Success Story: Colorado
As the Finance Director for Mountain Village in Telluride, Erin Neer saw gaps in the government accounting system that she thought she could fix. “Technology in government systems hasn’t evolved as quickly as it has in the private sector,” she deduced.
Neer believed she could provide these services best from the vantage point of an entrepreneur, so she started her own business, headquartered in Dolores, Colorado. As the previous owner of Anytime Fitness in Durango, Neer knew Joe Keck from the local SBDC. She explains, “I wanted to introduce him to my new product because I knew that he knows people in local government.”
Her product, MUNIRevs, allows businesses to log in to a secure, self-service portal to renew licenses and submit their taxes to the municipality where they conduct business. They can log in, report sales and pay taxes in minutes. Her patent-pending software will save government agencies significant time and money in processing. It also makes it easier and more convenient for small business owners.
“If businesses aren’t doing it on-line, it takes days for the municipality to collect the mail, key-in the data by hand, and know how much tax money was collected. With our system, they can calculate the tax revenue immediately and know if they have made budget for the month or the quarter.” (more…)