Kim Petro

Kim was a consultant for the Miami Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Entrepreneurs’ Center before joining the team full-time as a certified business advisor. She provides training and education primarily in QuickBooks, and assists clients with various other challenges, including business plan review, financial projections and strategic planning, marketing planning, and bookkeeping training.

An entrepreneur herself, Kim owns Designed to Organize, LLC, a firm specializing in cleaning up QuickBooks Online for clients. She works with small businesses around Southwest Ohio, assisting them with bookkeeping, financial organization, budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management, ensuring they have the infrastructure to meet their financial needs. Additionally, she helps businesses create process and procedure workflows to make them more efficient behind the scenes. She enjoys mentoring other business owners, especially by lending her knowledge and organizational talents. Educating them on the full scope of QuickBooks saves them time and money, which can be applied towards doing what they love to do.

Kim lives in the Belmont area of Dayton with her husband and their three cats. She moved into a home in the same neighborhood in which she was born. Their house is over a hundred years old, and she loves being a steward to a piece of history.

  • Wright State University B.A., Modern Languages (Studied language & culture: French, Mandarin Chinese and ASL)
Favorite Dayton Restaurant
  • Smales Pretzel Bakery, Jay’s Seafood, Taqueria Tres Hermanos, Slyder’s Tavern
Favorite Book
  • “Life is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery” By: Jon Dorenbos
  • Collecting and playing modern board games, reading, cooking, and supporting other Dayton small businesses
What inspires you most about entrepreneurship?
  • The amount of dedication, sacrifice, and determination that it takes to be an entrepreneur inspires me every day! Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in uncertain times encourages me to continue doing my work to help them be successful.