Editorial Commentary

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Should You Get a Second Opinion on Your Accountant’s Work?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

I think I'd be wounded if one of my clients went elsewhere to get a second opinion on my work. The foundation of a successful relationship with any professional is ... trust.

When Texting Just Doesn’t Work in Professional Settings

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com A few years ago I wrote about how annoying it was to get text messages from clients. The incessant “how r u coming w r txs?” texts drove me crazy. Those kinds of texts still do drive me crazy, but as time has passed, I’ve softened my stance on texting. To [...]

How Was My Tax Season? It Sucked, Thanks for Asking

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

Image courtesy of user Geralt on Pixabay.com It's the first week of May and I'm finally getting around to writing my annual tax season recap. That should tell you how my tax season went. Oprah Crap A few years ago, I included a personal anecdote in a blog post, and someone wrote to me [...]

You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary, Small Businesses Taxes|Tags: , |

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

More on Business Proactive Planning in the Real World

By | March 10th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary, Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: |

It’s easy for the “consultants” and “experts” to say accountants should provide proactive advice. They make it sound like we’re doing our clients wrong by not being proactive. But it’s a two-way street. There’s only so much the accountant can do if the client won’t act on your advice.