The founder of wealth management firm Carol L. King & Associates, P.A., specializes in creative solutions to address the specific financial needs of her clients.
Among the many positives of the Western North Carolina business community is how rich our region is in female entrepreneurs and business owners. Many can be considered true pioneers—among them, Carol King who, not long after graduating in 1989 from UNC-Asheville with a degree in accounting, opened the first woman-owned CPA firm in Asheville. And to hear King tell it, the announcement about the opening that was sent out to area lawyers and CPAs was treated with a refreshing respect.
“What was really fabulous,” she says now, “and I think this tells you so much about Asheville, is that I got congratulation cards and flowers from so many other CPA firms, where the guys said, ‘We hope you do well.’ I scratched my head about that and thought, ‘Now, what does that mean in economic terms? That must mean they don’t feel that I will be competition. That there’s plenty of business out there and they’re happy to have another CPA here doing the work.’ I set up a budget of what I wanted for income for my first year, and by the end of tax season in April, I had already met that goal. I’m an entrepreneur disguised as a CPA!”
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