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Dispatch from Xerocon Austin

Dispatch from Xerocon Austin

New Xero features announced at Xerocon Austin, Intuit acquires TSheets, how Dominos stands out in a world awash in pizza, H&R Block opens a coffeehouse, tech tools for frequent travelers, & more

Giving Thanks for Cloud Accounting

Giving Thanks for Cloud Accounting

New QBO features announced at QuickBooks Connect, introducing the Lifestyle Accountants Community, a review of Kindful (CRM for nonprofits), how to structure a blog post so people will actually read it, issues with IRS guidance on Bitcoin, why we still commute, the best standing desks, and more

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft ditches hourly billing for legal services, how to build your tech stack for your accounting firm, how to get the quickest ROI from your marketing, Bill Ackman seeks "transformational change" at ADP, the top 5 reasons accountants don't convert their sales proposals, and more

FloQast and Hubdoc Raise Millions 💰

FloQast and Hubdoc Raise Millions 💰

I was pleased to read that two apps in my cloud accounting tool box raised VC money this past week: FloQast ($25 million) and Hubdoc (for $5 million). Investors are betting on the success of cloud accounting, and that’s good news for users!

New Year, New Job

New Year, New Job

Philly is still using 35-year old accounting software, BDO USA selects Expensify for preferred partnership, Doug Sleeter lays out the promise of blockchain technology, why the long-term jobs killer isn't China (it's automation), and more

Becoming a Subscription Economy 

Becoming a Subscription Economy 

Crazy stats on the growth of the subscription economy; the future of automation & accounting; where did the name Xero come from?; protecting your firm from cyber attacks; and more

The Network Effect

The Network Effect

Accountex coverage, Six Degrees of Xero, how GAAP fails tech, app updates for TSheets and Deputy, spice up your B2B blog, comparing Xero and QBO, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #30

Cloud Accounting Weekly #30

Takeaways from the CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Symposium, Microsoft signs up for WeWork, 1099 Forms due earlier in 2017, how to improve profitability through pricing, reviews of Entryless & FreshBooks, and more

You're Invited to the Xero Hour

You're Invited to the Xero Hour

Featured app for automatically tracking mileage, join a Xero meetup starting in select cities, Kid Theater with Ben Affleck, top performing companies require 4x fewer accountants, Deputy adds two step verification, Facebook releases Workplace, the results of a 5-hour workday, and more