Building your advisory practice is a journey. You may still be trying to find ways to charge for advice that you’ve been offering so far for free, or you may be selling bundled, fixed fee advisory services now. Either way, at this time, the demands being placed on you and the work that you’re doing in response, is new and unique.Read More
Paycheck Protection Loan Update:
Congress has passed a third round of stimulus that goes into effect the week of January 11th. This includes $284 billion in relief funds for small businesses to be made available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and a slew of updates for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program that go into effect on January 15, 2021.
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
Through 20+ years experience Trevor Betenson has found that a mix of advising and accounting leads to a more impactful career. Learn how he transformed himself into a strategic advisor over the course of his career and how you can do the same.Read More
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
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
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
Are you happy at work? Do you find satisfaction in the way you spend your day? Is work-satisfaction something you even think about? Advisory services could be your answer.Read More
I’ve done strategic planning for organizations of all kinds: public, private, growing corporations seeking IPO, and nonprofits. At the core of this work is financial modeling and forecasting. It doesn’t so much matter the type of business—the work is essentially the same:Read More
If you are reading this, you probably are already offering Strategic Advising Services, or researching the topic for your firm. Some of you may already be using the LivePlan Method for Strategic Advising.
I’m guessing that you also have a desire to move from being just a historian for your clients’ small businesses to someone that provides more value, and helps small business succeed, which ultimately will lead to more value for you (e.g. more revenue for your practice).Read More
This article on website optimization is pulled from LivePlan’s Best Practice webinar on sales and marketing for your accounting firm. Our own marketing director John Procopio offers concrete advice for assessing your website, and he offers a two-step checklist for implementing changes.Read More