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Bookkeeping is Dead: How Intuit Will Kill It for Good

Bookkeeping is Dead: How Intuit Will Kill It for Good

Hot on the heels of TurboTax Live, Intuit is building an on-demand bookkeeping service called “QuickBooks Live" that will connect business owners directly with bookkeepers via video chat and screen sharing technology integrated directly into the QuickBooks application.

2018: The Year Cloud Accounting Passes the Tipping Point

2018: The Year Cloud Accounting Passes the Tipping Point

How many people does it take to make an idea go viral? It's lower than you might think. All it takes is 10% of the population to come around and change is inevitable. To learn how we've already passed that tipping point for cloud accounting technology, read my article in the July 2018 issue of California CPA Magazine.

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Recently I was asked to speak for FloQast at the The CFO Leadership Council annual conference in Boston. The theme was "Radical CFO," so I thought I'd do something radical and share a lesson I learned about leadership as a young cellist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

Think There's a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait

There’s plenty of talk about the difficulty of hiring and retaining good CPAs, but it appears this trend isn’t limited to the accounting profession. CFO.com reported recently on a looming global talent shortage, which according to economic modeling, will reach about 85 million people by 2030.

Levi’s automates ripping jeans with lasers

Levi’s automates ripping jeans with lasers

Tyson foods shifts away from custom to standard business apps; Microsoft case tests the reach of law enforcement into the cloud; airlines working on broadband internet speeds in the sky; Google adds team chat with Hangouts Chat; how to set cloud reports to open automatically in Excel; the best business laptops; and more

The Art of the Newsletter for Lead Generation

The Art of the Newsletter for Lead Generation

How to write your own email newsletter in a minimum amount of time, Practice Ignition integrates with Zapier, the best password managers, managing the Millennial accountant, what the Net Neutrality repeal means for us, the SEC is cracking down on ICOs, and 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

BookKeeping Express Builds BKE Insight

BookKeeping Express Builds BKE Insight

BookKeeping Express builds BKE Insight, 7 steps to setting initial value pricing fees, 3 considerations to scale your accounting firm, how to stop scope creep before it starts, WeWork expanding to Southeast Asia & South Korea, 10 essential Xero tips to speed up your accounting, 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!

IBM Ends Remote Work Program

IBM Ends Remote Work Program

IBM ends remote work program, what business owners want in an accountant, the power of face-to-face communications, best QuickBooks apps, and more