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Client Spotlight Interview: Emerald Built Environments

Jan 26, 2023 9:30:00 AM Kathy Dise Small Business, Bookkeeping, small business bookkeeping

client spotlightWhen you drive around Cleveland, you don’t need to go far to find a building that has been engineered for sustainability by our client Emerald Built Environments. They are everywhere. Since 2012 they have worked with real estate developers, building owners, architects, contractors, and engineers to provide clean building consulting in Cleveland, the U.S., and now internationally. 

Tell us more about your business:

Emerald Built Environments guides teams to a sustainable future. We create strategies and support teams in transforming the design, construction, and operations of buildings, neighborhoods, and developed land to sustain people, the economy, and the planet.

What is your biggest challenge?

Emerald’s biggest challenge is overcoming perceived costs to achieve sustainable results, with a focus on first costs only. A sustainable future requires an understanding of the long game and the connection between people, profit, and the environment.

What led you to BudgetEase?

We needed a firm to help us with the migration to QuickBooks Online and to take our financial reporting to the next level.

Why do you find having someone else do your bookkeeping helpful?

Emerald Built Environments is focused on growing the business, and we recognize that as we grow, we get more opportunities to delegate and elevate others. However, Bookkeeping is the first thing I gave up so we can focus on client service. Now, we rely on BudgetEase to help us think about our numbers and to set targets that support the businesses’ financial health.

To learn more about Emerald Built Environments, feel free to visit their website at

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Kathy Dise

Written by Kathy Dise

Kathy has over 30 years experience helping small businesses succeed. As a commercial lender, commercialization expert and now as a QuickBooks diamond level advisor, Kathy understands the challenges small business owners face. Her experience helps business owners quickly accomplish their financial goals. As the owner of BudgetEase, Kathy works with clients to develop a plan to efficiently process 1,000s of small transactions so owners can make informed decisions. She lives in Shaker Heights, OH with her husband Ralph and enjoys golf, curling and walking in Cleveland’s fabulous Metro Parks.