Take this quiz to see whether you’re phoning it in. Do you seek out opportunities to learn new things that will help your clients overcome their most difficult challenges? Selling value-creation advisory services is truly a slam dunk with most … Continued
Turn the habits of everyday friendship into business skills. By Jean Marie Caragher The 90-Day Marketing Plan for CPA Firms Since strong client relationships contribute to client satisfaction, longevity and lead generation, partners often encourage their managers and staff to … Continued
Accountants relieve their worst headaches. CPA Trendlines sources are reporting on how much time and money small businesses spend each year on accounting and tax preparation and each month on payroll administration. The data should support practitioners’ value proposition to … Continued
We’ve found at least 50 items. What would you add? By Ed Mendlowitz The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor QUESTION: What type of information should be kept in, or as, permanent files? RESPONSE: A permanent file should be maintained for each … Continued
Use these busy days to get to know your clients better. With a few quick questions, every client meeting can turn into a new relationship-building opportunity. Ask how the firm is doing as a whole to assess satisfaction. Ask some … Continued
Try these 6 ideas to stop losing business to competitors. By Sandi Smith Leyva The Accountant’s Accelerator It’s rare that I lose business to competitors, and it’s also not an accident. If you are losing business to your competitors, here … Continued
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How clients value the intangibles. By Hitendra Patil Pransform Inc. “What leader has the most positive influence in your daily life?” The answers to that Gallup Poll question may be astoundingly important for CPAs who strive to make a positive … Continued
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Becoming a ‘trusted advisor.’ By Sandi Smith Leyva The Accountant’s Accelerator Here’s a question: What portion of your revenues are derived from compliance work – e.g., tax preparation and IRS representation; bookkeeping; QuickBooks setup, cleanup and training; payroll; and audit … Continued
Are you charging too little? Do you have the right clients…?
“I have had a client for 12 years and until recently he has been a pleasure…”