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COVID-19...The Great Disruptor

By Jody Padar on May 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM

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The Financial advisory world is on the frontlines of the financial crisis, and the disparity between those firms that already took the leap to cloud-based tech and those that did not is huge! Tom Hood’s emphasis is not how to be ready for the day you're walking into, but how to be ready for the future, tech included. He’s going to layout simple ways to get you through COVID mania and how to make your firm #FutureReady. Jody Padar sat down with Tom Hood, executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs to discuss how.

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Let's Talk About Ethics, Baby

By Jody Padar on Apr 24, 2020 5:01:37 PM

Gretchen Pisano, pLink Leadership founder and executive guru, is back to help us navigate through the ethics of PPP Loans, CARES Act, and whatever comes next. Let’s jump right in!

Topics: coronavirus paycheck protection COVID-19 cpa cpalove
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Protecting Your Accounting Firm From New COVID-19 Cybersecurity Threats

By Kalie Souknary on Apr 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Both the United States’ Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are seeing a growing use of COVID-19-related themes by malicious cyber actors. Cyber threat actors are acting as trusted entities, sending out phishing messages or malicious applications. Cybercriminals are using the pandemic for commercial gain, deploying ransomware and other malware. These actors are targeting individual users, small- to medium-size enterprises, and large corporations.

(Basically, everyone.)

Topics: Accounting firm tips coronavirus Cybersecurity COVID-19
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An Introduction to Mental Health: Have You Ugly Cried Yet?

By Jody Padar on Apr 15, 2020 9:45:00 AM

April 15, 2020 was not met by the collective sighs of CPAs nationwide nor the acknowledgment of arduous work done well for the nation’s millions of taxpayers. This April 15th marked an indistinguishable day amongst many of social distancing, sheltering in place, and bearing witness to the sudden collapse of a robust economy.  

Topics: The Radical CPA coronavirus leadership tips work from home cpalove
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When the Rules No Longer Apply, Be Like a Startup

By Jody Padar on Apr 9, 2020 10:30:00 AM

The world in the time of Corona is upside-down! The first thing to acknowledge is that in the next six to ten months, new legislation, new social and professional norms, and new practices in every sector will become solidified to create a new normal. Where does this position CPAs?

Topics: The Radical CPA Accounting firm tips coronavirus leadership tips listen on the go accounting insights COVID-19 cpalove
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Avoiding Virtual Pitfalls: The Art of the Pivot

By Jody Padar on Apr 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Gretchen Pisano’s pointer for nailing the pivot and common missteps: Every new day is an opportunity to communicate and support your clients.

Topics: The Radical CPA coronavirus leadership tips work from home cpalove
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10 Marketing Tactics for Accountants During COVID-19

By Kierstyn Kalman on Apr 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

With the current events taking place around COVID-19, business as we know it has changed. The way that accounting professionals conduct their day-to-day has evolved and will continue to evolve in the coming weeks.
Topics: Accounting firm tips coronavirus COVID-19 marketing tips marketing for accountants
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7 Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Survive

By Jody Padar on Apr 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

“What we're seeing now is unprecedented, unplanned for, uncalled for, and there was just no way to ever anticipate or prepare for it. Things are different… We have to adapt and we have to do that immediately and on the fly. We can't think about what it was like yesterday or what we would like it to be, or what we want it to be. We have to look at what it is now. And I think for a lot of people, it's just about survival.” —Ed Mendlowitz, Partner Emeritus at Withum, Smith, & Brown

Topics: The Radical CPA Accounting firm tips coronavirus cpalove
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Best Practices to Next Practices: How to Gauge & Assuage Client Fears

By Botkeeper on Apr 3, 2020 1:12:35 PM

Gretchen Pisano sat down, metaphorically, with Botkeeper’s Jody Padar to examine uncertainty as it relates to the intimate relationship between CPA and client. At this stage in the COVID-19 trajectory, fear and anxiety are transforming otherwise level-headed decision makers into erratic, uncertain, paralyzed citizens.

Topics: The Radical CPA coronavirus Accounting firm leadership accounting insights
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Cybersecurity & COVID-19: What Accounting Firms Should Watch Out For

By Aaron Sullivan on Apr 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

We’re in a new era of work in America, and like all periods of swift change that came before this one, there’s no guidebook to reference.

However, there are plenty of experts to offer their takes on the best steps forward. Two of those experts are CPA Jody Padar and Botkeeper Chief Technology Officer Justin Whitehead. Recently, the two met virtually to talk about ongoing cyberthreats facing remote workers, in particular remote accounting firms.

Topics: interview The Radical CPA coronavirus accounting advice Cybersecurity accounting insights
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How to Find Your Leadership Zen in a Pandemic

By Jody Padar on Mar 31, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Last week Botkeeper sat down with strategic development consultant and pLink Leadership CEO, Gretchen Pisano. Pisano is uniquely qualified to assist us through this moment of uncertainty because she pairs her leadership acumen with a master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Here are some of her tips for leading and advising through COVID-19. 

Topics: The Radical CPA remote work coronavirus cpalove
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Change in the Time of COVID-19…Could Something Good Come out of This?

By Jody Padar on Mar 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Here at Botkeeper, we are seeing a lot of professional/technological shifts at the moment, which reposition leadership responsibilities. We had Gretchen Pisano of pLink Leadership walk us through some changes in the field and even point out some...dare we say it…positives…? Let's not jinx it!

Topics: The Radical CPA coronavirus work from home cpalove

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