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Boost Your Productivity: 8 Time Management Strategies for Accountants

As a CPA, you have a lot on your plate. But create some extra time in your day by making these simple improvements.
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Why Accountants Are Now the New Trusted (Technology) Advisor

The software-as-a-service revolution is upon us, bringing with it challenges and opportunities for accountants.
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Consider These 3 Tax-Time Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Accounting Practice

Tax season isn’t just about getting the job done. It’s also the best time to think strategically for the coming year.
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8 Ways CPAs Can Raise Their Visibility in a Country Club Environment

OK, you got through the door. What’s next? There are steps you can take to increase your visibility. But be tactful about it.
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The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
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7 Stupid Things Never to Say to Any of Your Accounting Clients

They slip out by accident, but leave a longstanding bad impression. Here are some clues in watching what you say.
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Three Tips to Cross-Selling More Services to Your Tax Clients

Your clients already like your tax work—so use this as a springboard to launch new engagements.
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8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Accounting Clients

With clients, it’s not always what you say—it's how you say it. A guide to putting your best foot forward.
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The 7 Key Questions When Thinking About an Accounting Firm Merger

Is it time to merge your firm? And how can you be sure you're not making mistakes that could doom the new entity?
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8 Great Ways to Get New Accounting Clients with Public Speaking

By speaking on an area of expertise, you're seen as a credentialed, qualified professional—not a salesperson.
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Why Your Firm's Next Niche Should be Business Valuation

Don't make tax season your only source of revenue. Business valuation offers a higher profit margin than tax.
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Six Low-Key Ways to Make Your Fellow Alums Your Clients

People like working with professionals they already know. And you have many ways to know your fellow college alums.
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When It Comes to Your Clients, Know How to Talk the Talk

Now is a great time to have a talk with your clients—cementing a current relationship and building new ones.
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Referrals for Experts: 3 Advanced Ways to Get New Clients

By using sophisticated techniques, you can get far more referrals than you may have thought possible.
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How to Become the Most Interesting Accountant in Just 6 Steps

Accountants are not boring—but sometimes they need a little help in putting the right foot forward.
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When It Comes to Client Networking, It Doesn't Pay to Cheap It Out

Some etiquette rules for dining out with clients. It's OK to be frugal, but even better to appear generous.
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The 4 Kinds of Clients You Need to Fire: A Primer for Accountants

No matter how badly you want more clients, there are some who aren't worth it. Be on the lookout.
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The 10 Subtle Steps to Attracting Other People’s Clients

You don’t need to go over the top but you can get potential clients thinking about you as their next accountant.
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How Accountants Can Make Themselves Essential to Their Clients

You have done everything your clients expect from you. Now, do everything they didn't expect.
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Embrace a New Role: The Accountant as Charity Fundraiser

It can be scary to get started, but it will bring you into a new world of good works—and good connections.

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