This post originally appeared on the Practice Protect blog and has been republished here with permission. Jamie Beresford is the CEO of Practice Protect, the authority in data security for accountants.
Andrew Sims is the CEO and captain at the helm here at SuiteFiles. Inbox zero is a far off dream and there's always a phone call to make, but Andrew juggles it all alongside a busy family life, sport (mostly for the kids), and a new puppy. We talked to him to see how he makes it work.
Conferences are a great chance to connect with others in your industry, gain insight into latest industry innovations, and pick up new ideas for your firm around marketing, business growth, and professional development.
Step aside New Year resolutions – the beginning of a new financial year is the perfect time to review your business goals or to develop some new ones. As you look over your carefully crafted budgets and business plans, here are some resolutions that you might not have considered, but which could make a big impact in your accounting practice.
It’s simple – install anti-virus software and don’t click on any links or attachments from suspicious looking emails and you won’t fall prey to a cyber attack. Easy, right?
Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of businesses who have had a tough time when introducing a new tool into their team. While some of the pain and frustration they experienced could have been avoided by thoroughly testing the tool first, some of it came from not getting staff buy-in early on. These common missteps when it comes to employee involvement are usually easy to resolve.
When helping accounting practices and bookkeepers implement Xero Practice Manager, we go through certain steps to make sure that the business gets a great, sustainable solution at the end. Over time we've seen issues arise when businesses don't go through these steps. These issues tend to be in three main camps: