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Your post spring conference season news roundup

Your post spring conference season news roundup

Blake and David get caught up on all the news that slipped by during AICPA Engage, Scaling New Heights and Xerocon, plus David's got some new intel on QuickBooks Live. Facebook announced a new cryptocurrency, B2B IPOs are triggering investor zeal, a disappointing percentage of firms are taking advantage of videoconferencing tech, we have a couple of podcast recommendations, the CMA is growing like crazy, Pilot plans to bring 450 jobs to Nashville, Freshbooks has a new Retainers feature, and much, much more! 

Takeaways from Intacct Advantage, David joins AutoEntry, results from Intuit’s annual rate survey, and more

Takeaways from Intacct Advantage, David joins AutoEntry, results from Intuit’s annual rate survey, and more

What’s new with Sage Intacct from the Intacct Advantage conference in Nashville; David has joined the AutoEntry team as their Principal Technology Evangelist; results from the 2018 Intuit Average Billing Rate Survey; three key steps that accounting teams can take to attract and retain the industry’s top talent; and the dark side of accounting expertise

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.

Midmarket vendors: Watch your back! Also, how labor costs will skyrocket over the next decade, and Bill.com goes global

Midmarket vendors: Watch your back! Also, how labor costs will skyrocket over the next decade, and Bill.com goes global

David & Blake discuss Matt Paff's article, "Hey Mid-Market, Xero and Intuit are coming!" a study predicting that highly skilled labor costs will skyrocket over the next decade, and Bill.com's big announcement that it will soon support international electronic payments.

Cloud accounting survey results, IRS budgets upgrades, & lawyers dropping the billable hour

Cloud accounting survey results, IRS budgets upgrades, & lawyers dropping the billable hour

David reports on IRS plans to spend $291 million on technology upgrades and why some lawyers are dropping the billable hour. Blake shares takeaways from FloQast's 2018 Cloud Accounting Survey and the recent Cloud Accounting Roundtable in Culver City.