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Are We Having Fun Yet?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 25, 2020

What’s the point of suffering through another shitty tax season? Is that why I went through all those years of study and sacrifice …to continue suffering every spring? I think NOT! For me it took a big event to shake me up into asking the critical question: Am I having fun yet? If the answer…

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Farewell Tour

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 20, 2020

What if this was the last shitty tax season you EVER had to go through? How would you feel if you knew you NEVER had to go through it again? That this was it… FOREVER. As one CPA pointed out to me …you might just feel like a rock star …going on a “farewell tour”.

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Accountant Swear Words (Part I)

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 13, 2020

Most accountants avoid swearing around their clients so they don’t offend them. Unless of course…it’s around tax time 🙂 But there are other “swear words” that accountants use …that not only offends their clients …but destroys their profit

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Stop Selling What You Do

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 4, 2020

When you’re meeting with a potential new client what do you say? Do you impress them with all your technical knowledge …or do you detail out how complex their tax situation is …with a hope of capturing a higher fee? NEWS FLASH: Clients don’t care what you do They care about something else

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Where Are You Going?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 29, 2020

When I was running my first accounting practice …I simply did what all the other accountants were doing. Blindly – I followed them. But a tragic thing happened when I did this. I didn’t have a clear path to follow. I couldn’t make daily decisions on which way to turn. I was “lost”. So… The…

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Unstoppable Power

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 22, 2020

Accountants everywhere can feel it coming… Like an impending doom… It has unstoppable power… Leaving destruction in its path… It spares no one from its suffering… The only question is… What are you going to do about it this year?

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Expecting The Unexpected

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 16, 2020

Running an accounting practice can be stressful at times. Especially when unexpected events happen. But there was one THING I always seemed to face…until I fixed it! …then I no longer had to expect the unexpected

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3 Mental Phases

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 24, 2019

Billing clients can be VERY stressful…especially when you’ve done a bunch of extra work on their file. I’ve since realized there are 3 mental stages we go through during this “billing dance”. The real key is to get yourself to the HIGHEST phase – and STAY there!

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Never Sell

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 11, 2019

SELL is a 4-letter word to accountants! I get it. I don’t like sounding like a salesman either. This is why I NEVER SELL… …I do something else

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Bird’s Eye View

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 5, 2019

What does a ladder…and a CRAZY toque have to do with your…ACCOUNTING PRACTICE!?!? Watch this week’s video to find out 🙂

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