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Never Say You’re Sorry

By Erik Solbakken CPA | May 16, 2019

Have you ever been late for a meeting? We all have. As professional accountants we care about our clients. …but we should be always mindful of this ONE thing when interacting with them.

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Treat Yourself

By Erik Solbakken CPA | May 7, 2019

Congratulations…the 2018 Tax Season is now over. What are YOU going to do to celebrate? …be sure to watch this video to the end as I’ve shared some awesome footage of the mayhem experienced at a rock concert in Vancouver 🙂

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Good, Bad & Ugly

By Erik Solbakken CPA | April 24, 2019

We all have good days, bad days and ugly days in our accounting practices. The real question is how to deal with those bad and ugly days to transform them into good days? I ask myself these two simple questions first and then I take action…

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Instant Results

By Erik Solbakken CPA | April 18, 2019

The world today is all about instant access to information, instant gratification and instant results. We accountants don’t fall for this “instant results world”. We know building a successful career takes dedication, hard work and time. But there’s ONE key to success that so many accountants miss…

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What You Don’t Know

By Erik Solbakken CPA | April 12, 2019

I was just going on stage and I thought I’d shoot this quick video. There was a phrase someone had just said that reminded me of accountants and I wanted to share it with you. It’s a phrase that normally serves us well and allows us to be the #1 trusted advisor to our clients.…

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The Grind

By Erik Solbakken CPA | March 30, 2019

As I was going on a hike, the Arizona heat was getting to my daughter. She was complaining and it reminded me of accountants during this time of year. It’s tax season and accountants everywhere are in “The Grind”. …but it doesn’t have to be like this. There is a WAY out to free yourself…

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Rugby Sevens

By Erik Solbakken CPA | March 13, 2019

Now this was a fun video to make. If you’ve never been to a rugby sevens tournament you should really watch to the end of this. It’s crazy what people will do……me included.What’s even more crazy is what some people will pay.Which got me to thinking about pricing your services for some of your clients.

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Client Guilt

By Erik Solbakken CPA | March 7, 2019

Why do accountants feel so obligated ​to take care of clients…​​…forever?​Is it a feeling of guilt that makes us keep clients that no longer fit?​It doesn’t make any sense.​In any other industry they would get rid of the ​dead weight quickly to ensure the ​health of their business.Accountants should do the same.

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Thomas Paine (1776)

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 27, 2019

I recently came across a great quote from 1776 that perfectly summarizes the state of mind of most accountants. It perfectly explains why they initially react so negatively to the suggestion that there is a superior way to run their practices. But there is. And those you adopt it…reap the rewards. It just takes a…

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Disney Service

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 19, 2019

If you want to have a successful accounting practice then pay attention to how other successful businesses operate. Disneyland is one of those businesses. The value you deliver is not just in the tax returns or the financial statements your prepare.

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