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  • How to Be Successful in Business
    How to Be Successful in Business Over the years, I’ve been asked on many occasions to speak at schools, universities, and colleges on my experience as an accountant and, more […]
  • What is Job Satisfaction?
    What is Job Satisfaction? When employees resign, they often cite that they’ve been offered more money as a reason for them leaving. The question I keep asking myself is to […]
  • Being the owner doesn’t make you right.
    Being the owner doesn’t make you right. Let’s say you’re in the process of renovating your office space.  You think the receptionist’s desk should be moved to a 45-degree angle […]
  • Why is marketing for accountants and bookkeepers unique?
    Why is marketing for accountants and bookkeepers unique? Accountants and bookkeepers are a unique breed and don’t advertise the same way as other products or services would. Products will usually […]
  • Has Tax Season Left You Burnt Out?
    Has Tax Season Left You Burnt Out? So, you survived tax season. Whew. Quite the haul.Was it good? Bad? Thrived? Barely survived? Regardless of what this tax season was like, […]
  • Motivating your team to work longer hours during tax season.
    Motivating your team to work longer hours during tax season. I know it’s tax season and the last thing you need right now is to read a long newsletter. So, […]
  • Time – Quite the beast to master and tame.
    Time – Quite the beast to master and tame. With tax season once again upon us, the pressure of making every minute count and be productive is never higher. With this […]
  • Fear and Anxiety
    Fear and Anxiety I was recently listening to a podcast from “the Professional Noticer” by Andy Andrews in which he talks about conquering fear. It really resonated with me as I feel my […]
  • Directors of First Impressions
    Directors of First Impressions My car needed the rear bumper replaced due to a collision it had been involved in, so I phoned the dealer where I bought my car […]
  • Avoiding Burnout
    Avoiding Burnout First, let me say that I’m not at all qualified to write an article on burnout, much less give you advice on how to avoid it or recuperate […]
  • How Important are Team Retreats
    How Important are Team Retreats? Team retreats are a lot of work. Retreats take time to organize and the cost associated with hosting a retreat can be a huge deterrent. […]
  • Don’t Fight Fire with Fire
    Don’t Fight Fire with Fire Dealing with Angry Clients There’s probably very little that will stress a practitioner more than an angry client. You know the type: red face, veins […]
  • Don’t Let a Good Idea Die
    Don’t Let a Good Idea Die: How to generate and implement a good idea Last week I read a blog post by Seth Godin, marketing guru, on good ideas and how […]
  • Ridiculous Times
    Ridiculous Times And How to Survive Them Oh no! Not another article on COVID-19! Yeah, yeah, I know.  If you’re like me, you may be thinking,  “if I hear one […]
  • 5 Best Sales Pitch Practices (and Why they Work)
    5 Best Sales Pitch Practices (and Why they Work) The Empathetic Pitch They Won’t Forget! What is an Empathetic Pitch? An empathetic pitch is a method of selling services that […]
  • Why Having a Mentor is Important?
    Why Having a Mentor is Important? Starting your own practice is a challenging initiative. Starting any company, for that matter, is hard! Business decisions and their consequences fall on your […]
  • Why Does Culture Matter?
    Why Does Culture Matter? “They see the work that needs doing, why don’t they just do it?” Or how about, “I don’t know what it is about this younger generation […]
  • Put yourself in the receiver’s shoes
    Put yourself in the receiver’s shoes I had been in practice for a number of years, working hard at servicing my clients, asking for referrals and trying to figure out […]
  • Calibrating our moral compass
    Calibrating our moral compass I recently discovered that a recruiting company had made contact, by email at work, with several of my team, doing their best to entice them to […]