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Call Me When You Have A Real Insurance Company!

Photo Credit: eflon || The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway — times change… ============================ The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway [BRK] — times change… It’s come […]

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All CPA Partners Should Remember This

Friday, January 20th, 2017 All CPA Partners Should Remember This Many firms have a Managing Partner, CEO or President. Many firms are sole-proprietorships and that owner is the Managing Partner. People within the firm look to the person in this role as the firm leader, the person-in-charge, the visionary. In firms with multiple partners, the […]

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Talk To Your Clients And Your Team

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Talk To Your Clients And Your Team “The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.” – Fran Lebowitz I know many CPAs who avoid talking to their clients. Yes, they have all kinds of valid excuses. I don’t mean to say that […]

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Client Accounting Services

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 Client Accounting Services Consultants, firm associations, state societies, the media and the AICPA have all been telling you about the opportunities available if you offer Client Accounting Services. Yes, many firms used to think that “write-up” work was very low margin work. The cloud and technology have made it very lucrative. […]

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Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 Parental Leave “Trust yourself. You know more than yu think you do.” – Benjamin Spock, M.D. A few months ago I surveyed a small number of CPA firms across the country. I was curious about the kind of parental leave they offered as an employee benefit. To my dismay, paid maternity […]

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Focus On Your Destination

Monday, January 16th, 2017 Focus On Your Destination “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn Think about this meaningful quote from Jim Rohn. Can you see how it applies to you and how you go about improving and growing your accounting firm? For example, you finally agree […]

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Trump and Conflicts of Interest

Photo Credit: www.GlynLowe.com ====================== I was driving to a meeting of the Baltimore CFA Society, and listening to Bloomberg Radio, which was carrying President-Elect Trump’s Press Conference. I didn’t think too much about what I heard until Sheri Dillon talk about what was being done to eliminate conflicts of interest. Here is an excerpt: Some […]

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Distrust Forecasts, Part 2

Photo Credit: D.C.Atty || Scrawled in 2008, AFTER the crash started ============================= Comments are always appreciated from readers, if they are polite.  Here’s a recent one from the piece Distrust Forecasts. You made one statement that I don’t really understand. “Most forecasters only think about income statements. Most of the limits stem from balance sheets proving […]

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Distrust Forecasts

Photo Credit: New America || Could only drive through the rear-view mirror ======================================================= This is the time of year where lots of stray forecasts get given.  I got tired enough of it, that I had to turn off my favorite radio station, Bloomberg Radio, after hearing too many of them.  I recommend that you ignore […]

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Who Needs Liquidity Most?

Photo Credit: Timothy Appnel -==-=-=- Here’s the quick summary of what I will say: People and companies need liquidity.  Anything where payments need to be made needs liquidity.  Secondary markets will develop their own liquidity if it is needed. Recently, I was at an annual meeting of a private company that I own shares in. […]

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