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At Best Business Strategies, we pride ourselves on our team’s diverse backgrounds and extensive experience. We believe that this unique combination enables us to deliver nothing short of the BEST customer service in the industry!

Whether you’re a startup, a small business, or a large enterprise, we are here to guide you every step of the way towards finding the BEST software solution that fits your unique business needs.

Take the next step towards boosting your business efficiency and productivity. Contact us today and let us help you unlock the full potential of your business with our unmatched expertise and dedication.

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Mother & Son Duo-Shirley & Allen Byard

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Owner & Diamond Level Sage 50/ Peachtree Master Certified Consultant & Trainer


Awards & Achievements:

  • Sage 50 /Peachtree Master Certified Consultant
  • Sage Presidents Circle 2011-2014 
  • Top 1% contributor of Sage City Community Board
  • Former member of Marshall County Health Department Board of Directors

Shirley Byard

Shirley is a proud graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and West Virginia University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has had diverse professional experiences. She was a former National Bank Examiner, worked as a partner with “The Tax Doctors” for 13 years, and was also the CFO of “Mansuetto Barns Culler” Advertising Agency. Additionally, Shirley has worked as a Staff Accountant for a CPA firm and has collaborated with various businesses in the Ohio Valley, specializing in areas such as Jewelry, Demolition, Rental Units, and Printing.

But what truly sets Shirley apart is her unmatched expertise in Sage 50/Peachtree accounting software. With her extensive knowledge, she excels at seamlessly converting systems and is well-versed in various industries ranging from non-profits to retail, service, distribution, manufacturing, and construction.

You don’t want to miss the chance to work with Shirley, an industry expert committed to helping businesses like yours thrive. Take the first step and get in touch with Shirley today!

Shirley is married and has two children and three grandchildren. In her “spare” time, she enjoys attending church activities, watching HGTV, gardening, crafting, and Murder Mystery dinners.

Shirley is married and has been blessed with two children and three adorable grandchildren. In her precious “spare” moments, she finds joy in engaging in various activities that truly bring her happiness and fulfillment. Shirley is a devout member of her church, where she actively participates in a variety of activities. When she wants to unwind and be inspired, she loves tuning in to HGTV, gardening, and crafting. And on special occasions, Shirley loves the excitement and intrigue of attending Murder Mystery dinners.


  • Sage 50/ Peachtree Certified Trainer 
  • Only recipient of the Sage Rising Star Award in 2008
  • Sage City VIP
  • Sage 50 Top Reseller 2018-Present
  • Conducted Sage City Round Tables at Sage Summit Conferences
  • Treasurer of Mt. Olivet UMC
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ACT! Certified Consultant

Allen Byard

Allen is the expert in ACT! CRM, with a proven track record dating back to 2010. With a Bachelor’s degree in Multiple Disciplinary Studies from West Virginia University, and minors in Economics, Communications, and Advertising, Allan possesses a unique combination of knowledge and skills.

What sets Allen apart from the crowd is his genuine passion for helping others find the best business solutions. He’s not just a consultant; he’s a friend who will go the extra mile to ensure your success. With Allan by your side, you can be confident that your business is in good hands.

What sets Allen apart from the crowd is his genuine passion for helping others; he will go the extra mile to ensure your success. With Allan by your side, your business is in good hands.

Allen is a dog lover who enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, traveling, and playing sports. He has two dogs named Rooney and Luna.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Strawberry Cheesecake


A.D. Rutter

A.D. Rutter is a highly experienced individual with over 41 years of service in the Army and National Guard, as well as a successful career as a manager at PPG Industries. Having retired as an Army Command Sergeant Major and from PPG Industries, A.D. quickly recognized that retirement was simply not for him.

Recognizing his natural talent for sales, Shirley knew that A.D. was destined for great things. In 2018, he joined Best Business as our Check and Forms Sales Representative, bringing his exceptional skills and expertise to our team.

A.D. is a person who believes in staying active and making the most out of life. He finds joy in keeping himself busy through tasks like yard work and participating in church activities.


OFFICE HOURS: Mon. (10am-3pm), Wed. (12pm-5pm), & Fri. (10am-3:00pm)

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Payroll & Accounting Expert


Charlotte is a highly skilled professional with a Bachelor of Accounting from West Liberty University. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she is a valuable asset to our team at Best Business Strategies.

Since joining us in 2016, Charlotte has flawlessly managed the financial books and payroll processes for our esteemed clients. Using her expertise with Sage 50, she ensures accurate and efficient bookkeeping, leaving no room for errors.

When it comes to your business’s finances, you can trust Charlotte to deliver excellence. Her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication will provide the confidence and peace of mind you deserve.

Charlotte is a vibrant mom and grandma who adores her family. She supports her talented daughter on the WVU dance team and cheers on her other daughter’s cheerleading performances. Charlotte treasures the moments spent playing with her adorable granddaughter.



Kara has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Waynesburg University and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR) from West Virginia University. With her extensive expertise and years of experience, she joined Best Business Strategies in 2013.

At Best Business Strategies, Kara’s responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks such as website maintenance, search engine optimization (SEO), and strategic marketing campaigns. Her dedication and commitment to excellence are evident in every project she undertakes.

Kara cherishes her role as a mother to two beautiful teenage daughters. She is also a proud parent to a deaf dog named Paisley. Kara is known for her delicious baked goods and culinary skills, as well as crafting. She also enjoys reading in her spare time.

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Website/Marketing Specialist

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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