Appletree Business Services

Who We Are

A small accounting and bookkeeping firm providing full service to small business

Our team will provide you with the confidence that comes from our complete suite of small business services and other business services you need most. If payroll is weighing you down, lets talk about our proprietary payroll and bookkeeping software that can help streamline payroll and take the worry off your shoulders. QuickBooks® questions? Our experts can help you get the most out of your software and resolve those nagging issues.

Core Values

Client First

We put our client's interests first and treat them the way we'd like to be treated.

Always Getting Better

We look for knowledge, skills, and tools to become more efficient and improve our services.

Look Out for the Team

We send great work product to one another and lift each other up.


We know accounting evolves and small business can be messy but we make it happen.

Keep It Simple

We give clients clear and practical advice, not accounting lessons or muddy answers.

Consistent Process

We’re disciplined with a timely, consistent accounting process to protect our clients.

Appletree Business Services History


Appletree Business Services Today

Patrick Dichter bought the business, and former owner Steve Feinberg remains part of the team.

Successful Growth

Appletree Business Services today is a proud member of PASBA and a successful small business accounting and bookkeeping company with more than 150 established clients.

Independent Accounting and Bookkeeping Company

Since 2005 Appletree Business Services is no longer a franchise, but independent accounting and bookkeeping company.

Franchise of the Year

In 2000, Appletree Business Services was recognized by Century Small Business Solutions as the franchise of the year. There were 2000 franchises at the time. Appletree Business wasn't the biggest, but the best.

Bright Beginnings

Appletree business was started as a Comprehensive Business Services franchise in February 1988. It had 2 name changes prior to become Appletree Business Services: Century Small Business Solutions in 1996 and Fiducial in 1999.

Your Business Finance Experts

We are a team that understands how to create small business financial confidence by providing excellent bookkeeping, tax, and payroll services, typically provided together in a single integrated Business Owners package.

What Our Clients Say

It’s comforting to know we have someone outside of our office scrutinizing our trends and bringing them to our attention. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day letting the global issues slip by.
Progressive Electrical Services; Lee, NH
Christian Larocca Progressive Electrical Services; Lee, NH
I look at my books and all my accounts are organized. I love having it all in one spot. You guys help me sleep.
The Weatherize Guyz; LLCDerry, NH
Michael D Smith The Weatherize Guyz; LLCDerry, NH
Appletree has helped me navigate and resolve multiple tax-related issues for my small business. Without them, I’d still be going blind on paperwork and research, and my issues would not yet be resolved.
E. B. Capital Markets LLC; Durham, NH
Todd Campbell E. B. Capital Markets LLC; Durham, NH

Why Choose a New Hampshire Tax Professional?

The New Hampshire tax system is one of the most complex in the country. For over 25 years, the staff at Appletree Business Services has  specialized in understanding and staying current with the tax code.  Steve Feinberg (@CPAsteve) has published numerous articles about the effect of New Hampshire taxation on small businesses.

Although New Hampshire has no personal income tax, small businesses must be aware of the countless other taxes including the Meals and Rentals Tax, Business Profits Tax, Business Enterprise Tax and the Interest and Dividends Tax, and the interplay between them. Typical techniques by an LLC, S Corporation,  C Corporation, or a Partnership that have been used to save Federal taxes in other states can very easily result in triggering unanticipated and substantial taxes in New Hampshire.

As part of creating Business Financial Confidence, we give small businesses the certainty that all required taxes are accurate and done timely. In selecting a tax adviser, it is important to choose one that is an expert in New Hampshire taxation and also understands all the nuances between the Business Profits, Business Enterprise, and Interest and Dividends Tax as well as the implications for LLC’s operating as an S or C corporation in this state.