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You’re Richer Than You Think

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 6, 2022
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I was on holidays last week and heard some news that I really wanted to share with you. I believe CPAs have so much MORE value to give their clients. That’s why I created the ASF Coaching Program. And it’s paying HUGE dividends to those applying the core concepts. Concept #1: You’re Richer Than You…

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Who’s Holding You Back?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | September 22, 2022
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Do you ever get the feeling that someone, or something, is secretly holding you back? I did when I had my CPA firm. Then one day I figured it out …and everything changed. Today I’m going to let you know exactly who (and what) it was. Enjoy this week’s video.

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Innovation Before Automation

By Erik Solbakken CPA | September 15, 2022
Innovation Before Automation. Most of the “gurus” are sending CPAs down the wrong path saying to automate your firm. I 100% disagree.

This week I’ve got a secret for you. Most of the “gurus” are sending CPAs down the wrong path. They’re saying that the key to success is to automate your firm. I 100% disagree. Automating a broken model just gives you a faster way to ruin. Now please don’t get me wrong. I completely believe…

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How To Pick A Niche In Your CPA Firm

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 30, 2022
Today’s topic is how to pick a niche for your CPA firm and focus on what you really enjoy doing. Do what you love to do!

How To Pick A Niche In Your CPA Firm Today’s topic is how to pick a niche for your CPA firm and focus on what you really enjoy doing. If you’re not having fun doing your job, then you’ll find that you’re always struggling. It’s going to end up being a grind.  The Key to…

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The Most Important Conversation Every CPA Should Have With Their Client

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 17, 2022
The most important conversation every CPA should have with their clients - the four planning pillars.

The Most Important Conversation Every CPA Should Have With Their Client We had a topic come up in one of my Platinum Mastermind coaching calls that I would like to share with you. This call was about the most important conversation every CPA should have with their client – the four planning pillars. If you…

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Guide to Value Pricing for Accountants

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 15, 2022
Guide to Value Pricing for Accountants

Guide to Value Pricing for Accountants I have good news and bad news if you’re using the billable hour model for your accounting business. The bad news is that you’re practicing a model of business that is oppressive, suffocating, and of your own doing (yes, it may sound harsh but it needs to be said).…

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How To Recession-Proof Your CPA Firm

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 10, 2022
How To Recession-Proof Your CPA Firm

 How To Recession-Proof Your CPA Firm Today’s post is about how to recession-proof your CPA firm. As you may have seen in the news, it’s all about recession, recession, recession! Firstly, I want to make it clear that I am not into fear-mongering. Despite the fact that I warn accounting firms about the dangers that…

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3 Ways CPAs Can Position Themselves As Their Client’s #1 Trusted Advisor

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 3, 2022
There are 3 ways CPAs can position themselves as their client’s #1 trusted advisor

3 Ways CPAs Can Position Themselves As Their Client’s #1 Trusted Advisor I had an interesting conversation with someone earlier today. It was about the ways CPAs can position themselves as their client’s #1 trusted advisor. It’s interesting because there’s a study that was done on business owners that asked, “Who’s your number one trusted…

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3 Pricing Mistakes CPA Firms Make

By Erik Solbakken CPA | July 26, 2022
The 3 pricing mistakes CPA firms make

3 Pricing Mistakes CPA Firms Make I just finished off a full day of coaching calls with my CPA firm clients from around North America. I was thinking about a topic for this week’s blog post and realized that I have been chatting a lot about the 3 pricing mistakes CPA firms make.   Today I…

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Why the Billable Hour is the Wrong Model For Your Accounting Firm

By Erik Solbakken CPA | July 21, 2022
Why the Billable Hour is the Wrong Model for Your Accounting Firm

Why the Billable Hour is the Wrong Model For Your Accounting Firm Yes, you heard me right! I’ve been a CPA for over 30 years and I can confidently tell you that the standard billable hour is the wrong model for your accounting firm! Not only do I write about this but I believe it…

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