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Growth and Expansion

Browse our growth and expansion articles and blog posts to learn more about growing your start-up into a healthy and profitable business. We cover a host of topics from sales and marketing to HR and staffing.


Guide to Setting Up a Remote Office

Picture this: you’ve started your own business, and it’s going well. You’re gaining more clients and customers and it’s looking like you might be ready to hire an employee. But…you’ve been working out of your cramped home office and have no place for another desk. You need that employee faster than you’d be able to find and set up a new office space.

The solution? A remote employee.

Workplace technologies are rapidly eliminating the barriers geography typically presents, making it easier than ever to have a cohesive office without actually sharing a physical […]

2019-12-27T09:13:15-08:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

The CPA’s Guide to Using Accounting Automation

What does accounting automation mean to your accounting business? From one perspective, you might mourn the loss of business related to simple accounting that your clients can now handle on their own thanks to automation. No longer are most business clients in need of basic services such as data entry, basic bookkeeping or preparing simple tax returns.

Here are just a few of the lower value accounting services that accounting automation now enables clients to handle on their own:

  • Maintaining a database of customers and vendors
  • Tracking customers’ accounts
  • Maintaining a database of […]
2019-12-27T09:14:35-08:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

Accounting Service Pricing: Change Your Philosophy to Increase Your Profits

Most small business owners don’t charge enough for their services. Because the competition is so fierce, they typically undervalue what they offer out of fear that if they charge too much, they won’t attract enough clients or the right kinds of clients. But the truth is, the more you strengthen your relationship with your accounting clients and demonstrate your value, the more you can charge for your accounting services.

If your competitors are charging more than you, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll attract more clients by charging less money. More often, […]

2019-12-27T09:15:54-08:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

Accounting SEO: Local Search Optimization You Need to Know

Local Search Results for Accounting FirmJust like traditional businesses, accountants and CPAs have many options available for promoting and growing their service revenue. One of the most vital options is search engine optimization or SEO for short.

I might be just a little bit biased since I’ve been working with SEO for fifteen years. But I am with good reason. I have experienced the benefits of SEO first hand and I know SEO can be a game-changer for an accounting practice or single accountant office.

An accounting […]

2019-12-15T16:11:20-08:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

March Madness: Small Business and How to Prepare for Victory

There are many reasons the NCAA March Madness tournament is heavily featured in the news and on television screens across the country. It’s exciting to watch and follow the 68 college basketball teams battle and try to eliminate their competition over the three weeks of the tournament. Even fair-weather college sports fans get into the matchups (your employees probably have a bracket pool going). I know in my house, the games are on constantly.

Probably the most exciting part of the matchups is seeing how the lesser-known schools do against the big guys […]

2019-12-15T16:13:21-08:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|

Best Marketing Strategies for Small Business

Whether your business is just starting out, or whether you’re a seasoned veteran, marketing is a must to keep your company thriving. Marketing is crucial in good economic times and bad. And fortunately, the best marketing strategy for small businesses doesn’t have to put you in the red.

Now more than ever, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity are the most important factors in whether your marketing works. Here’s a rundown of the best marketing strategies you can try for your business.

Marketing Must-Do’s

When you’re starting a business, you’ve got to let the whole world […]

2019-12-15T16:14:23-08:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|

The Bookkeeper’s Guide to Outsourcing

How many of your bookkeeping clients are business owners outsourcing their accounting tasks to you? If you’re lucky, probably quite a few, since small and large businesses alike have plenty of complicated financial needs. Smart business owners know that outsourcing tasks not in their wheelhouse are a great way to free up valuable time that can be better used to grow their businesses.

Just as with your clients, wearing all the hats in your bookkeeping business is not the best use of your skills. When does hiring expert help make more sense for […]

2019-12-15T16:16:00-08:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

Seven Tips for Optimizing LinkedIn for Accountants

With more than 546 million users, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. The social network has established a solid niche for itself by focusing on workforce needs such as finding new business, searching for jobs and building professional relationships. Plus, if you know the secrets to using it successfully, LinkedIn could be a major revenue generator for your accounting business. Here are seven tips for getting started with optimizing LinkedIn for accountants, CPAs, and bookkeepers.

Optimizing LinkedIn for Accountants

1. Make the Most of Your Profile

Before you start, it’s important to know the […]

2019-12-15T16:19:13-08:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: , |

The Best CPA Marketing Channels for Growing Your Firm

Whether your accounting business is just starting out, or whether you’re a seasoned veteran, marketing your business is a must. It’s crucial in good economic times and in bad. In fact, during an economic downturn, choosing the right CPA marketing channels for your business matters more than ever. Smart marketing can give you the edge you need to succeed—if you know where to spend your time and money!

Listed below are five CPA marketing channels sure to help grow your accounting business.

1. Direct Mail

Along with huge accounting staff, huge accounting firms have huge […]

2019-12-15T16:23:43-08:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|

5 Compelling Reasons Why Business Cards Are Still Needed

Although, businesses today have largely migrated and adapted to the digital terrain; so you might be tempted to think business cards don’t matter anymore. However, you must put your belief to the contrary, for business cards are still highly important.

Consider this: you met with an influencing personality, got along well with him, and established a good camaraderie. Meanwhile, you both exchanged your business cards and after some time, that same person helped you get more clients and business opportunities. In a nutshell, a business card is no less than a roadmap to […]

2019-12-15T15:48:59-08:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Growth and Expansion|