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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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Cleaning Up Sh*t

By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 28, 2019

Having to clean up my client’s messes used to drive me crazy! I’m sure you can relate. But I found a solution to this problem …and that’s what I share in this video WARNING: Prepare for some foul language!

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By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 21, 2019

Are price sensitive clients bringing you down?  You’d be SHOCKED at the negative impact low priced clients have on your bottom line.  I thought I’d give you a quick illustration of what I’m talking about… We’ll call it the PIAC  🙂

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Screen Free Saturday

By Erik Solbakken CPA | November 13, 2019

Shot this quick video while at a conference in Phoenix Arizona. It’s a quick tip to help you re-energize after a long week of work.

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The 3 Client Phases

By Erik Solbakken CPA | October 24, 2019

There are 3 client “phases” every accounting firm should be monitoring …and given we ARE accountants …and love our acronyms I created an easy one to remember.

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