- Officially opened for business
In 2005, Horseshoe Tax Services officially
opened for business from a small 100 square foot leased
office on Stanley Street in Brantford.
Melissa came up with the name of the company based on her love of
horses. The horseshoe used in the logo is an actual horseshoe that had
previously been painted blue and used as a wedding decoration and was a
gift from Vulcan Farrier Services, Kris Rathlou.
In 2006, Melissa began offering
bookkeeping services for small businesses as well. The company name was
changed to Horseshoe Tax & Bookkeeping Services.
- HorseshoeTax.com website is born
In 2007, we
launched our website. We created the website ourselves and continue to
maintain it ourselves to the present day. This has allowed us to
efficiently keep the website up to date at a very low cost. Our goal has
been to provide visitors to our website with the information they are
looking for in a clear and well organized manner.
- Fee-only financial planning
As Horseshoe Tax grew, we
realized that many of our clients were in need of financial planning
services. One of their main complaints was that they were unable to find
a financial planner who had their best interests in mind. Most financial
planners only wanted to sell them mutual funds or insurance products. As
a result, in 2007, Horseshoe
Tax began to fill a market niche by offering fee-only financial planning services.
2008 - Office expansion
In March, 2008, we expanded the
office at Stanley Street to four times its original size.
By 2008, Horseshoe Tax was
growing so quickly that we came to the realization that we needed to
protect our unique company name and logo to prevent its potential use by
others. Consequently, on March 11, 2008, we filed an
application for a trademark on our company name and logo. The trademark
was registered on May 15, 2009.
2009 - Office
In March, 2009, we knocked out
another wall and expanded the office for a second time.
- Office expansion
In May, 2010, we expanded for a
third time and occupied the entire ground floor of the Stanley Street
Moved to Dalkeith Drive
By 2011, Horseshoe Tax &
Bookkeeping Services had grown to be one of Brantford's leading
companies offering income tax return preparation, bookkeeping for small
businesses, and fee-only financial planning services. Having outgrown
our Stanley Street location, we decided to purchase a property of our
own in Brantford's prime business district. On April 11, 2011, we
officially opened at our new location at 45 Dalkeith Drive, Unit 5.
- Horseshoe Tax Gift Boutique & Awards
We received an Honourable
Mention in the Brant News Reader's Choice Awards for best place to
have your income tax return prepared.
We also expanded our product
offering by opening a horse-themed gift boutique within our business
establishment. We currently carry the Breyer line of model horses as
well as a unique selection of antique horse-themed metalware including
pewter and brass items.
- Brant News Reader's Choice Award
Horseshoe Tax & Bookkeeping services
received GOLD in the Brant News Reader's Choice Awards for best
place to have your income tax return prepared. Thank you to all our
- Brant News Reader's Choice Award
Thank you again to our awesome clients! We
received the Honourable Mention for best place to have your
income tax return prepared and GOLD in best accounting firm!
- Celebrating our 10th anniversary!
Woohoo, Horseshoe Tax is
celebrating it's 10th anniversary in May. We would like to thank all our
wonderful clients, families and friends!