public accounting

Guy Pearson of Practice Ignition on building an accounting firm from scratch that could scale up without him

Guy Pearson of Practice Ignition on building an accounting firm from scratch that could scale up without him

Guy Pearson, founder of Practice Ignition, turned down an offer of partnership in an accounting firm at age 24 to travel around the world for a year. After running out of money, Guy returned to Australia and started an accounting firm out of his house. He set out to automate the firm right out of the gate and built a business that could scale up on its own. That meant Guy could very quickly go off and start a software company called Practice Ignition while running his firm on the side.

Excel's got a new World Champion and how CAS can cause lots of liability

Excel's got a new World Champion and how CAS can cause lots of liability

Blake and David chat about three things this week: 1) A 15-year-old is the new Microsoft Excel world champion, 2) How businesses are failing to help employees keep up-to-date with their digital skills, and 3) the risk of performing Client Accounting Services (CAS) (AKA outsourced accounting) in public accounting firms that aren't equipped to manage client expectations when it comes to the scope of services offered.

Geni Whitehouse on niching for the wine industry & building confidence as a public speaker

Geni Whitehouse on niching for the wine industry & building confidence as a public speaker

Geni Whitehouse [LinkedIn] shares how her CPA firm carved out a niche serving the wine industry — not just with marketing mumbo jumbo but with a proprietary industry scorecard that created real value for her clients. We discuss what's holding firms back from offering more consulting services, and how to build confidence as a public speaker when you're natural nerdy and shy.