Here's a roundup of the best links I clicked on this past week. Also, I'll be in Seattle on September 6 for a Q&A at the local Talk & Swap for Accounting Technology Professionals. Stop by and I'll buy you a drink!
Fox Business — From CPA to Olympic Gold Medalist: Gwen Jorgensen's Journey
Gwen Jorgensen graduated with a master's degree in accounting and worked in a cube at Ernst & Young while training for the 2012 London Olympics. Four years later she won the gold. (read)
Seattle "Talk & Swap for Accounting Technology Professionals" — Q&A with Blake Oliver, Xero Ambassador
Join me at Anthony's Pier 66 on Tuesday, September 6 at 4 pm for a free drink courtesy of Xero and a Q&A session how accountants and bookkeepers can benefit from Xero and the Xero ecosystem. (join the Meetup)
"Exercise isn’t just about helping out your health down the road, and it’s certainly not just about vanity. What you do in the gym (or on the roads, in the ocean, etc.) makes you a better, higher-performing person outside of it. The truth, cliché as it may sound, is this: When you develop physical fitness, you’re developing life fitness, too." (read)
Jason Blumer shares how his firm has changed their team compensation model since switching to fixed pricing from hourly. Instead of paying team members hourly, Blumer & Associates pays them a percentage of client revenue. (read)
Sales & Marketing
If you spend just 6 minutes engaging, 5 minutes spot checking, 2 minutes sharing, and 2 minutes trimming your connections, you can do a lot for your personal brand in one LinkedIn session per week. (read)
Jetpack Workflow — Automate Your Accounting Firm to 1500% Growth with Heather Pranitis
Heather Prantis runs Number Nerd Bookkeeping Solutions. In this podcast episode, she shares her tips for automating your accounting firm processes, especially when it comes to managing leads. (listen)
Asana — Let’s take this offline… with iOS! — The Asana iOS app now supports most major workflows in offline mode, meaning you can work in Asana without internet access.
Harvest — Introducing Harvest for Mac 2.0 — The new version of Harvest for Mac includes a new Timsheet window, better Timestamps support, a Weekly Summary Bar, support for the Harvest ID authentication system, a new Time Summary, and various other improvements.
Receipt Bank — New Feature: Combine The Best Cloud Accounting Software with Additional Integration —Now you can choose among multiple destinations for client receipts, credit notes, and invoices once they're processed in Receipt Bank. For example, you can send unpaid vendor invoices to Bill.com, but send paid receipts directly to Xero.
Xero — Find information faster in the new Xero report center — Xero has consolidated the "New Reports" with the old ones in the All Reports screen. You can now search reports as well as directly export, publish, and delete from the report center.