About Us

Innovative Business Service (IBS) is a payroll and bookkeeping organization that provides numerous business services, including Human Resources/Staffing Solutions and Bookkeeping Solutions for small to mid-sized companies. In so doing, IBS relieves companies of the administrative burden of managing those issues, and also provides professional oversight regarding compliance with laws and best business practices.

After ten years as Innovative Payroll Service, IBS has reformed itself in 2012 as a general human resources service company and reorganized to offer clients a broader array of services.

IBS offers an integrated suite of business support services including employee benefit administration, HR management, payroll processing, staffing, and consulting.

The foundation of IBS’s operating philosophy is an enhanced level of personal, professional service. Face-to-face human encounters are valued by clients when dealing with sensitive cash and personnel related issues. IBS makes those encounters easy, productive, economical, and enjoyable.

Cheryl Harris- Brown, CEO

The IBS management team is headed by Cheryl Harris-Brown, the company founder. Cheryl is responsible for executive policy and strategic decisions in addition to key account development and day-to-day operations oversight.

Her background consists of more than 37 years of business management experience, including 20 of those years working for several small and mid-sized companies and more than 17 years running her own firm. Those positions afforded her a client’s perspective and appreciation for high quality service….. the view from the other side, "the customer”. Therefore, making it apparent, "what the customer wants."

IPS was created in 2002 because Cheryl saw the need for her service to the small business owner. She advised and helped small businesses improve and manage their business by offering a wide range of services that include preparing and delivering pay checks, electronically depositing federal/state payroll taxes, filing new hire and quarterly reports, issuing W-2s /1099s forms while also offering all aspects of health insurance and a workers compensation “pay as you go” program. For a small business, that was the “One-Stop Shop” model.

Cheryl’s love and commitment to each client is very important to her, regardless of the company’s size. She works closely with each client to personalize their service. Her philosophy is: “No two clients are alike because each has individualized needs”. She and her staff are committed to the personalizing the needs of each client. IBS provides excellent service to clients throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Vermont, Illinois, Alabama and California.

Contact us today if you need a staffing and bookkeeping organization with a proven track record of performance. We proudly serve clients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.