Social Media Basics for Accounting Firms

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By Sandi Leyva
The Complete Guide to Marketing for Tax & Accounting Firms

Social media can be a great marketing channel, but the big challenge is how to keep it from draining all of your time. The key is having rock-solid systems and procedures AND time limits.

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For small businesses trying out social media for the first time or with strict budgets or time limits, I recommend doing minimum activity or only being active in one of the three accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter). Once you get your procedures solidified for these minimum activities, you’ll be able to expand to more venues and more activities if you want to.

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Sandi Smith Leyva

Sandi Leyva

About the Author

Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA.CITP, helps small business owners get more clients, boost their revenues, and achieve their dreams using painless, low-cost marketing strategies.

She's the author of
The Complete Guide to Marketing for Tax & Accounting Firms,
published by CPA Trendlines, which she discusses here:

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Her business experience includes management time at two Fortune 500 companies as well as making payroll every Friday as a small business owner. A seasoned speaker, she has presented her business programs to thousands of conference attendees. Sandi has earned an MBA as well as a masters in neuroscience.

Sandi has written four technology books and over 500 articles for clients such as Microsoft, Intuit, and the American Institute for CPAs, and her most recent book is Following Amelia: A Modern Day 'Round-the-World Flight.

In 1995, Sandi became the sixth American female and the 15th or so female in the world to co-pilot a single-engine airplane around the world. In 2009, Sandi co-founded the American Happiness Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that helps people learn the tools they need to be happy on a long-term basis.

With quite an eclectic background, Sandi is truly a one-of-a-kind grow-your-biz, live-your-dreams coach. She transforms the latest proven scientific methods into millionaire mindsets to help her clients experience how their own hearts, minds, and spirits are their greatest source of personal power.

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