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[eBook] 7 Secrets to Hiring Exceptional Seasonal Staff for Accounting Firms

By Dawn W. Brolin, CFE, CPA Now that extension season is over, it’s time to get serious about recruiting for seasonal help. Even if your firm isn’t heavy into tax, it’s worth investing a little time to ensure you can tap into the right resources when you do need extra help. Based on my own wins …

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4 Things I Hate About You: When to rid yourself of toxic clients

By Dawn W. Brolin, CFE, CPA How do you feel about the prospect of firing clients? For many firm owners the process can be intimidating. It can also be difficult to determine whether you should fire a client or try to salvage the relationship with some frank discussion about what needs to change if you are …

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Using the Right Tech to Build a Better Bookkeeping Business

By Gabrielle Fontaine, PB, ASBC  In my previous blog post, I discussed the fact that one of the keys to having a successful bookkeeping business is to be able to get the information you need from your clients in a timely way. Depending on clients for this is one of the biggest challenges many of …

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How to Stop Clients from Killing Your Bookkeeping Business

By Gabrielle Fontaine, PB, ASBC  There’s a reason why most of us professional bookkeepers love what we do—it’s because we have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients. In the ideal client relationship, we can alleviate significant stress and free their time so they can focus on building their …

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Six Online Security Tips for Virtual Bookkeepers

By Gabrielle Fontaine, PB, ASBC  Are you a virtual bookkeeper, or are you thinking of taking your traditional bookkeeping practice to the cloud? Then there’s something you need to pay attention to so you don’t put yourself at risk. It’s secure handling of sensitive electronic information. What do I mean? Well if you’re working with …

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How I Use SmartVault to Save Time and Protect My Clients

By Gabrielle Fontaine, PB, ASBC  SmartVault is THE most important app (besides QuickBooks) for over 7 years now in my freelance virtual bookkeeping practice. Why? Because it both saves me time by helping me streamline my bookkeeping workflow, as well as giving me top-notch protection for my clients. Since I also teach other freelance bookkeepers …

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SmartVault Launches e-Signature Solution for Professionals

HOUSTON, TX – December 21, 2016 – SmartVault, a leading provider of online document management and secure client portal solutions today announced the launch of its secure, easy-to-use e-signature solution for professionals. SmartVault’s e-signature solution is powered by RightSignature and gives SmartVault customers a convenient and efficient way to request signatures on documents directly from …

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Top 5 Things Accountants are Thankful For in 2016

With the first-ever AccountEx USA conference under our belt, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we asked thought leaders across the accounting industry – what are you thankful for in 2016? After listening to keynote speakers, and talking to customers and conference attendees at AccountEx, here’s what we learned:   Being yourself has never been …

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Building the Ideal Tech Stack for Better Bookkeeping Workflow

In our last blog post “Whose Tail is Wagging Your Dog? Five Strategies You Can Adopt Now to Make Your Business More Efficient,” we talked about five key strategies that your firm can implement to create the efficient workflow necessary for scalability and growth. In this post, we’re going to drill down on the “super …

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Whose Tail is Wagging Your Dog? Five Strategies You Can Adopt Now to Make Your Business More Efficient.

Def. tail wagging the dog: a situation where a small part is controlling the whole of something. Recently, experts from GrowthForce, a provider of cloud-based bookkeeping, management accounting and controller services and SmartVault, an online document management and client portal platform designed for accounting professionals, teamed up to discuss tips for speeding up and simplifying …

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