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Why Join a Professional Peer Group?

Have you ever been part of a small group of like-minded people who met together, with intentionality, on a regular schedule and for a period of 6-12 months or more? If yes, then you know how the power of community and small groups can be beneficial to members of the group. If not, you really ought to consider giving this a try.

Throughout the last twelve years, I’ve been in at least one peer group at all times. Currently, I meet every Tuesday morning from 6:30 to 8:00 AM with a 12-person group which gathers in an office at the Atlanta Tech Village. This group launched in August and plans to meet for 12 months. Meetings start and end on time and always have a pre-planned agenda. Most sessions begin with each member sharing their business and personal ‘highs and lows’ since the prior meeting. The core of the meeting involves  (more…)

2018-08-10T10:45:24+00:00August 10th, 2018|All Categories, Peer Groups|0 Comments

Tips for Accounting Freelancers

It’s common knowledge that the gig economy is booming. More and more workers of all types are working on a freelance, independent contractor basis. If you’re an accountant…from bookkeeper to CFO-level…there are tremendous opportunities to deliver your services as a free agent to large and small organizations. I’ve been working as a solo CPA and business consultant for 30+ years. During that time many accounting professionals have sought my advice on how to succeed as a freelancer. Here are the most frequent
tips I’ve offered:

Getting started – Launching your solo business is not difficult, at least from a procedural standpoint. You can just tell yourself and others that you’re in business, order business cards from Vistaprint, tune-up your LinkedIn profile, and prepare PDF copies of your resume and a one-page menu of services…and you’re in business. It’s that simple. Later you’ll want to build (more…)

2018-07-28T19:34:30+00:00July 28th, 2018|All Categories, CFO/Controllership, Staffing|0 Comments