Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis Show: Giada at Home Episode: Giada’s Chili Favorites Total: 4 hr 5 min Prep: 50 min Cook: 3 hr 15 min Yield: 4 to 6 servings Level: Intermediate Ingredients 3 pounds meaty short ribs, with bone Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper One 2-ounce package dried New Mexico chiles (about 8), … Continue reading Short Rib Chili
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to show your love and affection for someone special in your life. But are your clients part of the celebration? Most of you probably say no, but I argue they should be. Now, I’m not suggesting you run over to Walgreen’s and get some Charlie Brown valentine cards, rather, … Continue reading Are you showing your clients the love they deserve?
I just got off the phone with a coaching client who set a goal for herself of 10% top line growth or about $350,000 of new revenue. In the simplest of worlds this may lead you to believe that her practice consists of a $3.5M client base. However, in her world, this assumption is far … Continue reading Don’t forget about attrition when considering your 2018 revenue goals
My accountant, Adam, is my hero. As a small business owner focused on his craft, I have neither the time nor skills to maintain the financial aspects of my company. My hero makes sure everything is taken care of for me. From taxes to cash-flow planning to monthly statements to year-end tax planning to … Continue reading I Can’t Live without my Accountant. Can your Clients live without You?
After the crush of busy season is over, it’s the perfect time to get out and have meaningful discussions with your clients. Discussions that go beyond the technical or project that you’ve recently working on with them. Questions that probe wants, fears, pains and build rapport on a personal level. Get an update on how … Continue reading It’s Client Development Time
Recipe Courtesy of Judi Stowell from Food Network Magazine Time Total: 1 hr 5 min Active: 20 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy Ingredients For the Wings: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for the pan 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joints, tips removed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon granulated garlic … Continue reading Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
I can’t think of a better day to create a short list of clients you’ll fire than the day after a major tax deadline. On this day, the pain and frustration of dealing with “D” clients is fresh and it presents the perfect opportunity to “right size” your practice. Still, too few of us … Continue reading Today’s a Great day to Fire “D” Clients
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Recently, I had lunch with a mentor and we were talking about a mutual client. He was telling me how he recently recommended to them to start an “innovation fund” to fuel growth in consulting services. Then, a week later, I was at a conference and a Top 25 managing partner talked about his firms’ … Continue reading Do you have an Innovation Fund at your Firm?
Technology is becoming more important to CPA firm practices every year. Firms large and small are increasingly looking to technology to optimize efficiencies, improve processes, and reduce errors and risk. At the same time they want to increase remote access for staff, foster better client team communication/collaboration, and provide real-time information to clients in the … Continue reading 8th Annual CPA Firm Technology Management Seminar