Professionals don’t operate in a vacuum.
By Ed Mendlowitz
Call Me Before You Do Anything: The Art of Accounting
I had lunch recently with a colleague who was surprised when I mentioned that I helped another accountant with a problem and “did not charge him.”
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I know this colleague and he is a very nice person. He’s a sole practitioner and seems to like what he does, but he has always complained to me that he wasn’t growing and just kept doing the same things over and over again. He told me at the lunch that he would never help someone the way I did without charging for it.