industry specific financial performance information, past business sale transactions by industry and more. MS Office format is used for all documents.


Available Expertise

  • Business Performance Improvement
  • Driving greater sales, margins and profitability in cost effective and proven ways
  • Managing or reducing costs with examination and improvement of business processes
  • Improving any or all elements of your business model to enhance profit and cash flow
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Compare and contrast different business models and various business venture options
  • Knowing how your operational performance translates into financial performance
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Labor & Payroll
  • Leases & Real Estate
  • Business Transaction Automation/Business Information Systems
  • Financial and Operational Metrics, Measurements and Business Systems
  • Comparing your industry specific performance measures against your own
  • Access to industry specific business performance measures for a wide variety of industries
  • Conduct a business condition assessment
  • Much more


Business Valuation Expertise

  • Buying, selling or transferring business ownerships including merger & acquisitions (M&A)
  • Ability to determine approximate business valuation or a more precise business valuation
  • Business condition assessment for judging the quality and performance of a business
  • Access to actual past business sale transactions for a wide variety of industries


What we don’t do

  • Financial Statement Opinions – We don’t prepare your financial statements and we don’t offer any audit, review, or compilation services
  • Compliance – We don’t offer any compliance services
  • Taxes – We don’t prepare form 1040 – personal tax returns, Form 1120 – business tax returns, or any other tax assistance
  • This is a boutique business consulting firm, not a CPA firm


$285 per hour


Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

  • Automated the debt and cash management functions
  • Saved staff time, accelerated the process completion time
  • Increased accuracy of forecasted cash and debt needs



  • Increased repair technician team productivity using mobile resources
  • Saved between $200/minute and $10,000/minute by reducing production line down time and increasing production line up time


HP Field Service

  • Decreased field service ticket completion time and increased number of daily field service calls
  • Increased field service billings by 50% without increasing staffing or costs = now a more profitable company


Business Valuations:

  • Performed business valuations for a wide variety of companies and industries
  • Products or services, manufacturing, distribution or front line sales
  • Both approximate and more precise business valuations
  • Examine going concern businesses for buyers, sellers and other ownership transfers
  • Graduate of the AICPA Business Valuation School


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