Ryan Lazanis

Why I Sold Xen Accounting

In today's episode, I'm going to talk about a personal subject, namely why I sold my online accounting firm, and then relate it to some of the challenges firm owners are facing today. Show Notes 0:37 - I was exposed to entrepreneurship at an extremely young age through my father, who owned a small business. 1:27 - Following my family's path, I started Xen Accounting. It was one of the first…


What Does it Mean to "Scale Your Firm"?

What does it mean to scale an accounting firm? In this Future Firm Accounting Podcast episode, I discuss and dive deeper into what scaling a firm means and how you can get started. Show Notes 0:30 - I would like to spend some time discussing what it means to scale a business. 1:10 - In episode 33, I made a specific point that compares growing a firm versus scaling a firm. 1:38 - I also shared in…


Your Firm's Prices are Too Low

In this Future Firm Accounting Podcast episode, I discuss a major issue I see amongst a lot of firms implementing subscription pricing. Namely: Prices are way too low for what's being offered. Show Notes 0:33 - This episode is all about pricing. The main message I would like to convey is that your firm's prices are too low. 1:13 - Several, as discussed in episode 37, feel the instinct to apply…


Business concept

The "Just Jump" Business Concept

In this podcast episode, I discuss how I use the "Just Jump" business concept and how it's helped me launch and grow my last 2 businesses: Show Notes 0:37 - I share a story exemplifying the "Just Jump" concept. 2:14 - This "Just Jump" concept has guided me in all aspects of my business, from concept to execution, which I believe has helped me launch and grow my businesses. 2:39 - Since the…


How to Start A Bookkeeping Business in 2020

How To Start a Bookkeeping Business in 2021 [Step by Step]

Do you want to know how to start a bookkeeping business or accounting firm in 2021? Great news, because this step-by-step guide will cover the critical 7 steps you’ll need to follow to set up a modern bookkeeping practice and to land your first clients. In fact, these are the very steps that I followed to help take my heavily bookkeeping-focused accounting business from scratch to sale in…


Accounting Automation The 2020 Annual Guide

Accounting Automation: The 2021 Annual Guide

This is my complete guide to accounting automation for the accounting profession in 2021. In addition to the basics of accounting automation, you’ll also get: Actionable new strategies that are working great right now to help you with accounting automation. In this guide, you’ll learn how you can: Automate transactional accounting work like bookkeeping, payroll, etc. Use artificial…


Growth Trap

Avoiding the Professional Services Growth Trap

In this episode of the Future Firm Accounting Podcast, I discuss how many firm owners fall into something I call the "professional services growth trap". I chat about what this is and how you can avoid it. Show Notes 0:51 - Like many firm owners, the goal of starting my own accounting firm was to be in control of my own destiny, which leads to a growth mindset. 2:11 - A growth trap occurs when…


Accounting Technologies: The 2021 Annual Guide

Here is my complete guide to accounting technologies for your firm in 2021. In this guide, you'll learn about the LATEST accounting technology within the accounting profession along with specific strategies on how to leverage them in your accounting firm. So if you're looking to automate your firm and get the best out of the available technology, you'll love this guide. Let's go! Table of…


Favorite accounting communities

My 6 Favorite Accounting Communities to Learn From

Accounting communities are a great place to share best practices, learn from others and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Below I share my favorite 6 accounting communities for modern accountants that I regularly frequent. Show Notes 1:13 - Without an accounting community to learn from in the early days, I had no clue how to run a modern accounting firm when I started off. 2:54 - I…


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27 Accounting Bloggers Modern Accountants Should Follow

If you're looking for the top accounting bloggers to follow, you've come to the right place. Below, you’ll find a hand-picked, curated list of my favorite 27 accounting blogs that all accountants, partners and firm owners should follow to stay ahead of the curve. Without further ado, let's jump in. Criteria Used to Compile the Best Accounting Bloggers List Before we get into the list, there are a…