What Start-Up Companies Need to Know

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What Start-Up Companies Need to Know

Arnold Anisgarten, CPA, joins Mike to discuss making a success of the backside of a start-up business. Beyond financing a start-up business, there are many areas that need to be carefully considered and addressed for a new business to be successful and not fall victim to a flameout. In this episode, Arnold navigates us through that success path.

Arnold Anisgarten, CPA, is now the managing member of Anisgarten Consulting, LLC, providing formation and operational consulting to start-up businesses. He is known as the Solution Specialist and was a tax partner with CohnReznick LLP (and its predecessor firms) for over 35 years, retiring from public practice in January 2020. Arnold served primarily with the Private Client Services team at CohnReznick, providing tax and business consulting services to a wide variety of closely-held companies, their owners, and high-net-worth individuals. He also had an extensive practice providing tax and planning services to real estate developers and syndicators. His specific areas of expertise have focused on entity structures, exit strategies, transactional planning, and operational issues.

Arnold was also highly involved in providing guidance and continuing education for CPAs at CohnReznick. He began his career with a Big 8 accounting firm, working with middle-market companies, high-net-worth individuals, and not-for-profit entities. An active member of the community, Arnold has served as a director for several not-for-profit organizations, including the Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Hillel at UCLA, Bruin Professionals, Los Angeles Jewish Federation, and the American Technion Society. For 20 years, Arnold chaired a pro bono tax preparation service for the Jewish Federation, preparing tax returns for recent immigrants to the United States. He received a BA from UCLA and an MBA from USC, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.

To learn more and to contact Arnold Anisgarten, he can be reached at or 310-880-2235.

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