San Antonio, Texas, United States
John M. Carr was born in Chicago Illinois, but grew up in New Zealand. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Auckland University before being recruited by a Fortune 25 company in the United States. He held several positions within the sales and marketing departments of the company during his nine-year tenure.
Between 1977 and 1984 he purchased a number of offices of a bookkeeping company, which became the nucleus of today’s Better Business Services Inc. He also completed his MBA and obtained a Certified Public Accountant’s license in Oklahoma and Minnesota during this time.
In 1984 he left 3M to pursue his own entrepreneurial business opportunities. Concentrating on bookkeeping, tax preparation and payroll processing in Texas and Florida, the company developed a strong reputation as a proven provider of tax and bookkeeping advice for small businesses.
Better Business Services Inc offers extensive tax preparation and financial planning assistance to a wide cross section of businesses. To further support the clients of the business, John Carr is both an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and a Certified Tax Practitioner. The forty-nine employees in the company have been key to the success of the company.
In addition, Mr. Carr has owned and operated several small businesses in a diverse range of industries, from travel and aircraft leasing to printing and computers.
In 1987 he listed an entity on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The business invested in service companies specializing in small businesses in the United States. In 1993 the company expanded into New Zealand forestry, a change in direction that presented significant opportunities for the minority investors. The company expanded further, and in 1994 merged with Evergreen Forests to form a $100 million dollar company.
In 1989 he rounded out his financial experience and qualifications as a Certified Fraud Examiner and has investigated a number of white-collar embezzlements and frauds. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, Mr. Carr is able to value businesses and financial transactions from a number of perspectives.
In 1995, as a Director of New Zealand Petroleum Ltd, Mr. Carr was key in changing the direction of the company. As a result, it developed into a $100 million dollar provider of eldercare facilities for the retired.
In January 2001, Mr. Carr published his first book – “Wealth Creation” designed to give practical tips fo