Check Your Watch. It’s Innovate O’clock! Steps to renew or refresh your offerings.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today.  One of the hottest concepts in business these days is “disruption.” In fact, a KPMG survey found that three in four CEOs surveyed worldwide said their companies are striving to be market disrupters. In many sectors, effecting dramatic change in how business is done (disrupting) is a deliberate pursuit.

Motherhood, Apple Pie and Thought Leadership – Lead with your thoughts, then innovate.

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. If thought leadership was not a contender for phrase of the year in recent times, it should have been. It’s a motherhood-and-apple-pie-flavored bite of business jargon defined by Business News Daily as “the honest and admirable ambition of being viewed as a credible industry expert, one who cuts through

Is This the Year You Become a Consultant?

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. You’ve attended the conferences and participated in the webinars, so you know that current best practice favors the evolution beyond just a practitioner to a consultant. It’s one thing to acknowledge the apparent logic of such a shift. But it’s another matter to successfully transform from CPA who collects

Video: Flexing Your Growth Muscle

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This video is the first in a series of five excerpts below from Gale Crosley’s keynote at the AICPA Digital CPA Conference. The videos tackle questions about the interconnected relationship between growth and technology, enabling CPA firms to break through self-imposed barriers to growth and innovation.

Video: Vegetable Soup

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The path to specialization is not always easy or fast, but it is key to long-term profitability and market differentiation. This video explains the importance of bifurcating growth and service delivery to achieve specialization.

Video: Red-Headed Stepchild

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Leaders of traditional audit and tax would do well to peek over the fence and see what the client accounting services department is up to. Historically regarded as the forgotten or neglected department, it has become a harbinger for the technology opportunities in all our services.

Do You Really Want to Land that Big Fish? Or do you just want to carp about the one that got away?

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Reprinted with permission from Accounting Today. It drives me crazy to hear complaints about lost business opportunities, when there was very little understanding about how to land that big fish. If you’ve got something of value to offer and are approaching the right buyer, reeling in the big ones isn’t rocket science. It’s a proven