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Video: Changing Strategies for Growth

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Gale Crosley of Crosley+Company talks about the different ways accounting firms are growing by moving away from a book-of-business strategy to a leader-driven and specialist approach, in an interview with Accounting Today editor-in-chief Daniel Hood. Click below to watch.      

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Why Strategic Growth Matters More than Ever – Part 2. Don’t Get Left in the Dust

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Reprinted with permission from International Accounting Bulletin Part one of this article focused on strategic growth as a critical imperative for accounting firms around the world. I noted the profession’s historic hesitation to jump on the growth bandwagon and the impact of that decision. The article also noted factors that are changing the profession. In

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Ready to Make the Leap from Accountant to Consultant? Expand Your Vision and Expand Your Business

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. Admit it.  You’re good at what you do.  Your clients trust your proven ability to help improve their businesses.  Perhaps it’s time to take the step of enlarging your vision of yourself from accountant to consultant. Most good CPAs intuitively move beyond tax returns and financial statements, offering insight

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Leader-Driven Growth. Not Just a Bunch of Rainmakers!

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.   I see it all the time.  Well-intentioned accounting firms do what they believe are the right things.  They sponsor events.  They publish articles.  They meet and greet. But they don’t grow. At most firms growth is an individual contributor activity.  Lone ranger partners do their own thing, attracting

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