Practice Improvement

3 Ideas to Amplify Your Business Development Efforts

Want know what it takes to grow your business? Here are 3 concepts for business development that are worth sharing. Ask the Right Questions One of the best sessions we attended at AAM 2018 was Focus Groups from Hinton Burdick’s Kacey Jones. We’ve been talking about it for years – your success in business development…

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3 Steps for Building a Strengths-Based Firm

The war for talent has been going on for quite a while, and your team is feeling the impact. Staff is overextended. You’re losing key team members to other firms and they need to be replaced. You know you want the best possible hire, someone who can quickly start contributing and who will hopefully stay…

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THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION HAS BEEN DISRUPTED.

This probably isn’t an earth-shattering revelation if you’re an accountant. Over the last decade, your ability to make a decent living doing compliance work has decreased dramatically. Commercial tax operations are offering tax returns for incredibly low prices–in some cases, companies are even doing tax returns for free. If you’re the owner of a small or…

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Small Steps to Big Change

Each year, firms hope to be more productive and profitable than the last. However, many want productivity and increased profits while everything else stays the same. In the midst of the full workloads, it can be difficult to embrace change, but making small, effective changes will position your firm for success throughout the year. Kaizen…

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3 Key Lean Improvements

As we head into another busy season, many firm leaders are finalizing an implementing the changes they have made since last year with an eye toward improving efficiency, capacity, consistency and ultimately, client value – essentially implementing Lean Six Sigma. If you’re already working in a Lean firm, then you’re currently working in a culture…

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How and Why You Should Prune Your Client Base Annually

Firing clients, also known as Client Pruning, is a natural process for CPA firms that want to grow. The future of the accounting industry is becoming highly specialized and segmented. Pruning your client base to reflect your firm’s strategic goals and vision is a process that creates amazing results when implemented annually. Learn why client…

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2018 CPAFMA Technology Survey Findings – Part 3

CPA Tax and Audit Applications and Technology The CPA Firm Management Association recently conducted its second comprehensive technology survey tailored specifically to member firms with the goal of identifying the applications, products and processes utilized by peers.  Where possible, the survey attempted to identify which applications firms are moving to in the cloud compared to…

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