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The Radical CPA

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CPA Firm Leadership: How to Address Layoffs

There's been a lot of energy put toward modeling our economy during the COVID-19 crisis on past events, whether it be the Great Recession or the...

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How to Beat the Big Firms by Leveraging Accounting Tech

Not everyone who’s familiar with Jody Padar knows why she’s nicknamed the Radical CPA. In addition to being considered a bit progressive with her...

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CPA Love

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An Introduction to Mental Health: Have You Ugly Cried Yet?

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...

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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...

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CPA Love

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Avoiding Virtual Pitfalls: The Art of the Pivot

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

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CPA Love

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7 Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Survive

“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...

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Best Practices to Next Practices: How to Gauge & Assuage Client Fears

Gretchen Pisano sat down, metaphorically, with Botkeeper’s Jody Padar to examine uncertainty as it relates to the intimate relationship between CPA...

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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’...

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Case Study: How the Radical CPA Grew by 7x

Before Jody Padar joined her father’s Chicago-based CPA firm, the bulk of their work and focus was on helping clients with tax prep and filing. There...

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Bernie-22

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What Does the COO of an Accounting Firm Do?

Another installment in our CPA Insights series, the Radical CPA Jody Padar sat down with Bernie Lietz, COO of Topel Forman in Chicago, at the AICPA...

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Aaron Berson - Update (1)

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Improve Your Accounting Practice With Technology

Adapt or deal with being left behind. There’s no shortage of internet articles about how companies and firms must learn to evolve if they don’t want...

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