Right now, practices everywhere are trying to adapt to a drastically different work landscape that often changes from day-to-day. Your team is working remotely. Your tax season has been extended. Your clients are dealing with disaster relief efforts and trying to stay above water.Read More
When small business owners are stressed from financial uncertainty they need information from their accountant that will help them from feeling blind-sided by unknowns, and enable them to forge a clear path forward.Read More
Helping your clients understand their cash flow is an integral part of delivering quality advisory services. But cash flow isn’t just about the current financial position.
Creating an accurate cash flow forecast gives your clients the insight necessary to drive decision making for their business.Read More
Over the last few months, we’ve released a variety of new features and improvements for LivePlan, many of which are specifically developed for LivePlan Strategic Advisors.
Our continued goal is to improve the overall experience for you and your clients—allowing you to serve more clients, build better forecasts, and generate strategic and thoughtful reports.
Strategic advising is a specific type of small business advising service. It focuses on lean business planning, financial forecasting, and monthly financial performance tracking. In the accounting profession, it fits within the umbrella of client advisory services (CAS).
What differentiates strategic advising from other client advisory services is its focus on planning and iterative forecasting as the primary means of measuring and driving small business growth.Read More
The notion of planning, and adjusting our plan, is a fundamental part of all of our lives. We do it daily, sometimes without even realizing it, on things both big and small. Planning for retirement? Planning a vacation? Planning for next month’s grocery bill?Read More
Implementing a process to manage the work of Strategic Advising is the key to making it happen in a profitable, seamless way. The LivePlan Method is a business process and pricing model for strategic advising services.Read More
“Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.”
This modest sentence is powerful. It’s only in the difficult places that we grow, so the more we can get comfortable with things that make us uncomfortable, the stronger we become.Read More
As a Strategic Advisor, you’re a critical partner for your small business owner clients. The work you do and the expertise you offer helps your clients establish business goals, and guides their growth.
Your work should cover questions such as these:Read More
New entrepreneurs frequently ask me for advice about forecasting their sales. These entrepreneurs are always optimistic about the future of their new company, but when it comes to talking about the details, most aren’t sure how to predict future sales and how much money they’re going to make.Read More
To understand the overall health and performance of a business, the three main financial statements—income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet—tell a vivid story.Read More
Running your business takes more than just a passion for your customers and the products and services you sell. You also need to keep a close eye on your business financials so you can track performance and know how your business is doing.Read More
In the public accounting industry, the practice of client advisory services involves much more than compliance-based work—it’s a relationship business. To grow and scale your Strategic Advising practice, your efforts need to be aimed at nurturing your clients and developing a personal connection that will set you up for repeat business.Read More
If I’ve learned anything during my two-plus decades of marketing leadership, it’s that trust is the backbone of the seller-buyer relationship.Read More