Initial Results from Intuit’s 2013 Average Billing Rates Survey

As an international trainer for Intuit®, I get to meet accounting professionals from across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom … and I’ve discovered we have a lot in common. It seems a lot of us face challenges in finding and retaining clients in this difficult economy. In addition, we are usually so busy that we overlook the importance of good client service – which is important to cultivating and maintaining client loyalty and our trusted advisor relationship.  Read more

Michelle Long Named a Top 100 Champion and Community Choice Honoree in the 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards

Plus, Long for Success Blog Named Community Choice Honoree too!

The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market.

The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful. The Champions are chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year toward: Read more

2013 Intuit Accountants Rate Survey — Please Help with the Average Billing Rates Survey!

The Intuit Accountants Rate Survey is a great resource for accounting professionals.  The last survey of average billing rates was in 2011 with some of the results shared here.  Now it’s time for the 2013 survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey so we have great results to share with everyone.   Due to the sensitive nature of billing rates, all replies are kept confidential and you will not be asked for your name, email or other identifying information.

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Intuit Helps Accountants Find Freedom in the Cloud

New, Free QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program provides easier access to Intuit’s leading online accounting solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2013 – Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced the launch of the Intuit QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program, a free program designed to help accounting professionals start and grow their practice using Intuit’s leading online financial and employee management solutions. The announcement was made at the 2013 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase in Rosemont, Ill.  Read more

QuickBooks 2013 Give Away, Billing Rates Survey, Trip to London and More

Make sure you stay subscribed to the Long for Success Blog because I still have QuickBooks 2013 prizes to give away over the next few weeks!  Here’s a few things I wanted to share:

2013 Intuit Accounting Pro Rate Survey

Intuit’s average billing rate survey is a very useful resource and many accountants and bookkeepers refer to it often. There are links to the old survey results on the resources page of my website here. Read more

Want a sneak peek into Accountant’s Accelerator 2014 (and complimentary CPE)?

If you are looking for an edge that will help you grow your accounting practice, there truly is nothing else in the accounting industry like my partner Sandi Smith Leyva’s Accountant’s Accelerator program.  If you have heard of it but haven’t checked it out, I’d like to invite you to a complimentary, no-strings webinar she is hosting:  “Accountant’s Accelerator 2014 Sneak Peek.”   Read more

Are You Working Hard in Your Business, But Taking Home Less Than You’d Like?

If you’re working hard at serving your clients’ bookkeeping needs, but taking home less than you would like, then you’re not alone. The market for bookkeeping services is limited by what clients will pay, and some areas are more competitive than others.

If you keep working hard without raising your rates, you will stay stuck at your current revenue level. The question is how to leverage the bookkeeping skills you already have into more highly-valued and higher-paying services that will benefit both you and your client. Read more

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