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How to Separate Your Accounting Practice from the Noise

How to Separate Your Accounting Practice from the Noise | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Our current economic climate is more highly competitive than ever before, and this fact necessitates strategies to differentiate your practice from the vast majority of others.
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Real Business - Who holds you to account?

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Why Now Is a Good Time To Be Shopping for a New Accountant - LinkedIn Today

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Why Now Is a Good Time To Be Shopping for a New Accountant
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If you thought it's been tough in 2013 to find and keep new clients, you won't like 2014 any better.
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What Keeps Professional Services Firm CFOs Up at Night?

What Keeps Professional Services Firm CFOs Up at Night? | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Why preparing financials for professional services firms is unique, and why BTerrell Group chose Intacct as their ERP of choice.
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Why stay with us? 14 questions to ask clients - ifaonline.co.uk

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Why stay with us? 14 questions to ask clients
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Understanding what it is that clients truly value about your service is the cornerstone to your ability to develop a compelling proposition that you can charge a premium price for.
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How SMEs can overcome common barriers to growth - The Guardian

How SMEs can overcome common barriers to growth - The Guardian | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
The Guardian How SMEs can overcome common barriers to growth The Guardian Simon Veale, a director of Global Freight Solutions, believes that for product-based companies, lack of effective delivery operation is a big issue for businesses looking to...
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Ten things big businesses envy in smaller ... - Bright Marketing

Tom Peters, at the start of the century, spoke about the PSF (Professional Service Firm). He put forward a model for what these businesses should look like by 2010. Well, we're past 2010 now and his PSF work continues to be ...
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Accountants and lawyers benefit from nascent UK economic recovery - Financial Times

Accountants and lawyers benefit from nascent UK economic recovery - Financial Times | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
euronews Accountants and lawyers benefit from nascent UK economic recovery Financial Times Accountancy, legal and marketing companies saw their biggest increase in business volumes since 2007 in the latest quarter, according to a survey of 161...
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Foxtons: Estate agent that gives estate agents a bad name - The Independent

Foxtons: Estate agent that gives estate agents a bad name - The Independent | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
The Independent Foxtons: Estate agent that gives estate agents a bad name The Independent But proof that sharp suits - and accusations of sharp practice - are no impediment to commercial success was brought into sharper relief today when the...
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Don't Overlook the Potential of Smaller Clients - Fox Business

Don't Overlook the Potential of Smaller Clients - Fox Business | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Don't Overlook the Potential of Smaller Clients
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Down the road, hopefully these small clients will become medium-to-large sized companies, and you will grow with them.
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10 Companies With Excellent Customer Service - Huffington Post

10 Companies With Excellent Customer Service - Huffington Post | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
10 Companies With Excellent Customer Service Huffington Post Over 80 percent of respondents ranked Lowe's as "excellent" or "good," in part because of the company's commitment to honoring customer service requests both in-store and through their...
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SMEs can find value in accountants - FT Adviser

SMEs can find value in accountants - FT Adviser | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
SMEs can find value in accountants FT Adviser This, the report claimed, restricted the time the owner or manager could spend developing sales, marketing and products, and tended to occur because accountants were often perceived as offering a...
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Thought Leadership Counts! - What They Think

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Thought Leadership Counts!
What They Think
Bruce H. Rogers and Russ Alan Prince co-authored a book entitled Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Service Firms Become Thought Leaders.
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11 Web Site Strategies to Grow Your Professional Service Firm

11 Web Site Strategies to Grow Your Professional Service Firm | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
To retain clients and customers, and to grow their practices, trust is a key factor for Web sites of professional service firms.
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Take Your Professional Services Firm to the Next Level in 2014

Take Your Professional Services Firm to the Next Level in 2014 | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
A few techniques to help your professional services firm stay ahead of the competition and thrive in the new year.
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MAGAZINE: The Limits of Professional Behavior

MAGAZINE: The Limits of Professional Behavior | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, professional service firms (PSFs) have come to look a lot like their clients. Many, now corporations themselves, operate in multiple countries and have hundreds-even thousands-of employees.
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How to use Content Marketing to grow your professional services firm

How to use Content Marketing to grow your professional services firm | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Tobie_02_b The concept of Content Marketing is certainly not new. For decade's law and accounting professionals have shared knowledge and expertise through published articles in industry journals and publications.
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Lousy Rotten Stinking Customers and Clients | Bright Marketing

Tom Peters, at the start of the century, spoke about the PSF (Professional Service Firm). He put forward a model for what these businesses should look like by 2010. Well, we're past 2010 now and his PSF work continues to be ...
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How To Run A Brilliant Professional Services Firm (PSF) | Bright ...

It is the clients that really push you and get you to think about the solutions you are offering; this will improve the quality of your work. They may not be so easy to ... (And his latest is 'GROW YOUR SERVICE FIRM'.) Loading.
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Steve Baker's curator insight, December 12, 2013 2:48 AM

Great article. Especially if you are a small outfit, being pushed means staying outside of your comfort zone - and thats where the magic happens.

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How Fast Should You Be Growing? - TechCrunch

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How Fast Should You Be Growing?
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A company making $100 each week growing 10 percent weekly would generate $15 billion in annual revenue after just three years. Even Google and Facebook didn't do that.
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UK services firms enjoy best business growth since 2007 - ITV News

UK services firms enjoy best business growth since 2007 - ITV News | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
UK services firms enjoy best business growth since 2007
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... recovery is gathering pace.
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Why an Accountability Buddy is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth - Entrepreneur

Why an Accountability Buddy is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth - Entrepreneur | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
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Why an Accountability Buddy is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth
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An accountability partner is a business peer who helps you grow your company by offering guidance and by holding you to your commitments.
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How to value an IT business - Telegraph.co.uk

How to value an IT business - Telegraph.co.uk | Grow Your Service Firm | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk How to value an IT business Telegraph.co.uk Much more important are the people, since the ability of these businesses to generate profits in the first place is determined by the development, marketing and protection of intellectual...
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How To Build A Company That Warren Buffett Would Invest In - Forbes

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How To Build A Company That Warren Buffett Would Invest In
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Most end users don't care who your advisors are, as long as they are getting a product or service from you that makes their lives easier in one form or another.
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Why I like Robert Cravens Grow Your Service Firm book | Business News, Articles & Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial

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9 Tips for Professional Service Firms to Maximize their Website Content - Business 2 Community

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9 Tips for Professional Service Firms to Maximize their Website Content
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Many professional service firms forget to leverage one of their greatest marketing assets: their intellectual property.
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7 Best Marketing Ideas For Small Business | PCMA

You are an expert, your customers need to believe that too. Then they will start coming to you. In his book 'Growing Your Service Firm', Robert Craven writes that an expert has 7 characteristics and how to develop them.
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