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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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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Recently, I turned down a very good business opportunity. The opportunity presented unlimited long-term growth potential. With exceptional people who are leaders in their field. People who share my vision and values. The work provided a healthy balance of challenge, growth and fulfillment. And it paid well. You may be wondering…what was I thinking?! What…

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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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The 2018 CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA.org) IT Benchmark Survey found that more than half of responding member firms had moved the majority of their applications and IT Infrastructure to cloud/hosted application providers instead of building and maintaining networks themselves.  Read below why this trend is accelerating and why your firm should be considering the…

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There’s a lot being written and talked about on firm transformation and innovation today. You can’t go a few minutes on social media without being inundated with content. There are daily articles from the industry’s top publications. Every conference has multiple speakers on the topic. Suffice it to say, the hype is strong. And while…

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Have you ever wondered how you can be a better boss? If you have, I acknowledge you for asking this question. It means you want to learn. It means you want to be better. It means you care about your role, your team and your organization. Many people never even ask this question! There is a…

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Once you’ve decided to offer flexible work options for your staff, what’s next? Flexible work arrangements are not a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, there are nine types of flexible work arrangements. Flextime Flextime involves giving staff flexibility on the start and finish times of their working day, typically with a mandatory “core” time in the…

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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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“Oh no, we’ve been hacked.” Words no one wants to hear, but a potential reality for accounting firms and their clients.  Because of the significant amount of personally identifiable information stored within CPA firms, every single one, regardless of size, is a potential target.  Take into account the broad range of security capabilities amongst firm…

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