Milestone Business Solutions Inc., a professional services firm, announced plans to expand operations in central Indiana. The company committed to creating up to 53 new jobs by the end of 2025 and has already hired 13 toward its goal.
"Home to a thriving startup ecosystem, central Indiana is the perfect place for companies like Milestone to grow operations while providing critical services to support other growing businesses," said Interim Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Staton. "It's exciting to see the company linking businesses with talent while also creating more job opportunities for Hoosiers."
Founded in June 2020, Milestone provides outsourced accounting and human resources services to startup and scale-up companies. The company is looking to add staff accountants, controllers and chief financial officers as well as human resources specialists, managers and directors to its growing team. Interested applicants may apply online or send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurial companies in Indiana, as well as access to top talent," said Tom Gabbert, founder & CEO of Milestone Business Solutions. "Over the years, I have experienced firsthand how companies across the country are drawn to the work ethic and positive attitude of Hoosiers. I believe we can build a largely Indiana-based team with a national focus and operate with a competitive advantage.”
Milestone, which is based out of Indiana and has operated remotely since inception, will invest $171,500 to establish and equip a new central Indiana location, allowing Milestone to build a Midwest team to support its growing national customer base. The company plans to continue remote work through 2021 and will begin exploring central Indiana location options in 2022. Once the location is established, team members will have the flexibility to work remotely while having access to training and collaboration facilities.
Indiana is home to more than 512,000 small businesses like Milestone that employ over 1.2 million Hoosiers. The state received an ‘A+’ grade for ease of starting a business (Thumbtack 2019) and ranks No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 6 in the nation for entrepreneur friendliness (SBE Council 2019).
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Milestone Business Solutions Inc. up to $800,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.