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Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Deborah Blanchard and Associates

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT, Deborah Blanchard and Associates!

Four questions with Deborah Blanchard, founder of Deborah Blanchard and Associates.

Why did you start your business?

I think in my heart I knew I would always have a business that involved numbers. As a young teen growing up in Fairfield I kept score and stats for Fairfield Lumber a Junior Babe Ruth baseball team here in town. It was so exciting when they passed the hat around and paid me to do something I loved. Naturally, an accounting firm was the way to go and Deborah Blanchard and Associates LLC was born (after a few name changes along the way). I have it all - a career I love while working in my hometown.

What is your best-selling product/service?

So many to choose from but I would say that my best services are personal and small business tax returns and helping families and small businesses learn how to grow by budgeting their expenses.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Over the years I have hired local Fairfield people to help with my business which I love to do as it keeps it all within the community.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

During Covid the only reimagine I did was to help my clients and people I didn’t know who called for advice. I tried to do my part to help and pay it forward by giving discounts to seniors, free returns when I could, and lots of advice on navigating the stimulus funds, offering PPP loan help, and refinancing documents so families could lower their monthly expenses.

Deborah would like to nominate Vintage Gardens to be featured next!

Deborah Blanchard and Associates is located at 80 Brookridge Avenue in Fairfield. Visit Deborah Blanchard and Associates online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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