3 Ways the Cloud Will Improve Your Client Service

With industry experts estimating at least 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, it’s no surprise more and more tax and accounting firms are considering a move. But successful independent tax and accounting firms like yours are successful because of their persistence in putting their customers first. So, before you investigate this trend and move your services to the cloud, it’s worth pausing to consider just how this will affect the way you serve your clients.

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How to Make Your Virtual Firm Work: Part 2

A couple weeks ago, we analyzed data from an Accounting Today article that focused on the innerworkings of four virtual firms. We published a blog that discussed the benefits of being completely digital – like increased responsiveness, work/life balance, and the ability to work from anywhere – along with the added challenges virtual firms face, including communicating, fostering a consistent culture, and recruiting the right people. Read on to learn about these insights and the universal characteristics that make virtual firms work.

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3 Tips for Keeping Critical Business Data Safe During Hurricane Season

Meteorologists at Colorado State University recently released their initial forecast for the upcoming 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. From beachgoers to coastal property owners, people with plans or investments who may be impacted by a major storm have been anxiously awaiting these predictions, which are reputed to be among the nation’s most accurate.

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What’s Your Data Security Plan?

On March 27th, the IRS issued guidance on the increasing dangers of cybercrime and the importance of data security for every tax professional. According to the IRS website, "tax professionals are the prime targets for identity thieves, and data breaches continue to affect tax professionals at an alarming rate." While we need to catch cyber criminals and bring them to justice, we also need to be proactive and develop sound defense strategies.

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10 Ways to Get Better at Networking

With the end of tax season just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting back out there and growing your practice! When it comes to advancing your career and making work enjoyable in general, developing meaningful business relationships is important. Networking is one of the best ways to meet contacts, generate referrals and build rapport with them. From daily encounters in your office to new experiences at conferences, there’s an opportunity to connect with someone every day.

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