Best Business Strategies has been located in the Ohio Valley since
2005, but Shirley Byard, the owner has been using Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) accounting
software since version 3.0!She was a
local pioneer with the software. Back in the 1990’s, many local businesses were
seeking Shirley’s expertise with Peachtree accounting software as there weren’t
any local Certified Consultants in the area. At the time, Sage did not have a
strong education program thus, Shirley started Best Business Strategies as a
one woman endeavor in the basement of her home in Glen Dale, WV.Over the past 10 years, Best Business
Strategies has changed office locations twice and has grown to a five person
team. Not only are we now serving the
Upper Ohio Valley, we are now serving the entire United States and many
International countries as well.
Best Business Strategies is proud
to have been the only recipient of the Sage Rising Star award in 2008, and is
honored to have been a part of the Sage Presidents Circle from 2011 to 2104.
Best Business Strategies is current
member of St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce, Member of Wheeling Area Chamber
of Commerce & Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.
Meet our Staff
Shirley Byard is our Owner & Diamond Level Sage 50/ Peachtree
Master Certified Consultant, with over 22 years experience with Sage 50 &
Peachtree Accounting. She has performed multiple conversions and brings forth
much experience with the software. Her vast experience with many companies has
given her the edge to help your company be the best it can be.
Shirley is a graduate of Mt.
Lebanon High School & West Virginia University. She holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business Administration and stays up to date in her field of
interest by attending seminars focusing on the latest software updates and
Shirley's Resume includes the
following: Sage 50 /Peachtree Master Certified Consultant (Recertified 2015),
Sage 50/ Peachtree Certified Trainer (2009 - current), Current member and major
contributor of Sage City Community Board.Current Member of the Sage Presidents Circle 2011-2014 & only recipient
of the Sage Rising Star award in 2008,
Shirley was a former National
Bank Examiner; former partner of "The Tax Doctors" – where she prepared
tax returns for 13 years with Robert Galbreath; Former CFO "Mansuetto Barns Culler" Advertising Agency; former Staff Accountant
for a CPA firm and various businesses throughout the Ohio Valley specializing
in Jewelry, Demolition, Rental Units & Printing.
Shirley has been married to Marvin Byard, for
over 33 years. They have two children Stephanie and Allen and one Grandson.
Allen Byard, is our ACT!
Certified Consultant (ACC). He has been ACT! Certified since 2010. He attended
school at West Virginia University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Multiple
Disciplinary Studies (B.MDS.); Three minors of: Economics, Communications, and
Advertising. A resident of West Virginia, Allen is the first ever and only
Certified Consultant in the state. He is very passionate about helping others
in finding business solutions.
started at Best Business Strategies in August 2012. She makes sure Best
Business Strategies runs smoothly by organizing all of our administrative
activities. Brenda processes all orders and works closely with our clients to
ensure customer satisfaction. She brings
forth many years of customer service experience. In her spare time, Brenda is
an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh.
started at Best Business Strategies in September 2013. She is a graduate of both Waynesburg (B.S. Business Administration) and West Virginia University (M.S.Industrial Relations/Human Resources.) Her responsibilities
include marketing and maintaining our website.