Karen SABIN Gitles,
MBA. Certified Senior Advisor® (CSA). 
Business Care Manager. Facilitator. Advocate.

How I Help You

I take charge of back offices to save small business owners time and money and give them peace of mind.

You are a sole proprietor or small business owner selling phenomenal products or services. You love what you do. The creative passion resides in your body and soul. It's you. To be financially successful you must not only have the ability to recognize but to address the Pandora's boxes you face. I take charge of business stumbling blocks with financial analyses, improving process efficients, attending to details, and visionary thinking.

I have worked with creative small business owners and know how to address their concerns. I listen carefully to my clients' business issues. Drawing upon my corporate finance and banking industry experience, I have the expertise needed to understand and solve today's issues and anticipate tomorrow's. Because of my ability to quickly bring about positive changes for small businesses, whatever a client invests in my sevices will be returned in cost and time savings. Above all, the business owner will improve their peace of mind.

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Historical Analysis

your business, one
detail at a time.

Your business concerns will be reviewed carefully to:
  • Understand the big picture, interpret findings
  • Identify cost savings measures
  • Organize existing paperwork
  • Establish efficient & effective operating procedures


Business Optimization

excellence every
step of the way.

Analyze and execute
with insight:
  • Financial paperwork
  • Tax reporting
  • Client invoicing
  • Bill collecting
  • Budget & cash flow spreadsheets
  • Net worth statements


Strategic Planning

A resource
in the business of
your business.

Assist with forward thinking plans:
  • Review Business Goals
  • Determine objectives & strategies
  • Identify business stengths
  • Research Marketplace
  • Collaborate on your
    dream project
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About Karen

Karen Gitles began her financial management career at Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co and The Quaker Oats Company. She has nearly two decades of commercial lending, financial analysis and business process reengineering experience.

Karen earned her MBA in Finance at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and graduated with High Honors in Finance from the University of Illinois.

Karen and The Entrepreneur's Back Office were featured in an article in the Feb. 2013 edition of the Winnetka Talk.

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"As a Certified Financial Planner, I have worked with Karen Gitles and her clients over many years. I have found her to be consistently thorough and responsive to her clients, counseling them wisely in their best interests. Karen possesses a wide business background and asks probing analytical questions. Entrepreneurs would be in good hands with Karen on their team."

Sean Gorman: Certified Financial Planner

"I highly recommend Karen’s Back Office services. Her financial management, resourcefulness and organizational skills allow my office to run efficiently. Karen brings vision and clarity to my business operations. She can turn a box full of receipts into a spreadsheet and organized file folders. She is the perfect match for an enterprising entrepreneur who lack an MBA or the desire to manage a business plan."

Dee Kane: Personal Life Coach & Training Consultant

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Karen Sabin Gitles