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Island Business Services is truly a full-service bookkeeping and business administration organization. In addition to standard bookkeeping and banking services, Island Business Services can produce financial statements and prepare materials for tax accountants, create or assist in the process of writing and developing a business plan, and help clients with goal-setting and achievement.

Island Business Services is familiar with the complexities of part-time residency and can aid in keeping up with the financials details. Several of our clients are homeowners' associations and small water system associations.

Cathy Vierthaler, Owner

Cathy Vierthaler is the founder and sole owner of Island Business Services. She has over 25-years experience with bookkeeping, payroll, and office management. Cathy started her career doing bookkeeping and payroll for Russell's at Orcas Landing in the late 1970's.

Her talents as a fiber artist and weaver prompted her to open Fabrications, a fabric, yarn, and notions store in Eastsound, which she sold in 1996. She went on to manage the office of an international consulting firm for five years, until deciding to launch her own full-time bookkeeping and administrative services agency in 2001. Her strong background in accounting and small business management has helped her guide businesses to achieve their goals. Cathy's email is email: cathy @ island-business.com

Becky Burkley

Becky Burkley is the latest edition to Island Business Services, starting in spring of 2007. Property management brought her to Orcas Island from Colorado. She sold her gardening business in Boulder and moved to the San Juan Islands to manage an organic farm and several other properties.

Fours years of farming led to almost two years as the general manager of Ray's Pharmacy and then on to become office manager for a software engineering firm. Becky's email is becky @ island-business.com