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Miles Advisory Group – Corporate History
Miles Advisory Group, Inc. began as a “feeling to do something different” to Bryan Miles and Shannon Miles who saw an opportunity to help serve churches in a new way. Bryan and Shannon Miles (founders/husband and wife team) saw an obvious need in the church world for an alternate workforce model and felt a calling to start a business that could offer just that.
In the fall of 2010 Bryan and Shannon, who both have huge hearts for service and a desire to serve God, looked to their faith and took a leap. They both gave notice to their full-time employers on the same day with a vision of creating not only a service offering for churches but to also develop the company they both knew they had always wanted to work for. Most people thought they were crazy. Especially leaving great jobs with nice pay during the Great Recession. Bryan with 7 years of experience, helping to build churches across the country with Cogun, and Shannon with 10 years of professional experience in program management at a Fortune 10 company (McKesson Corporation) set out on a new horizon, together.
With their experience, knowledge, and passion they launched Miles Advisory Group, Inc. in December of 2010. They were fortunate enough to start fast with four executive virtual assistant contracts with pastors and friends in the US. By the end of December 2010 they were passionately serving these Clients who believed in what they were trying to accomplish.
At the start of 2011, with their business just one month old, Bryan and Shannon launched a second entity called MAG Bookkeeping, Inc. (along with partner Casey Graham) to serve churches with virtual bookkeeping services. This service quickly grew to encompass payroll services as well. By the summer of 2011 word broke out about their impeccable service for executive virtual assistants and they were being contacted by corporations, C-level executives, and small business owners to assist them in a similar way. From this need, eaHELP (as a new Brand) was born in January of 2012.
In June 2012, Bryan and Shannon purchased 100% of the controlling interest of MAG Bookkeeping, Inc. from Casey Graham, ending a solid partnership where the three remain friends today.
By the end of 2012, both eaHELP and MAG Bookkeeping combined enjoyed serving Clients in 37 US states, and 3 additional countries, with revenues increasing over 300% in FY 2012.
Today, Miles Advisory Group, Inc. consists of two prominent brands, MAG Bookkeeping and eaHELP. Miles Advisory Group takes great pride in finding engaging, experienced, and efficient team members who also have a great passion and desire to serve their clients. Through flexible and creative outsourcing solutions, Miles Advisory Group, Inc. enables leaders everywhere the ability to focus on their tasks with greater clarity, further excelling their effectiveness and purpose for the real reason of WHY they exist.
With a continued focus on the founders’ heart for service and desire to serve God, the brands of eaHELP is a nationally-known, and growing, virtual executive assistant industry leader, and MAG Bookkeeping is a nationally-known virtual church bookkeeping service firm. Bryan and Shannon give all of the company’s successes and growth to their faith in God and their adamant respect and trust in each other.
- August 2010: Miles Advisory Group, Inc. is incorporated
- October 2010: Bryan and Shannon Miles took a leap of faith & leave employers in the Great Recession
- December 2010: Bryan and Shannon Miles, first day on the job at Miles Advisory Group, Inc., launching services for pastors and churches
- January 2011: MAG Bookkeeping, Inc. launched for virtual church bookkeeping and payroll services
- January 2012: New brand (eaHELP) launched for executive virtual assistant services to include businesses & corporations
- June 2012: Bryan and Shannon Miles gain 100% controlling interest of MAG Bookkeeping, Inc.
- July 2012: First eBook published: 9 Reasons to Rethink Your Approach to Staffing by Bryan Miles
- January 2013: The corporate team grows from 2 people to 18, with overall headcount in excess of 100 team members
- January 2013: eaHELP Triples Growth in FY 2012
- June 2013: Corporate Team grows to 25, with an overall headcount of 160 team members