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All is Fair in Love and Talent War!

CPA firms compete in two markets: the client market and the talent market.  I’ve had several conversations recently with firms that are turning down work due to talent constraints, stating that they cannot find people.  You don’t have to look too deep in Accounting Today or...

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The Hidden Cost of Busy Season

I've previously discussed the benefits of busy season.  And I certainly understand it's a time where we generate significant revenue.  As we know, there are costs as well, some of which are considerable.  Deadline compression can lead to employee burnout and turnover, a higher...

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Creating an Edge for the CPA Industry

I had the pleasure recently of chatting with Michael Warady on his Podcast, “Strategies and Ideas for U.S. Businesses.”  I got out of the gate a little slowly, but Michael and I had a great talk about the tremendous opportunities that exist for CPA firms, some key areas where...

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The CPA Continuing Education Challenge

It’s June.  For CPAs in Colorado and around the country, 2021 is the end of the two-year continuing professional education (CPE) reporting period.  Seven months to go to meet the minimum requirement to maintain your license!  Procrastination can get the best of us during...

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Shark Attack

During a recent business trip, I spent some time in the hotel decompressing while watching Shark Tank reruns.  In a 2013 episode, Jamie Siminoff presented his doorbot concept – a WiFi-enabled doorbell that allows you to see video of and talk to people as they arrive at your front...

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Of Mice & Men

Go with me on this; I promise that I’ll connect the dots to business.

After reading the article “How to Get Rid of Mice Without Actually Killing Them,” I wonder why anyone would spare their lives.  They’re conducive to filth and structural degradation of your...

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Either/Or Vs. Both/And

Why does it have to be one way or the other?  Why do we have to be so binary?

I’m a huge fan of Peter Drucker, and he is famous for many things.  But one of the quotes that he is famous for is “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  The jury is still out as to...

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The Downside of Growth

It's hard to believe that we are a month into 2021 already. I hope the year is off to a great start. Will it be a growth year for you and your firm?

There is no shortage of reasons for pursuing growth. The Law of Attraction seems to come into play – growth attracts growth, and money tends...

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