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...]

How Technology & Outsourcing Can Save You Big Money

Outsourcing Technology

If you’ve ever been to a conference or meeting where a panel of people behind 7 figure success stories share their secrets, you’ve most definitely heard at least one tell you the secret to success is to spend your time working on the tasks that ONLY YOU can do and to begin outsourcing everything else. They’re right. There is absolutely no reason you should be emptying the trash, stocking the kitchen, scanning in tax forms, or securing signatures from your clients in person at this stage in … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Clients Get Organized At Tax Time

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Earlier this month we gave you a glimpse into the typical day of an accountant and last week, we taught you about some great time-saving hacks and technologies that you could share with the CPAs in your network. This week we’re going to give you some tips on how to add value to your relationships with clients by assisting them in coordinating their tax documents for their CPAs and get organized. By helping your client get organized for tax season, you’ll also be helping your client’s CPA. … [Read more...]

The Surprising Link Between Workplace Efficiency & Your Budget

Budget Effeciency

As a tax business owner, you know the importance of constantly looking for ways to reduce costs.  Over the next four weeks, we’re going to help you by sharing four of our favorite cost-reduction strategies. We’ll start by taking a deep dive today into the benefits of increasing workplace efficiency. Workplace efficiency has a sort of domino effect to it: Every time you practice efficiency in the workplace, you decrease the amount of time (and money) you need to spend in order to get things … [Read more...]

How To Work Within A CPAs Schedule

CPA Schedule

As a financial advisor, it’s always good to expand your connections and try to create relationships with new CPAs. In order to do that, it’s important to keep in mind just how hectic tax season gets for CPAs. This will allow you to respect their time and give you the ability to know how to best connect with them and work within their schedule. Let’s take a glimpse into a typical day in the life of a CPA. The average accountant works 60 hours per week during tax season. Most CPAs start each … [Read more...]

Why Your Database Is Your Most Powerful Asset

As the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. Sure, your small business owner clients can bootstrap their new business to a certain extent. However, when it's time to scale and make substantial investments in property and/or personnel, in most cases, outside capital has to be acquired. And truth be told, many of the entrepreneurs you know simply don’t know how to get their hands on the capital they need. On the flip side, investors are always looking for ways to grow their portfolio. … [Read more...]

Must-Have Marketing Resources

If you’re like a lot of CPA’s we talk with, you hate marketing. Often seen as time-consuming, confusing, expensive and often, difficult to quantify—it really struggles to rank a spot on your top ten list of “favorite things to do.” The problem is, marketing is an essential component of your business success story. You really cannot build a thriving business without it.  After all, if you don’t control the way your business shows up in the marketplace, someone else will. And considering the … [Read more...]