Ryan Lazanis

3 accounting advisory services to offer during covid-19

3 Accounting Advisory Services to Offer During COVID-19

While some firms are scrambling with their heads down in survival mode due to the coronavirus (if you're one of those, read my 15-point CPA firm survival guide), others are looking to shore up any lost revenues during this time. Which is why I want to discuss 3 accounting advisory services that you can offer to your clients during COVID-19. Listen below to see what those are and how you can…


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How Your Firm Can Benefit From Gig Economy Accounting

New platforms in the accounting world like QuickBooks Live and Taxfyle providing Uberized on-demand accounting, tax & bookkeeping services. Should this be a trend you pay attention to and how can your firm benefit from gig economy accounting? I answer one of my reader's questions on the subject in my recent Future Firm Accounting Podcast episode. Check it out: How Your Firm Can Benefit From…


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Your 15-Point CPA Firm Coronavirus Survival Kit

In a matter of days, most businesses, including your firm, have been flipped outside down due to this fast-spreading virus. So today, I want to provide you with a CPA firm coronavirus survival kit to help you get through the turbulence. Below you'll find my 15-point survival kit to ensure you get through this relatively unscathed. Let's go... The Good News If we can use Wuhan as any indication,…


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4 Ways to Gel Remote Accounting Firm Culture

As COVID-19 forces firms to work remotely at breakneck speed, I wanted to share 4 ways for how you can gel your remote accounting firm culture together. These are lessons I've learned from moving to a 100% physical in-office setup to a 100% remote one. Listen below to hear my 4 tips: 4 Ways to Gel Remote Accounting Firm Culture Show Notes 0:42 - COVID-19 is forcing firms to change the way they…


How to Reduce up to 50% of Your Meetings With 1 Free Tool

In episode 13 of the Future Firm Accounting Podcast, I'll be taking you through how you can eliminate up to 50% of your meetings with a free tool called Loom. Check out the episode below: Show Notes 1:30 - The problem with meetings is that it relies on synchronous communication. 1:50 - You can eliminate meetings by engaging in asynchronous communication, or, async. 2:36 - The tool that I…


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Beat Tax Busy Season With This Simple 3 Step Process

Tax busy season got you down? Don't fret. Solving the craziness around it often comes down to implementing the right processes. And in this Future Firm Podcast episode, I'll discuss one simple 3 step process that can greatly improve things. Listen below. Beat Tax Busy Season With This Simple 3 Step Process: Show Notes: 1:00 - Why didn't I dread busy season? Because files came in the door early…


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Blogging for Accountants: 6 Keys to Success

Want to start seeing leads flowing through your blog? If so, then check out the Future Firm Accounting Podcast episode below on blogging for accountants and my 6 keys to success. In a new podcast format, I answer questions from readers of my newsletter, specifically addressing online marketing techniques for accounting firms. My new podcast format will be no longer than 10 minutes and will focus…


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Accounting News: The Ultimate 51 Resources to Follow

If you’re looking to stay updated with the best accounting news resources, then this post is for you. In it, I provide you with a curated list of the 51 best accounting news resources to follow. In fact, when I ran my own firm before it was acquired, I relied heavily on a bunch of these resources to keep my firm ahead of the curve. So if you’re an accountant that wants to stay ahead…


App Advisory Services: What, How & Why

Are you interested in offering app advisory services at your firm? Do you want more information about what this service offering is, how to price them and how to scope the work? Lucky for you, because I had the chance to chat with an expert on the subject, Will Farnell. Will has run a cloud firm in the UK since 2009 and is currently a Xero platinum partner. He also recently co-founded App…


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The Cloud Accounting Podcast: Tips On Starting Your Own Podcast

Blake Oliver and David Leary are the 2 co-hosts behind the popular Cloud Accounting Podcast. I had the chance to speak with them to get their tips and tricks for how accounting firms can start a successful podcast of their own. See below for some quick tips, why starting a podcast at your firm makes sense and the actual podcast interview. What is the Cloud Accounting Podcast? The Cloud…