• How to Sell Your Accounting Services to Small Businesses

    September 16

    According to the Small Business Administration, small and medium businesses made up over 99% of the US’s businesses in 2018. As of last year, there were over 30 million small businesses in the US, employing nearly 59 million people. That means that nearly half of our country’s population works in small business.

  • Dos and Dont's of CPA Strategic Planning

    August 14

    When it comes to planning for the success of their own business, accountants and CPAs often fall short.

  • Common Types of Fraud in the Financial Industry

    July 24

    With technology taking over a larger role in our lives, it’s becoming more and more important to stay aware of common types for fraud and risk that could affect your business.

  • Online Payroll 101: Why It's Time to Take Another Look

    June 25

    Let’s face it, while not the most popular task; payroll is a business necessity.

  • Client Corner: Matthew Weissman, CPA

    June 19

    Matthew Weissman, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in South Florida, has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years.

  • The One-Stop-Shop Appeal: Becoming a Trusted Advisor

    June 17

    Running a small business comes with a variety of challenges, most of which are financial.

  • Industry Insights for Accountants

    June 13

    “Payroll and taxes are fun and easy!” – Said no one ever. As an accountant, you know firsthand how small business owners feel about all things payroll and tax-related, and you know that it’s not favorable.

  • Bridging the Gap: What Clients Want from an Accountant

    June 11

    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and their clients generally share a symbiotic relationship, one where communication and transparency are key.

  • Accountants - Make Next Tax Season Simpler

    June 3

    Another year, another tax season in the books.

  • Your Client Hasn't Paid—Now What?

    June 28

    As a small business, is there anything worse than completing a project, only to find that your client has no intention of paying on time (if at all)?

  • Busy Season Roundtable: Part 1 of 2

    November 14

    What are your peers doing to prepare for busy season?

  • How to Get More Referrals for Your Business

    November 14

    If you rely heavily on referrals to grow your business, don't hesitate to devote more time and energy to this aspect of your sales and marketing strategy.

  • What Accountants Should Offer Small Businesses

    November 4

    Making sure that your small business clients get the most out of their experience can seem challenging at times. However, if you want your accounting firm to be successful you have to give them an irresistible amount of service. Today, I will be sharing some strategies to grow your client base by providing your small business clients with a remarkable experience. These strategies have grown out of my experience working with my own firm, Huddleston Tax CPAs.

  • Essential Balance Sheet Facts for Small Business Owners

    November 3

    No matter what type of company they start, all small business owners need to have at least a basic familiarity with balance sheets. Balance sheets are straightforward documents which provide a snapshot of the financial condition of an individual or business. 

  • How Accountants Use Social Media for Business

    October 29

    Many accountants use social media for their business as a way to be present online where like-minds linger.  Social media can start and nurture conversations between you, clients, prospects and other business partners.  It’s free which makes it appealing, and online therefore it’s convenient and accessible. Once you begin using it for business, you will be represented 24/7 in the social media arena.  Social media may not generate a large amount of leads or be a place for you to run advertisements, but think of it like hanging out socially so you are present to engage in discussions that you or others instigate.

  • How to Grow Your Accounting Business Through Payroll

    September 21

    Professional accountants assume the roles of trusted advisor and partner to small businesses, delivering sound financial management at every stage of their clients’ business process. But, did you know that according to a study by L. Harris Partners nearly 1 in 3 clients use multiple CPA firms, due to one firm lacking what the other one entails?

  • The Importance of Using Accounting Software

    September 16

    Many small business owners are aware of the importance of using accounting software. And then you have those who are stuck in the past, using a “pen and paper” system because that is what they have become familiar with over the years.

  • Accounting Small Business Ideas

    June 30

    As an accountant, you have the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to provide service to a variety of individuals and organizations. Whether or not you do so through your own small business is your decision.

  • How To Sell More Services During a Client Meeting

    March 21

    Developing relationships with your customers allows you to get to know their needs and identify services they are not currently using that they could benefit from. When selling services you are really selling expertise in an area where you and your team have more experience, training and knowledge. 

  • 10 Basic Tax Details Accountants Wish Your Business Knew

    January 20

    This article covers 10 common tax questions business owners ask their accountants and explains how each affects tax filings. When clients are educated, tax season may be less confusing for business owners, which may help accountants finish paperwork more quickly.