Why hire Sherri Fowler-Smith, Small Business Consultant?

I appreciate your finding me on the web. This is the place you’ll get to know about my background and why my God-given gifts have helped me create resolutions for my clients for over 30 years.

My name is Sherri Smith and I founded SherriFowler.com in 1991.


What are the benefits of hiring Sherri Smith?

My education is in accounting, business, finance, real estate and creative writing.  My career choices, creativity, plus my love for numbers, data, research and writing are what make me unique to freelancing.

My passion for entrepreneurship, organization, problem solving, business systems and workflows have helped me serve my clients well while also building a sustainable business that’s been full of long-term clients for over 30 years.

There are several benefits to small business owners when they hire me.

  1. Every service I provide is on an as-needed basis. The benefit to that is that business owners only pay for the service they need; when they need it.
  2. Business owners hire me as an independent contractor. The benefit to that is that when business owners pay me they don’t pay me as an employee; which means there’s no payroll taxes, paid days off, or benefits package.
  3. I’m a home-based business. The benefit to that is that my overhead is low; which in turn is the reason I’m able to keep my prices low.

All of the above, of course, has not only been a way to benefit my clients, but has also been a way to support myself and my family for over three decades.

Over the years I’ve had thousands of initial conversations with clients that have all been very similar; they thought they were too small of a business to be able to afford to hire an assistant. Yet, they were also struggling to do EVERY THING themselves. 

That’s where I come in. Supporting small business owners is the reason I began my business. My desire to help them hasn’t changed in over thirty years. My support services allow the small business owner to focus on the most important tasks of any business, the ones that produce revenue.

I hope you allow me to share my knowledge, skills, techniques and creativity with you so we can take your dream of entrepreneurship and build an amazing and sustainable business for you.


Fun fact:  At age 33 I rededicated my life to Christ by asking him back into my heart. After a rebellious stint God again gave me Grace. #JesusIsKing


How SherriFowler.com got its start.

When I created this venture, it was as a side business in order to create documents, patient forms, marketing materials and perform ghostwriting services for Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

My entrepreneur bug, however, began years prior to starting SherriFowler.com.


What is Sherri Fowler, LLC?

Sherri Fowler, LLC is a combination of Smith Ridge Farm and SherriFowler.com. Smith Ridge Farm is located in Adams County, Ohio and is not only a Farm that sells products, but it’s also where my family and I call home.

SherriFowler.com is a home-based business, located on our Farm, and it provides small business owners with behind-the-scenes support services.

Back in 1991, when I began SherriFowler.com, it was somewhat rare to have a home-based business that provided support services. In those days, our finished work was delivered by courier if the business was local or by postal delivery if it wasn’t. There was also phone and in-person conversations compared to email.

Technology has changed all of those old ways of providing support services. Now we can provide a wider array of services to business owners and provide them more efficiently. Whatever can be accomplished inside a brick-and-mortar business office can also be accomplished inside a home-based business….and no one can tell the difference.

While I’ve sold other businesses, Sherri Fowler, LLC remains the one I continue to pour my passion into.

It’s a combination of things that I enjoy; such as, data, business, analytics, research & fact-finding, organization, technology, history and opportunities to freelance. It’s also allowed the opportunity for our family business to develop, which is Smith Ridge Farm.

Sherri Fowler, LLC also combines my love for Jesus, my fight to protect the victims of crimes against humanity and my admiration for all of those who desire to be a business owner.

I’m in my happy place when I get to find opportunities to combine my skills, knowledge, and experience with my passion of helping others build and sustain their businesses. 


The career choices and education that makes me unique to provide behind-the-scenes business services:

My background in the Credit Bureau included:

  • Reporting Analyst
  • Project Management
  • Data Specialist
  • Customer Interviews

My background in the Surveying & Engineering industry included:

  • Title Research
  • Plat Map Research
  • Deed Transfer Research
  • Deed Restriction Research
  • Will and Probate Research

My background in Accounting included:

  • Investor Accounting Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Client Interviews

My background in the Medical field included:

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Research
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Analyst
  • Billing Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Office Management

My background in the Real Estate industry included:

  • Leasing Specialist
  • Multi-Award Winning Realtor®
  • New Agent Trainer
  • International Broker Data Analyst
  • Real Estate Investor
  • Business Projections
  • Profit & Loss Analyst
  • Landlord
  • Investment Property Management
  • Flipper
  • Marketing 
  • Researcher

My love for family history took me into the Genealogy field and included:

  • Historic and Period Research
  • Lineage Research
  • Archival and Record Research
  • Cemetery Research
  • Mapping and Recording Research
  • Interviews


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