Ryan Lazanis

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…


The Importance of Celebrating Your Wins

With many accountants faced with busy season and the constant grind of this time of year, it's important to look at what's going right inside of your business. My latest podcast episode gives you a 5 minute dose of moral support to get you through the final days of hecticness: Show Notes 0:35 - Running a firm is tough. And sometimes you just need a pat on the back. Celebrating your wins helps…


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Accounting Work Life Balance: 10 Tactics for Success

Most accountants start their accounting firm with the idea of starting a better life for themselves. One that involves less time in the office, more time to spend with family and overall, an improved accounting work life balance. But time and time again, accounting firm owners get sucked into the typical traps of firm-ownership. Shortly after starting their firm, they're working longer hours with…


Dissecting Pilot's $1.2Bn Accounting Firm Valuation

As venture capital enters into the accounting space, what does it mean for your firm and the future of the profession? Listen for how to prepare your firm as new players enter the market: Show Notes 1:00 - Pilot, an accounting tech startup, has now raised over $150M and is valued at $1.2Bn. 1:15 - I initially wrote about accounting tech startups 2 years ago. 1:54 - Numerous accounting tech…


8 Pricing Strategies I Use to Max My Price

Take a peek at these 8 pricing strategies that you can use to increase your prices and to secure more deals. Show Notes 0:45 - I'm super interested in pricing psychology. For a list of 42 pricing psychology strategies, check Nick Kolenda's article. 2:00 - First strategy: 3-tiered pricing. 2:30 - Second strategy: Price anchoring. 3:22 - Third strategy: Employ a wide gap in your pricing tiers.…


8 Ways to Deal With Non-Cooperating Clients

Non-cooperating and non-responsive clients in your accounting firm jam up your workflows and end up in wasted time. Find out how to deal with these kinds of clients: Show Notes 0:45 - Non-responsive and non-cooperating clients jam up workflows. 1:30 - Tune in to the signs of a non-cooperating client during the sales process. 2:15 - Set expectations during the sales process. 3:56 - You could…


How to Increase Your Accounting Firm Valuation

If you're looking to increase your accounting firm valuation, check out this episode with several things buyers are looking for: Show Notes 1:17 - How is an accounting firm valued? 2:42 - Technology matters. Buyers want to buy a machine. 3:43 - A subscription model will increase your valuation. 4:00 - Your firm's profitability is key. 4:25 - Buyers will take your client list into account. 4:50 -…


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Accounting Advisory Services: The 2021 Guide

This is my complete guide for accounting advisory services in 2021. In this guide, I'll review: What accounting advisory services are Why your firm should offer them The top advisory services to offer in 2021 So if you're looking to offer advisory services in 2021, you'll want to check out this guide. Let's get started! Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Xero. Everything discussed is my…


Before You Do Any Marketing in Your Firm...

Listen to this episode before engaging in any marketing in your firm: Show Notes 0:50 - A commonly asked question I receive: "Ryan, which online marketing strategy is the best?" 1:30 - Your choice of marketing channel doesn't matter. 2:10 - The fundamentals need to come first: Understanding your ideal client profile & value proposition. 2:30 - Defining your ideal client profile. 4:18 -…


8 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Accounting Discovery Call

Looking to conduct a high-quality discovery call in your accounting firm to help land good clients at good prices? Make sure you're avoiding these 8 common discovery call mistakes: Show Notes 0:27 - Thanks to the 100+ members who have signed up for my Future Firm Accelerate online coaching program! 1:20 - A brief overview of the discovery call. 2:00 - Mistake 1: Discovery call is too short 3:00…