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Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk

bbr companies llc

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (like rustic without the “t”) is the founder and owner of bbr companies llc. After having built a widely recognized and respected marketing firm, bbr marketing, she decided to make a big change in 2017 and scale her business back so she could focus on what she does best and brings her the most joy. And thus her part-time chief marketing officer service was born. Most firms can benefit from the input of a seasoned, experienced strategic marketer, but don’t need or want to invest in that resource full-time. This way partners can focus on what they do best with the knowledge that their marketing (and often their marketing team) is being managed by an expert with their strategic plan always in mind.


During the CPA Consultants’ Alliance recent meeting, we discussed key issues facing the public accounting profession. Based on this conversation, we created recommendations that firm leaders can do in five fundamental areas of focus to transform the business model in their firm into a sustainable, future-ready model that attracts and retains the next generation of talent and clients.

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4 Surprising Facts About Remote Accountants

By Jeff Phillips | March 25, 2020

You know by now that the remote revolution is upon us. Workers are embracing work-from-home options and flooding to the gig economy in droves. According to a 2017 report, 3.9 million employees currently work from home at least half the time. That’s a 115% increase in remote workers since 2005. But misconceptions about remote work permeate the…

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What is Your Why and Why Does it Matter?

By Sarah Elliott | March 11, 2020

These days, it seems like we’re always rushing around. We’re always busy, busy…we love to cross things off our to-do list. How often do you stop to think about why you’re doing all the things you’re doing? Why do you do the things you do, in your work and in your personal life? I’ll be the first to…

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5 Areas of Focus for Firm Transformation

By Arianna Campbell | February 26, 2020

By now, firms know they need to change. The question now is HOW? As firm leaders read articles, attend conferences and talk to peers, it seems they are looking or hoping for the solution that will magically transform their firm. Unfortunately, there is no magic solution. However, you can take steps to determine the right…

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