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13 min read

19 Common Misconceptions About Botkeeper

The internet is full of misinformation, and that’s no surprise to anyone. In fact, 52% of Americans believe they’re served fake news on a regular basis. And the leading source of misinformation? You guessed it—social media. A classic example: how many...

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4 min read

10 Compelling Reasons to Automate Bookkeeping in Your Accounting Services

Here’s some exciting news for automation nerds like us: automated bookkeeping services are rapidly gaining in popularity! We know—it’s pretty cool. In fact, according to Sage’s Practice of Now 2020 report, 73% of surveyed accounting professionals are...

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The Anatomy of a Great CPA Firm Explained

When you think of a CPA firm that seems to have it all together, what comes to mind? Is it their services and clientele? Their firm size or funding? Maybe it’s their influence in the accounting and business communities?

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5 min read

8 Tips for Getting Your Firm Acquired

There are lots of reasons why a CPA firm might be ready for acquisition. Business climate changes, firm growth, or partners reaching retirement age are some of the most common.

Regardless of why you're interested in getting your CPA firm acquired, it's...

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6 min read

Do You Have Info ROT? What It Is & How To Avoid It

We’ve come a long way from using floppy disks and CDs to store our business data and files. These days, many people and businesses have moved to the cloud for data storage and file management, and others use servers housed in office closets and storage...

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7 min read

How Social Media Can Give Your Accounting Firm a Boost

There are usually two ways social media is perceived by accountants. One side, perhaps most often from the newer accountants, loves it and sees it as a great way to stay up to date with the latest news or trends. The other side might view social media as...

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What We Know About ROI: A New Approach for the CPA

In the scramble to adjust to running an accounting firm during a pandemic, many firms invested in new technology to help them bridge the gap between a traditional in-office operation and a new virtual approach. And understandably so—it was an unforeseen...

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It’s Time to Speak Up: A Note From Our CEO

As the leader of an organization of 100+ amazing people coming from various backgrounds, religious views, and lifestyles, it’s always been important to me that we go above and beyond in being inclusive, supportive, and understanding. This is a vital...

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Accounting Automation: Expectations Vs. Reality

Technology advancements over the past five years have changed the business landscape completely—and the evolution isn't slowing down anytime soon. This is especially true in the accounting space, where we’ve seen a large pop in the progression of...

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6 min read

Breaking Down Blockchain for Accountants in 2020—and Beyond

Blockchain technology, along with being a new buzzword, is also one of the most exciting technologies of the 21st century. A universally decentralized ledger system that can share data among an infinite number of users—a blockchain is unhackable. Due to...

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3 min read

Tips for Maintaining Bookkeeping Disciplines When Your Client Base Doubles

Rapid business growth and increased sales are often the epitome of a “good problem” for accounting firms. While doubling your client base generally means an exponential rise in revenue, unprecedented growth tends to be a great disruptor for bookkeeping....
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When the Rules No Longer Apply, Be Like a Startup

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....

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Why You Should Practice Accounting Advisory With Emotion

If there are specific people that business owners trust, their accountant is very high up on the list. Accountants watch over their clients’ finances, make recommendations for cost-saving and growth opportunities, and they ultimately provide their...

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