D2D Buyer Ready Business: KC Consulting, LLC – Ken Brandon, Managing Member

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KC Consulting, LLC (KCC) is a minority-owned accounting, finance and advisory services firm located in Detroit, Michigan. The company specializes in audit readiness, accounting and finance operations, advisory services and financial systems implementation. KC Consulting also serves as a contracted Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to some of its clients. KC Consulting Managing Member, Ken Brandon, and several of the firm’s associates have experience in the consulting business in both the private and public sectors here in Detroit.

What are some of the current clients you are working with in Detroit? Notable projects?

KC Consulting serves several Detroit-based clients. We provide consulting services to one of the City of Detroit’s departments assisting its accounting staff throughout the year, and we play a significant audit readiness role at fiscal year end. We also work with Detroit Public Schools, providing accounting staffing that is specific to federal and state grants. The firm serves in a contracted CFO capacity for a non-profit entity within the metropolitan Detroit area. Lastly, for Georgetown Utilities we provide operational review and consultative services on an as-needed basis for this private sector entity.

 

Why did you select Detroit as your headquarters?

Personally, I spent most of my professional career in the Detroit area. Having worked for and provided services to many entities in the area, the decision naturally evolved. As an employee of J. L. Hudson Company, Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and other firms working in Downtown Detroit, I chose to become a part of the fabric of this great City. Detroit is such an exciting place to have a business because there is so much going on here. Over the years I have seen the ups and downs, and now that the rebirth of the city is here it’s exciting to be a part of it; not just in Downtown, but the neighborhoods as well.

How do you want your company to impact Detroit in the long term?

KC Consulting wants to provide services that make a difference with our Detroit clients; we want them to perform well financially and be a part of the city’s rebirth. Our success comes from assisting businesses to grow and receive the funds they need. My experienced team’s focus is to provide quality services to businesses all throughout the city and beyond, in the private and public sectors.

Do you participate in D2D? What companies have you collaborated with in Detroit as customers or suppliers?

KC Consulting participates in the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation D2D program – it’s very helpful. D2D allows us to have multiple opportunities to interact with other businesses. Frankly, it’s inspiring and it allows us, and all the other participating organizations, to learn, grow and challenge each other. We participated in one of the D2D professional development events that taught smaller businesses (like mine) to think big and be strategic; this has been very beneficial for my business.

We are currently working toward a model where we collaborate with other Detroit businesses on a regular basis.

Kenyetta Bridges

Business Development Manager

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