Our Management Team


Phone: 636-227-9320 ext 124
Email: rickd@bnbalance.com
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Rick Dopuch, E.A.

Client Services Manager

Rick Graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting, and also was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. In 1982, he joined a St. Louis-based CPA firm where he served as client services manager, responsible for managing all aspects of tax, accounting and consulting services to a variety of service businesses throughout Missouri and Illinois.  In 1984, Rick became licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

In 1985, Rick took his first entrepreneurial leap of faith to start a home improvement business that quickly went from start up to 16 employees.  In 1987, he founded Independent Accounting Services, an accounting firm specializing in small business accounting, income tax, and payroll processing services.

Rick has been a pioneer in the payroll industry.  He built the brand Payroll Plus® in Missouri while creating a system for processing payroll for hundreds of businesses.  In 1994, Rick co-founded the American Payroll Processor’s Association.  Serving as a founding Board member, Treasurer and Vice President, he helped to create a member network that spanned from coast to coast.

In 2001, Rick enrolled in Corporate Coach U with a vision for helping small business owners become more successful at building their businesses.  Applying coaching skills to Michael E. Gerber’s principles in the book, “The E-Myth Revisited”, Rick created a process designed to encourage small business owners to “balance” their business by working on their business.  In 2002, the accounting firm was rebranded and nationally trademarked as Business in Balance®.

In 2010, Rick responded to an invitation from Michael E. Gerber to be a part of Origination® and become a founding Dreaming Room® Facilitator.  On July 21, 2010, Rick was in the first group of seven people certified as a Dreaming Room® Facilitator.



Phone: (636) 227-9320 ext 124
Email: bettyc@bnbalance.com
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Betty Cornish

Payroll Services Manager

Betty joined the firm in 2002 as Production Supervisor, responsible for new client training and set up. She is now Manager of our Payroll Processing Department.

Betty graduated from the University of Missouri – St Louis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education.

She has 12 years of entrepreneurial experience as part owner of Kid’s Sportsworld in St Louis. As a founding partner of Kids Sportsworld, she created the retail accounting system for five stores while managing 40 employees. Betty’s retail experience includes District Manager for Casey Sports and MC Sports and multiple customer service awards for outstanding achievement.


Accountant in Chesterfield Martha CraftsPhone: (636) 227-9320 ext 125
Email: marthac@bnbalance.com
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Martha Crafts, C.P.A.

Tax Services Manager

As graduate of Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar Missouri, Martha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Martha has been engaged in the practice of public accounting since 1980. Her practice is primarily focused on assisting service businesses, professionals and specialty retailers.

Her previous experience includes six years of experience as a Senior Auditor and Tax Accountant, working as a licensed CPA in Florida and California.

Martha became licensed as a Missouri CPA and joined our firm in 1995.  She provides accounting support for our Accounting Services Department and heads up our Tax Department as Manager.