Grow Your Practice by Helping Clients Achieve Better Results

Thanks to John Power, CEO, BizTools for this guest post.  Please join me with John for a free webinar on this topic.  Details and link to register are at the end of this article.   BizTools


“The Times They Are a-Changin’” – Bob Dylan

Benjamin Franklin once said Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” I think if he were around today he’d agree with Heraclitus that “Change is the only constant”.

I’d also suggest that these days, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes and that change is constantly accelerating”. There’s not a lot we can do about death and taxes (except try and postpone and minimize their impact) but there is definitely something that we can do to cope with the rapid pace of change around technologies and work practices in the SMB accounting space. “Resistance is futile”, so the solution is to embrace change – when and where it makes sense for your practice and your clients. If you want to grow your practice you’ll need to adapt by adopting new technology…the alternative may be to slowly perish.  Read more

Intro to QuickBooks Online / QBO Accountant – Free Webinars + New Session Added to Meet Demand

Increasing numbers of small businesses are choosing to use QuickBooks Online so accounting professionals should be familiar with it to support them. Join me for an intro and overview of QB Online and QBO Accountant. I’ll share some navigation tips and tools for accounting professionals too. You’ll see how easy it is to use QB Online and collaborate and support your clients with the data in the cloud.  Read more

Special Pricing on QuickBooks Accountant 2013 + Free Webinars, New Resources and Special Offers

I wanted to share several special offers, free webinars and other new resources for CPAs, Accountants, Bookkeepers, QuickBooks ProAdvisors and QuickBooks users.

Special 50% off on QuickBooks Accountant 2013 until May 28

If you are an accountant, bookkeeper, tax professional or QuickBooks consultant, then you really should get QuickBooks Accountant and you can save 50% if you order before May 28.  Details here:

QuickBooks Accountant 2013 has the following unique features and tools to help accounting professionals be more efficient and productive. Read more

Finding Industry Averages for Small Businesses to help with Benchmarking, Ratio Analysis or Planning

You can add value for your clients by providing reports with key financial ratios compared to industry averages.   This benchmarking can help clients see how their business is doing compared to others and identify areas for improvement.  Plus, it is a great way for you to deepen your relationship with the client enhancing your position as their trusted business advisor.  In this post, I’ll show a couple of ways to get industry averages for free or some lower cost options if you choose. Read more

Please Join Me at the Ultimate Accounting vCon — it will be a GREAT conference you won’t want to Miss!

It is exciting to see so many CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, consultants and others who have already registered to attend the Ultimate Accounting vCon next week (May 16 and 17).  Sandi Smith Leyva and I (Michelle Long) have been finalizing the presentations and materials and all I can say is WOW!  We have soooooo much great information, resources and ideas to share with you that will help you grow your business and serve your clients better that it is amazing!  It’s not too late to register to join us and you will be glad you did!  All the sessions are recorded so you can listen to them later as needed.  Hundreds of your peers have already registered — don’t get left behind!  Read more

Time Sensitive – If you want to Grow Your Accounting or Bookkeeping Business, Do Not Miss This GREAT Opportunity!

We’re thrilled that many of you have already registered for our Second Annual Accounting vCon on May 16 & 17.  You now have immediate access to some amazing case studies, a BONUS checklist, a BONUS “Dear John” sample letter for clients you need to fire (will be posted ASAP), hundreds of motivated and upbeat peers, and that’s all before the conference even starts!

It’s not too late! Read more