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I recently read an article that claimed “marketing is dead, and loyalty killed it.” While the Harvard Business Review normally publishes thoughtful articles, I don’t believe this one could be further from the truth.  In fact, I am more than … Continued

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The topic of CRM (customer/client relationship management) has become a popular topic at accounting firms.  In the past few months, I’ve had the same conversation with several middle-market accounting firms regarding CRM.  Bottom line, each firm wants to know:  “Do … Continued

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We all know that moving a firm’s business development efforts forward in a meaningful, long-lasting way (i.e., not solely dependent on a business development professional or the marketing department) requires an organized team effort. It also progresses faster with frequent … Continued

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When it comes to accounting firm growth, there is a distinct gap between growth rates of the best-performing firms and the rest of the pack. In the 2013 IPA survey, it was reported that the top firms grow at a … Continued

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Why You Must Fail Before You Can Grow – The CPA Consultants’ AllianceThe CPA Consultants’ Alliance While I don’t believe there is a ‘silver bullet’ to growth, I do believe there are certain things that significantly impact growth within an … Continued

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The start of a new year always holds lots of possibilities. This year, we asked a handful of people what they think the top trends will be for accounting marketing.  Here is what your should be watching and exploring in … Continued

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I recently started road cycling. When I first decided I wanted to learn this new sport, the idea of getting on a bicycle with skinny tires and going up and down hills, especially in a new city, scared me. My … Continued

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Are you undertaking business development activities during the busiest time of year? There are countless options for you to consider and implement during the work-filled days of tax season – and many of them won’t result in excessive burdens on … Continued