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Category Archives: Industry

October 1, 2014 | Industry | Posted by Adam Bobay Adam Bobay

15 Potent Ways to Confront Employee Turnover

As the economy recovers, employers are beginning to see more employees leaving again. According to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, in the professional services industry over 53.4% of employee turnover was voluntary during the last four months (vs. 38% in 2009). With the economy improving and the emergence of “Free Agent Nation” and Gen…

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February 6, 2014 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

7 Things About the Cloud Your Boss Wants to Know

1) Where are the files going?   Simple answer, a web server that is probably nowhere near your office. Companies like Microsoft have over 1 million servers of their own. Google is estimated to have 900,000 servers, and hosting companies like Amazon (approximately 450,000) and RackSpace (just over 94,000) have quite a few themselves. Odds…

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November 29, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Bean Counter Podcast with CEO Ryan Watson

Our CEO was recently featured on Andrew Argue’s up-and-coming podcast The Bean Counter. Recent guests on the show have included modern accounting evangelist Jody Padar, CPA Study Guru Peter Olinto, and popular CPA and writer, Greg Kyte. Take a listen as Ryan talks about his crazy path to tech entrepreneurship, and check out some of Andrew’s…

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November 10, 2013 | Industry Tech | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Accountant & Techie: Tweets from #Solutions13

Unfortunately our team wasn’t able to make it to Vegas this year for the Sleeter Group’s 2013 Accounting Solutions Conference. But thanks to the power of Twitter we stayed on top of all the action and wanted to deliver some of our favorite tweets from #Solutions13!   Drury: If a small business has an accountant…

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July 25, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Why Now is the Time to Become an Accounting Professional

Indicated by a recently released AICPA report, hiring numbers for accounting grads is at an all-time high. Naturally this means every incoming freshman should be looking at accounting as his or her major of choice, right? Not necessarily, but let’s talk about 5 reasons why now is the right time to become an accountant.   1)…

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July 11, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Accountants: Why Fire a Client?

Accountants are masochists by trade. Seasonality of the CPA and public accounting industries dictate months of our lives to be pure hell. Maybe “pure hell” is dramatic, but let’s just say we dream of beaches often during February, March, and April. While our ability to endure is higher than most professions, don’t let that skew…

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July 10, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Don’t be a CPA Zombie

As some of you know, we’re currently involved in The Brandery startup accelerator. Today’s speaker, Tarek Kamil, really resononated with us (other speakers, we love you too!) So In efforts to encourage others, we wanted to share Tarek’s recent Tedx Talk. We hope you enjoy as much as we did. [maxbutton id=”1″]

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July 5, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Celebrating the Independence of You

Today I grabbed lunch with an old friend, and as expected, we reminisced over our public accounting days. Something that people who work in “those jobs” typically do. I hear the same gripes from investment banking friends, PR friends, and lawyer friends. Many of us have worked that big, high stress, not enough pay, why…

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June 26, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

The Entrepreneurial Accountant

  Today’s accountants are more entrepreneurial minded than ever before. They’re not simply accountants, but not because being an accountant is simple. Yet the internet landscape has shifted the market and each of our places in it. We compete against every other accountant on the web based upon specialization, quality, price, customization. You name it.…

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June 24, 2013 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

New Client, Same Answer

The accounting world tends to move at a snail’s pace. Why? Because it’s dominated by much larger entities. The government (SEC, IRS) run regulatory oversite. The AICPA, NASBA, and state society of CPAs run organizational components. Several large software players have largely dictated the pace of innovation. And after all, we have “the big four”…

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