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MBS Bookkeeping | The MBS Story

The MBS Story

At MBS, we understand that outsourcing the care of your financials is an act of trust. In this section, we provide additional information about our history, experience, mission and values.

Meet Sue McLaughlin, our founder

Learn more about her background, experience and goals for MBS.

Why choose a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor®?

Information on the QuickBooks® certification program and how it can impact your business.


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Published in Meet Sue McLaughlin

What MBS Clients are Saying ...

"Sue has given graciously of her time and talent for over a year now to teach our QuickBooks® Pro classes to new entrepreneurs.  We appreciate her patience, clarity and expertise in working with adult students who typically don't have financial or accounting backgrounds. Sue goes above and beyond to really connect with each person, and always offers to work with them one-on-one before and after class.  We heartily recommend her!"

Barbara L. Wrigley
Former VP Public Relations, CBP
Executive Director, Women's Business Center of Northern VA
Community Business Partnership



"Sue McLaughlin has an ability to present QuickBooks in a way that is easy to understand, no matter your ability level.  Sue has both the knowledge base and the ability to tailor her teaching style to suit her clients' needs."

Michell Fabrizio



“Sue has saved me from myself!  For the last two years she has helped me get my QuickBooks in order to make gathering info for taxes a much less burdensome process.  And after what she taught me the first year, the second year was so much easier.  She has also helped me anticipate and streamline bookkeeping methods for a new line of business that had left me baffled.  I highly recommend Sue McLaughlin.”

Rosemarie Rose




"Sue McLaughlin is a pleasure to work with.  Sue is very knowledgeable about QuickBooks and accounting in general.  She has trained me on my company’s QuickBooks account and done an admirable job.  I learned a lot from Sue in short amount of time."

Nevin Gibson

BB EnviroSystems



"Sue has brought order to my bookkeeping!  She has done so professionally, confidentially, thoroughly and promptly.  I feel confident that I have an enduring bookkeeping system with easily accessible facts and figures.  I am especially relieved to be so organized for tax time."

Lauren Trecosta




"Sue McLaughlin and McLaughlin Booking Services have been a huge lifesaver to my business.  The Small Business Development Center of Alexandria, Va., recommended Sue.  She has been thorough, detailed and technologically savvy.  Her knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting/bookkeeping practices has helped me organize my business to move it to the next level.  She is a great teacher and a patient bookkeeper.  I highly recommend anyone who wants a trustworthy person to manage the books of any small business."

Jill Gilliland

President, Melnic Consulting Group



"I Love Thai Restaurant LLC in Arlington, Va., has outsourced QuickBooks services with MBS Bookkeeping Services for more than 3 years. We are very pleased with the services provided by Sue McLaughlin. The responses to our QuickBooks needs have always been prompt, courteous, professional, and above all, accurate. The commitment to customer service has been noticeably exemplary.

As we look forward to growing our I Love Thai restaurant operations in the close future, we feel comfortable to rely on McLaughlin’s services.

Can you count on ……? I Love Thai can count on MBS – What a relief!"

Termsak Varnasup

President/Owner, I Love Thai restaurant


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Welcome to the MBS Newsletter Archives

Tips and articles on QuickBooks®, accounting and business management by Sue McLaughlin, MBS founder

The MBS quarterly newsletter is packed with business management resources for small business owners. In each issue, MBS founder Sue McLaughlin offers hints, how-to articles and important reminders. You’ll also get an insider’s preview of Sue’s latest classes, eBooks and training products.


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Welcome to MBS Bookkeeping Basics on YouTube

How-to videos on accounting, QuickBooks® and business management
Hosted by MBS founder Sue McLaughlin

MBS Bookkeeping Basics delivers quick-and-easy business management tips you can use today. Sue’s lively, down-to-earth approach brings business and accounting principles to life — without putting you to sleep.










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Meet Sue McLaughlin

6Founder, McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services and MBS Bookkeeping Seminars

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor®

Sue McLaughlin is the founder and principal of McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services, LLC and MBS Bookkeeping Seminars. Her mission is to offer small-business clients a fair price for bookkeeping services while delivering excellent customer service.

Sue views her services as supporting and complementing the work of a Certified Public Accountant. By focusing on daily transactions and operations, she helps clients maintain complete and accurate financial records their CPAs can rely on for planning and advising. Sue is a founding partner of the Business Resource Exchange™, a collaboration of business leaders who provide guidance and leadership to other businesses through speaking and training.

In 2010, Sue founded MBS Bookkeeping Seminars to meet a critical need – educating business owners about their companies’ financials and showing them how to leverage accounting software to better manage their businesses.

Prior to founding McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services and Seminars, Sue spent eight years working as a business manager for a financial services company near Washington, D.C. In this position, she operated as the primary financial officer and oversaw a $ 2.1 million annual budget. In addition, she was responsible for the human resources department.

Sue’s background also includes experience in government relations, event management and music. For over twenty years, she owned a music studio, where she discovered her passion for teaching and gained valuable instructional experience.

Sue is a counselor with the Alexandria (Va.) Small Business Development Center and also volunteers at the Fairfax County Community Business Partnership and Women’s Business Center as a QuickBooks instructor. She is a member of the Alexandria and Springfield (Va.) Chambers of Commerce.

As a classically trained vocalist, Sue has performed on stages around the country and continues to enjoy local musical performances. In her spare time, she pampers her four-pound Chihuahua, Sukoshi, reads extensively and participates in a book club.


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Bookkeeping and Accounting Services for Small Businesses.

Together We Are Watching Your Bottom Line.

Spend your time and talent on business. Leave the books to us.

Financial records are the hardworking backbone of your small business. When accurate and up to date, they can guide decision making, improve cash flow and open the door to new sources of capital.

But when you’re working hard to grow your business and satisfy your customers, it’s easy to put bookkeeping on the back burner. You may not even realize you’ve fallen behind — until you find yourself short on cash, denied credit or owing big at tax time.

If you spend too much time on your books— or not enough — MBS can help. We offer bookkeeping, training and payroll services customized to meet the needs of your business and budget. Whether we’re managing your financials directly, overseeing your in-house accounting department or providing hands-on QuickBooks® training, we’ll help you:

  • Create and maintain an accurate, up-to-date record of your transactions
  • Understand your financial picture and forecast
  • Predict and manage cash flow for greater stability
  • Discover opportunities for increased efficiency and profitability
  • Work more effectively with your CPA
  • Spend more time marketing and growing your business

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