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Information Is Useless

By Erik Solbakken CPA | August 24, 2018

Information is now readily available for FREE at the touch of our fingers. What used to take days to research can now be found within a few seconds of searching the internet. But all this information is useless without one very important ingredient…

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Why WIP?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | July 18, 2018

Something that comes up regularly with many of my new coaching clients is the sheer amount of WIP they’re carrying in their accounting practices. In this video I explore why WIP occurs in the first place and give you 5 questions to ask yourself about your WIP. Ultimately, I think the REAL question is… Why…

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Make Some Noise

By Erik Solbakken CPA | July 8, 2018

Life as an accountant isn’t all about the work that we do or the value that we provide our clients. It’s also about the freedom we can create for ourselves. To be able to spend time doing the things we love to do – outside of our practices. This is a super quick quick video…

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Take a Break

By Erik Solbakken CPA | July 1, 2018

Summertime is here and accountants everywhere are starting to take well deserved holiday time. But when you’re taking time away from the office are you really giving yourself a break… …or are you just changing where you’re working from? It took me awhile to figure it out. When I did it changed who I was…

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3 Choices – A, D or E

By Erik Solbakken CPA | June 15, 2018

Accountants are always busy.   Busy busy busy. Every time I ask, “How are you are?”  it’s always the same answer…”I’m soooooo busy!” Have you ever stopped to analyze exactly what you’re doing that keeps you so busy?  If you’re like me you’re probably doing some (if not a lot) of things you shouldn’t be doing.…

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5 Ways to $600K

By Erik Solbakken CPA | June 10, 2018

How are you going to get to your revenue target in your accounting practice? My wake up call happened after advising a client on her start-up business. The answer was so simple I felt like kicking myself. Crunch the numbers and then you can decide which route you want to take. The choice is yours.

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3 Great Books for Accountants

By Erik Solbakken CPA | May 25, 2018

As an accountant, you have to study and read a lot to keep yourself up to speed with all the technical changes in the profession. But when was the last time you read a book that had a massive impact on your accounting practice? Here are 3 books I highly recommend you read…to do just…

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The Love & Hate of Accounting

By Erik Solbakken CPA | May 5, 2018

Isn’t it strange how you can love & hate something at the same time? Life’s funny that way… The real trick is to find out how to get the hate part to go away. So you can just enjoy the love part.

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What’s Your Business Model?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | April 5, 2018

Shot this quick video on the way back from a very productive day long client meeting. Many of you may ask, “Who the hell has time to do coaching sessions in April?!” Accountants who are building their practices purposefully…that’s who.

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Excess Capacity is Your Friend

By Erik Solbakken CPA | March 25, 2018

Having excess capacity goes against traditional “accounting firm” thinking. But trying to run your practice at full capacity is NOT the way to success. It’s exactly the opposite – it’s detrimental to your practice. Excess Capacity is what you always want…and here’s 3 reasons why.

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