Q&A with LA25 Member Kyle Mealey

April 13, 2016

Member Name: Kyle Mealey // SBTF Consulting

Business Name/ Website (or physical address): sbtfconsulting.com
215 Pier Ave, Suite C Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Tell us a little bit about your business:
We provide accounting and tax services for small to mid-sized businesses, individuals and exempt organizations.

What’s most rewarding about your work?
I love working directly with business owners. It takes a certain type of person to get out there and create new products and services.

How did you choose the nonprofit organizations that you support?
I seek out causes that I feel a personal connection to and that match my own values. As an accountant I also review their annual filings to ensure that donations are well spent.

Do you host events to help the public learn about important topics?
Not at this time but it’s something I would like to get into.

How do the philanthropic efforts of your business make our community a better place?
We work with local non-profits to ensure that they can stay in operation with assistance on their finances, taxes, and other filings.

Do your clients influence your choice of causes to support?
Yes, I love hearing about the causes and initiatives that our clients are involved in. It’s inspiring and opens all kinds of new ways to get involved.

What are the biggest benefits of making social responsibility a priority?
Having goal that go beyond a profit motive increases overall satisfaction for my employees, my clients, and myself.

What’s one simple way a local business can reach out and make a difference?
I think there has to be a personal connection for the business or its employees to really motivate involvement in a cause. Find something you’re passionate about and embrace it!

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