Valentine’s Day and Your Tax Returns

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day! A day filled with thoughts of love, chocolate, romance and your tax returns. Yes, I did say it – your tax returns. Why would such words come out of my mouth on such a wistful February day? There are many reasons! And the three articles that I found below outline them quite… Read More



The Power Of Your Firm’s Story

How would you answer these questions: Tell me about your firm What makes you different? Why do client’s come to your firm? What value do they get from your services? It would not be surprising if you struggled a little to come up with your answers. CPA firms, particularly small and mid sized, tend not… Read More



It’s Time To Get Organized For Tax Season!

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 28, 2019. With less than 3 weeks to go until the official kick off to tax season, I thought I would compile a list of “Things To Do” that will help tax preparers get organized for tax season and make… Read More


What’s On Your Firm’s Holiday Wish List?

    How About a Better Way to Document Engagement Decisions? Wouldn’t it be a fabulous gift if engagement acceptance and continuance decisions could be more automated, compliant, and relevant?  What about filling in practice aides related to preparation of financial statements, compilations, and reviews?  Same answer, right?  How can technology be leveraged to accomplish… Read More



Time To Be Inspired

Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Inspiration can fill us with a new zest for what’s ahead and can allow us the insight and vision to tackle a current problem, issue or situation. On some days you can be inspired by simply walking… Read More


You Only Get Out What You Put In

At this year’s Rainmaker Companies SuperConference in Indianapolis, I had the privilege of leading the Friday morning Fun Run. At 6:30 on a warm, but thankfully overcast morning, 5 of us set off on a new course. Unfamiliar with the terrain and the pace of the group, I quickly assessed everyone’s comfort level, activated my… Read More


The What, Where and Why of Blockchain

You can’t attend a technology or financial conference without hearing the term Blockchain. While some are starting to pick up on how and where this technology fits in, many of us are still struggling. To make things a bit simpler for those of us that are still trying to really understand what the big deal… Read More