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Zero Tolerance for Process Compliance: A Blueprint for Success

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In the bustling world of professional firms, where precision and efficiency are prized commodities, the adherence to processes can often feel like a balancing act on a tightrope. Yet, in the pursuit of excellence, it’s imperative to create an environment where processes are not just followed but revered. Enter zero tolerance – a mindset shift…

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Mastering Client Engagement: A Guide to Asking the Right Questions for Business Success

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The importance of asking your clients the right questions can have a profound impact on your accounting business’s success. Whether you’re assessing practices, gathering feedback, or fostering professional trust, creating a space for clients to express themselves is invaluable and makes for great client engagement. Initial Contact Begin with understanding how prospective clients find you.…

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The Love Of Learning

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I thought I would ask my daughter, Jess, to help me out with an article for this month. Jess is a 34-year-old skilled graduate journalist working in digital media and I wanted to know her thoughts on learning, so we put this article together which I feel is very relevant to the accounting industry. As…

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Hard decisions

You know the feeling. You come to the office and get stuck into your “To Do” list. You focus on addressing those day-to-day business issues – but lurking in the corner like a bad smell are those things that you know that you need to do but you just can’t bring yourself to do it.…

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Navigating price increases – how much?

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Way back in the 1970s when there were Oil Shocks One and Two the inflation genie got out of the bottle and started to run wild with price increases everywhere. It was many years before it was corralled. The 70s were the years of Current Cost Accounting – the attempt to value assets and liabilities…

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Unlock your Strategy Development Services

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One of the best ways accounting firms can expand their business advisory service offering is to provide strategy development services to clients. Not only does this set the client’s strategic business direction: it offers a variety of additional value-added engagement opportunities. Perhaps the ideal first step is to undertake a strategic planning workshop on your…

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Unlocking the Secret of Being a Gun Leader

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Leadership skills are essential to progressing your career for a wide range of reasons including: You already know that and will undoubtedly be looking forward to discovering more about this (and other insights) at the 2023 Young Guns Workshop. There is one leadership skill that isn’t often mentioned that truly is a critical one. It’s…

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Time for some New Year’s resolutions?

Happy New Year! I hope that your year has been a great success and that you’re not getting lapped. Hopefully your 2022 work is cleared away and ready for the 2023 work to start. If you’ve been on holiday with the kids I hope you haven’t been caught up in the airport chaos. Whether or…

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Unleashing Growth Potential: Developing a Niche Industry Market for Your Firm

Golf professionals require accounting firms that go beyond compliance services, offering valuable advisory services to improve their financial position both on and off the course. Drawing from 18 years of experience in the industry, I have identified the top ten actions that accounting firms can provide to add value to golf professionals’ financial strategies. Discover…

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