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I am just a native New Yorker that gained some life lessons from the game of Basketball, acquired knowledge through an undergraduate degree in Pre-law & a Master’s Degree in Accounting & Financial Management as well as gained quality business experience from working as an accountant in corporate America.  I just combined the knowledge & experiences and developed a passion for entrepreneurship, financial literacy, offering business start-up advice, and providing assistance with starting, managing & growing businesses.  Now, for over 15 years, I have been a full-time entrepreneur by operating SMG Consulting Group a full-service business advisory & business services firm.


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From preparing taxes for clients, I realized the biggest way to create wealth is through business ownership.  Taxes are perhaps the biggest expense in our lives.  The tax code for businesses permit you to reduce your taxes tremendously compared to the ability to reduce the taxes as an individual.  So through tax preparation, I understood by having the ability to control the largest expense serves as an important factor towards building wealth.  Additionally, I recognized that wealthy individuals primarily build their fortunes through business ownership, not by being an employee.  I do what I do to promote financial literacy, inspiring entrepreneurship, business ownership, and wealth building through business ownership.


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We can help you comprehend the importance of starting a business.  We can help you bring clarity to your vision and create your own viable business.  We can help you by providing practical advice on starting, managing & growing your business.  We can become your partner to assist you with managing your business.  More importantly, we can help improve upon the confidence you need to endure the challenges of entrepreneurship and business ownership through my advisory & business services; all in the effort to make you successful.


Mizan Ayers

CEO - Area New York Real Estate

“Gary Stephens and SMG Consulting Group provided my companies with the tools and resources to grow from a start-up to a $100 million Hotel company within 5 years. Understanding cash flows, daily accounting positions, P&L statements, and balance sheets are the most resourceful tools an owner needs to grow and operate any business".

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Stephen A. Smith

Sports Analyst

"Gary is one of the closest people in my circle.  He is the entrepreneur of the group.  People like Gary are important in today's society as it is important to diversify your income, to be fiscally responsible, and understand what it takes to get there.  Individuals, business owners, and athletes can benefit from his business & financial acumen because it keeps us all informed.  But, more importantly, the greatest asset of his work is that it empowers others."

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