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How to Properly Take Your Firm’s Temperature

It’s a fairly obvious thing to do – in order to figure out if your firm is blossoming or withering you set up a measuring stick and make a notch each financial quarter. What is perhaps not quite so obvious is what those notches should represent. An auto-shop can have the most efficient tools in the world, but the garage itself isn’t going to prosper if there aren’t happy clients wanting them to be used. So, in terms of your firm’s health, what should you be measuring instead?   Read More

Expertise is Marketing

You have great employees. You’re outsourcing. You’re a wizard at accounting itself. And none of it matters because you have no clients. That being said, what do you do if you’re a brand new start-up and you just straight up don’t have the money? It’s time to get the word out that you’re the expert accountant when it comes to something. Anything at all.  Read More

Should You Be Charging More?

There’s a common chain of events that plagues struggling accounting firms. To stay competitive there’s only one thing you can really do – lower your prices. And all the while you’re scrambling to grab up even more low-value clients which in itself costs more time, and of course it also means you’re continuously adding to your workload just to break even.  Read More

Tips for Attracting High-end Clients

If your firm is still in its infant stages, how do you attract these big-time clients? Let’s use this article to flip things around a bit and look at accounting firms through the eyes of an A-lister on the prowl for an accountant and/or business advisor.  Read More

Quick Tips to Help You Become a Better Leader

As you grow your firm’s team you’re going to discover that being an accounting wizard does not translate into being a top tier leader. The weaker your leadership skills, the more you’re going to have to make up for the lackluster performance turned in by your team. That defeats the whole purpose of bringing in new people in the first place. Happily, leadership qualities can be grown, just like your accounting skillset. Here are some leadership tips to keep in mind as you bring new people in under you.  Read More

Affordable Employee Perks for Small Firms

The ultimate point is that there’s no need to break the bank in order to offer cool perks. Like anything else in building a business, choosing the best perks is an experiment. Don’t be afraid to tweak and tinker your offered perks until you hit on a combination that has your employees praising your name on their Facebook account.  Read More

Get Good at Growth

We talk about growth a lot in our emails to you. It’s why BOSS exists – to help Australian and New Zealand firms attain growth. That’s why it’s important to us that we’re all on the same page about what “growth” really is.  Read More

Have You Still Not Gone Paperless?

Looking to boost your firm’s efficiency? It’s time to go paperless. There are programs and apps out there now to cover just about any need you have, from file workflows to interoffice communications. The big question though is why make the change at all? Here are 12 solid reasons why you should join your competition in the digital age.  Read More

15 Quick Tweaks to Boost Your Leadership Skills

Poor leadership is a death by a thousand cuts. This week we’re going to jump right into a variety of actions you may or may not be taking that are diminishing your leadership role in your firm. That diminished role can be costing you productivity, time, and even employees who think their efforts might best be spent helping to build a competing firm.  Read More

Are You a Bad Boss?

The American National Bureau of Economic Research did a study looking into the bottom-line impact of bad bosses. The numbers are pretty scary, but you’re fairly certain you’re not a bad boss. You think your team likes you. You don’t think that your leadership is costing your firm productivity. Right? Well, if you’re not 100% sure here are some pointers you can look out for in your routine to see if you’re a bad boss.  Read More

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