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3 Mental States

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 24, 2022
mental states of CPAs

 The 3 Mental States of CPAs What’s top of mind for me today? The 3 Mental States of CPAs that I’ve seen over and over again. I want to make sure you’re choosing the right mental state.  It’s February… tax time in North America. For Canadian CPAs and U.S. CPAs, it can be a pretty…

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When Are You Happy?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 16, 2022
When are you happy?

Accountants, When Are You Happy? This week’s blog post is coming to you from the booming metropolis of Edmonton. The reason why I’m in Edmonton is I’ve actually come to watch the Oilers play. While I’ve been here, I’ve noticed a lot of people that haven’t seemed happy and it’s made me think… accountants, when…

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Want Your Freedom?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | February 10, 2022
Let's talk to you about your freedom - the freedoms for you inside your accounting practice What’s holding you back from being truly free?

Want Your Freedom? Today I want to talk to you about your freedom. As with most people, I’m guessing you want your freedom but I’m particularly interested in what’s holding you back from being truly free. I want to talk about the freedoms for you inside your accounting practice. When I think about freedom, I…

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Know Your ABC

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 27, 2022

Know Your ABC Accountants love acronyms. One that most CPAs miss is ABC. Today, I’m coming to you from Big White, a ski resort just outside of Kelowna, BC, and I want to know if you know your ABC. I was heading up the hill on the chair lift with some other people and I…

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Watch Your Language!

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 20, 2022
Watch your language! I’m not talking about swearing…I’m talking about the way you talk with your clients about pricing.

Watch Your Language Today, as I was packing up the Christmas tree, I realized how much I hate the task of taking the tree downstairs because it’s such a huge pain. If you’ve seen my videos before, you know I drop curse words here and there but when I’m taking the Christmas tree downstairs, there’s…

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2 Keys To Pricing Value

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 12, 2022

How do we set our prices? It’s the #1 question I get from every CPA firm I work with. Follow these 2 Keys …and you’ll unlock the $$$$.

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What Is Value Pricing?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | January 6, 2022

There are many misconceptions about Value Pricing. What is it, really? It’s actually quite simple. And when you adopt it. It will change your firm…forever.

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What To Fix First?

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 22, 2021

It’s the #1 question I get from every single firm I work with. What do we need to fix first? Technology ? Outsourcing ? Business Development ? Nope…it’s none of the above. The answer is much easier than most of us realize. Fix this ONE thing first. Then the rest of our challenges become a…

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How Vs. Why

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 16, 2021

I used to make a big mistake when I had my first CPA firm. Looking back on it, I realize it negatively impacted almost every area of my practice. From approaching solutions for my clients to leading my staff… I had the cart before the horse. I’d like to save you the trouble of making…

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Simplify before you multiply

By Erik Solbakken CPA | December 9, 2021

I’ve seen it time and time again. CPAs suffering from their own success. More is not always better…sometimes more is less Be sure to simplify BEFORE, you multiply I hope you enjoy this week’s video

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