The World Beyond Compliance

Here’s a question:  What portion of your revenues are derived from compliance work – e.g., tax preparation and IRS representation; bookkeeping; QuickBooks setup, clean-up, and training; payroll; and audit work – versus value-added work – e.g., revenue improvement, business consulting, profit margin analysis, and workflow improvement projects?

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Celebrating How Far You’ve Come

Think back to December 4, 2012 for just a minute.  Where were you in your business?  What were your revenues, salary, and profits at that time?  What were your clients like?  What were your biggest issues? If we don’t occasionally look back to take a snapshot at

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Links I Like

10 Ways Women Can Dare To Grow Their Businesses Big http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2013/11/06/10-ways-women-can-dare-to-grow-their-businesses-big/ CPAs say working with a business coach gives them a cutting edge http://www.accountingweb.com/article/cpas-say-working-business-coach-gives-them-cutting-edge/222684?source=education Hot topics to consider as busy season approaches http://www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/PrivateCompaniesPracticeSection/NewsAndPublications/SmallFirmSolutions/Pages/Hot-Topics.aspx How and When to Raise Your Fees http://www.accountingweb.com/article/how-and-when-raise-your-accounting-firms-prices/222699 Xero adds more new features http://www.accountingtoday.com/accounting-technology/news/Xero-Adds-Data-and-Document-Management-Features68712-1.html

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Links I Like

Airlines to Allow Tech Gadgets from Gate to Gate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24761329 Find a ProAdvisor Within QBO http://www.accountingtoday.com/accounting-technology/news/Intuit-Connects-Users-to-Certified-ProAdvisors-Within-QuickBooks-Online68603-1.html 5 Lessons to Learn About Social Media http://mainstreetpractitioner.nsacct.org/Vizion5/viewer.aspx?issueID=12&pageID=18 Awesome App winners announced at Sleeter Conference http://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/vendor-news/2014-“awesome-app-winners-announced”/ What’s Most Important to Your Clients? http://cpatrendlines.com/2013/11/04/jennifer-warawa-sage-sleeter-solutions-2013-top-tweets

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Links I Like

Xero and Intuit “Drah-Mah” http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/13/xero-intuit-funding/ Marketing video  I found on the AccountantsWorld website http://youtu.be/E4uEFX-cvZ0 Fortune Reveals Top Women in Business http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505268_162-57606871/fortune-reveals-top-women-in-business/ This Netflix Employee Just Raised the Bar for Awesome Customer Service – A Must-Read for Trekkies http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/11/awesome-netflix-customer-service-conversation/#! Four Roadblocks to Women in Business http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2013/10/09/4-roadblocks-to-women-in-business/

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Seven Quick Social Media Tips

It’s likely your friends and peers are urging you to get on the social media bandwagon.  Hearing about social media is unavoidable these days. We have many clients that feel stressed about the whole topic.  The stress or guilt comes in when they don’t really want to

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