How To Make Your Relationships With CPAs Stronger

The average CPA firm services over 800 clients each year. Typically, advisors want to build relationships with a CPA with the hope of being introduced to those clients. But the reality is, most of these relationships produce less than 10 introductions each year (yes, really). Is it worth the time you invest into that relationship for just a handful of introductions each year?What if you could get more than that? It’s possible. You just have to get a little creative.Typically, the … [Read more...]

How To Avoid The Tax Season Hangover

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If you’re like most of the CPAs we know, you’re working 60-100 hours per week during tax season. Your staff is exhausted. You’re exhausted. And your family is exhausted, too, because you’re not home very much and when you are, you’re not present. It’s not good for anyone.Hang in there, soldier. You’re almost at the finish line!But wait, before you get there, there’s something you need to think about—The Tax Season Hangover.If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, you know … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Entity

Which entity

Which type of entity is right for you? There are four types of entities and the one you choose can either work for you or against you. Let’s take a good look at some of the more important pros and cons associated with each entity type. 1) Sole ProprietorshipThis is the most common business structure. It’s easy to form and it offers owners complete control. The downside?  The owner is personally responsible and liable for all financial obligations of the business. If you get sued … [Read more...]

How Wealthy CPA’s Profit From Answering “Quick” Questions

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This time of year, every minute counts.  And that’s why there are few things as frustrating as clients that call with pesky, “quick” questions that often, are not quick at all.  And worse yet, they suck away minutes from the clock—5 minutes here, 15 minutes there—until before you know it, you’ve lost several hours during your very busiest season and you haven’t been paid a dime.Not that you want to nickel and dime your clients—you don’t—however, something’s got to give.  Your time and … [Read more...]

How To Conduct An Income Growth Strategy Session

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During tax season, most CPA’s put in at least 60 hours of work each week. They don't have the ability to look at growth opportunities for their clients at this time. It’s an exhausting few months filled with tight deadlines, anxious clients and more often than not, too few hours in the day to get everything on the to-do list done.It’s not uncommon for the clients your CPA networks manage to request help growing their wealth during tax season. After all, for many, this is when they take a … [Read more...]