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Six Fundamentals for Future Success

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, January 22, 2015

"So fifty percent on top of that are what we call disengaged, what’s that mean?  You’re renting their time.  So they come in they give you their eight hours, then they go home and they turn…"

Tom Hood introduces six hot topics in this excerpt from his 2014 Boomer Technology Circle™ Summit keynote presentation, "Preparing for the Shift Change in Accounting."

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Tags:  2014 Summit  Business Leadership Institute  collaboration  Emerging Leaders  leadership  Talent  Tom Hood 

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Technology Reviews

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Friday, January 16, 2015

" In the future I believe that most of your benefit and return on investment from technology will come in the area of innovation.  The change in technology that's occurring today is that more and more dollars are being invested in offering client services..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Cloud Computing  L. Gary Boomer  leadership  Technology  The Technology Plan 

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Mobile App Development

Posted By Jim Boomer, Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"If we look at the profession today I’d day there's still a relatively small number of firms that have successfully developed mobile applications, but the interest is growing rapidly and the firms that are taking this on as an initiative are growing pretty quickly.  Now I just want to walk you through some important questions that you should look at before you jump into developing a mobile app because if you don't think about these things beforehand this can turn into a big, big money and time pit for you..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Business Development  Communication  Jim Boomer  Marketing  Technology 

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5 Success Differentiators for 2015

Posted By Gary Boomer, Tuesday, January 06, 2015

As you look to begin a successful 2015, here are 5 success differentiators you should consider:

  1. Invest in Practice Management – The Winning is Everything conference is the premier practice management event of the year. It is being held January 28-30, 2015 in Las Vegas. It’s not too late to register http://winning-is-everything.com/registration.

  2. Improve Accountability - Is your vision and plan up to date?  Are you future ready and positioned to sustain success in this rapidly changing environment? Accountability starts at the top.  Make sure you are leveraging your resources and focusing on your top priorities.  It is easy to stay busy.  It is difficult to stay focused. Visit www.boomer.com/strategicplanning to learn how to get started.

  3. Better Leverage Technology - The Boomer Technology Circles are communities of IT professionals and firm leaders who share best practices and lessons learned in order to get the most benefit from the use of technology. Member firms meet 3 times a year and each firm is represented by both a Partner and IT Leader. Visit www.boomer.com/BTC to learn about joining.

  4. Improve Your Workflow - The game has changed, but have your processes?  Firms are experiencing significant time savings in tax preparation, time entry, billing and collection as well as advisory services through a Lean CPA process review. Visit www.Flowtivity.com for more information. 

  5. Offer Advisory Services - Is your firm prepared to play above the line,where the growth in demand, revenue and margins is occurring? It requires a different level of thinking and a change in the business model.  The Producer Circle will provide your firm with a community of peers, access to leading vendors and tools. Visit www.boomer.com/PC to learn about joining.

Start now and experience the rewards throughout 2015.

 

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Khan Academy Impact

Posted By Tom Hood, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"So now that C or D person, when they move to the next level, they don’t have the foundational concepts down, right?  Now they’re building on a very fragile foundation and it gets worse as they go through the progression.  So what Khan did is say that we’ve got to make sure they understand those key concepts before they move to the next level..."

Tom Hood answers a question about the Khan Academy during his keynote address at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circle™ Summit in Kansas City.

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Tags:  2014 Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Learning Ladders  Tom Hood  training 

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Wishing you peace this holiday season

Posted By Administration, Friday, December 19, 2014

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When Should You Change?

Posted By L. Gary Boomer, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"... the best option but the most difficult option, is to make the difficult changes while you have the cash flow and while you have the capability of making the selection and the priorities your priorities and not someone else's priorities.  So as you go into your firm summit this year..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Change Management  Firm Summit  L. Gary Boomer  leadership  Strategic Planning 

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The Stay Interview

Posted By Sandra Wiley, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Stay Interview is a powerful tool to help prevent talent loss.  Sandra Wiley explains how to use this tool in this support video from her book, The Journey Ahead: A New Roadmap to Collaboration in Your Firm.

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Tags:  collaboration  Conflict Resolution  culture  leadership  Retention  Sandra Wiley  succession planning  Talent  The Journey Ahead 

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Knowledge Management

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"In the coming years we’re going to have a huge transition of leadership and finding the right people to fill those leadership positions is going to be important.  But equally important is what's gonna happen to all the wisdom, experience and knowledge that those people that are retiring have in their heads..."

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Tags:  2014 Blog  Business Continuation  Business Intelligence  Communication  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  Jim Boomer  Knowledge Transfer  leadership  mentoring  Retention  Succession 

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Accounting Technology for Gen Z

Posted By Tom Hood, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, November 24, 2014

"...by the way, those people that are working for you are also the consumers on the other side of it, right?  They’re going to be your future customers so they’re going to want everything on a device, on a smartphone or a tablet.  They’re not going to want to have to..."

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Tags:  2014 Summit  Business Leadership Institute  Information Technology  Tom Hood 

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