By Rob Nixon
Most accounting firms are operating their business by default – not operating their business by design.
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Most accounting firms just seem to exist. They get through the years with a limited plan; they seem to “acquire” a bunch of clients who are a hodgepodge of make, model and size. They do not typically run the firm like a business, and worst of all the partners typically operate the firm based on learnings from the partners of the firms where they used to be employees.