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Bookkeeping Sucks

By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 18, 2020

Not all revenue is created equal.   Each dollar you earn hits your bottom line at a different rate.   …and when you take the time do look carefully,   you’ll see exactly what you should STOP doing to improve your profitability.

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Roller Coaster

By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 12, 2020

Running an accounting practice can be stressful. The worst part is that most of that stress is self-imposed …or more importantly, it’s imposed “on us” by the profession. Once you realize this you can get off the rollercoaster and start enjoying the freedom you deserve.

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By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 5, 2020

Attracting highly skilled and qualified staff is a challenge for most accounting firms …and do you want to know why?   I’ll tell you in this week’s video.

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Salesy Advertising

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 29, 2020

Who would say NO to attracting a higher paying client?Almost no one, right?!So why don’t CPA’s buy what the “sales gurus” are trying to sell them?​​It’s all in the messaging.Accountants don’t like SALESY.Give us a way to attract ideal, higher paying clients without being salesy and CPA’s everywhere will say… SIGN ME UP!!!!!That’s what I have for you in this week’s video.

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Entigrity Podcast

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 21, 2020

Got something different for you this week. I was recently on a podcast with Chris Rivera from Entigrity Offshore Staffing and we had a great call. We covered a ton of different topics: the 2 TOP Components to a CPA firm’s profitability the never ending tax season from hell 80’s Heavy Metal the 3 Critical…

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Iceberg Principle

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 16, 2020

Have you ever heard of the Iceberg Principle? It’s a fantastic illustration of what our clients see vs. all the stuff that we do. Even more important….there’s a way to use this Principle that helps us with Pricing our services. As the Iceberg Principle shows us, most clients have NO idea how much work goes…

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Work Harder

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 9, 2020

I really don’t like the saying “Work Smarter NOT Harder”. It’s overused… and desperately needs an update. So I’ve come up with one that “works” perfectly …especially for accountants. And I explain why in this week’s video. (sorry for the pun….I couldn’t help myself)

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It’s Always Our Fault

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 2, 2020

One of the BIGGEST headaches of running your own accounting practice is having to deal with HR issues. From training to sick days to benefits to performance reviews …it can all wear on you. But I realized a long time ago that when something goes wrong there’s always ONE person I can consistently point to…

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What’s Your Business Model?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | September 23, 2020

I spent the last few nice days of summer doing coaching calls from my boat. What came up on those calls was all about business modelling. I thought I’d share with you what we were talking about so you can apply it to your accounting practice.

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Work Life Balance

By Erik Solbakken CPA | September 14, 2020

Trying to get the right work life balance is a WASTE of time. Why is this the case? I explain it in this week’s video………

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