Landing Multi-Continent, Multi-Firm Opportunities: Getting Your Slice of the Global Pie

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The world is flat, according to the best-selling book by Thomas Friedman. He writes about technological changes that are linking people and breaking open business opportunities at warp speed. That’s certainly the case for forward-looking CPAs, especially those in mid-market firms. Just a few years ago it was unthinkable that a mid-size CPA firm could compete and win multi-location opportunities from prospects with operations outside of the U.S.

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The Opportunity Pipeline: Leverage this Exceptional Business-Building Tool

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Reprinted with permission from CPA Practice Management Forum. CPA firms often ask for my top recommendation to help them win large opportunities. Unequivocally, I suggest the development and strategic deployment of the “opportunity pipeline.” Hands down, it is the single best tool to identify and reel in big pieces of business. Sound difficult? It’s not.

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Herding Tigers and Other Lone Rangers: Together is Better When Opportunities Are Large

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For CPAs, winning significant opportunities is the ultimate team sport. If you or other tigers in your firm are accustomed to going it alone, you’ll find it’s next to impossible to do this consistently when the business is large and complex. The reluctance of CPAs to recognize this keeps many from conquering high-value targets.

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Winning More Significant Opportunities in Today’s Environment

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Recent events in the profession will continue to result in more and larger clients evaluating a potential change in their CPA firm over the next couple of years. Firms which invest in the expertise necessary to win significant opportunities have a once-in-a-lifetime ability to grow their revenue substantially. In evaluating this ability to win, I

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