How Can We Compete Against Outsourced Accounting and Automated Bookkeeping?

The way in which many small businesses are getting their bookkeeping and accounting done is changing. With the convenience of online technology and the Internet making the world a smaller place, you may find yourself feeling like this colleague. He emailed me asking how can we compete…

“I received an email from an Indian-based company offering all things accounting / bookkeeping via internet at £6 per hour. So as we are going more and more automated and not requiring to live local to clients, how can I compete?”

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Advisory Service Packages: What Do They Include?

Have you been trying to move toward that highly exalted ideal of ‘Trusted Advisor' and come up with advisory service packages to attract more clients?

If you've felt stuck and not sure exactly how to do this, you're not alone.  Embracing change amid the disruptive changes in our profession is not easy.

In fact, this is the question that was asked in one of our All Access Pass member meetings recently. Here's a 3-minute video clip where you can listen in. It may spark some ideas on where to begin when you want to create truly effective advisory service packages that will distinguish your practice from the competition.

Advisory Service Packages Notes:

Member Question: What Would You Include in an Advisory Service Package?

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The Future of Accounting is Now!

If you're thinking that automation and artificial intelligence (AI) in the accounting field is a long way off, think again.

In this quick 3-minute video Martin Bissett shares what the top accounting firms in the world are doing now, and how that will affect your accounting or bookkeeping practice in the near future.

Are you ready?

Get all the details for the free live webinar class:

From Striving to Thriving

The Simple Success Blueprint for Making the Transition
to a Consultative Accounting or Bookkeeping Practice

Video Summary

Martin attended the Digital Accounting Forums where the top Accounting firms from around the world gather annually, along with the global accounting professional networks.

The information shared at these forums are what smaller accounting firms will be facing within two to three years. Major changes are in play now.

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Embracing Change: Transform or Get Left Behind

The prediction is an old one: accounting professionals need to be embracing change and transform our role with clients. We need to go from providing compliance services and move to the so-called ‘trusted advisor' role. The thing is, it's no longer a prediction.

Transformation must happen now, since the technology that is driving the Accounting Profession Disruption has arrived and is taking root quickly. In fact, many clients are grabbing hold of automation faster than some of us are!

Not good if we want them to come to us for advice.

Now is the time for us to push past our comfort zones and start embracing change. To help with that, here are five ways to navigate the path from compliance to advisory in the face of automation and thinking machines.

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Should We Fear The Future?

We live in exciting times as bookkeepers and accountants. The professional landscape is shifting and the future seems to be a double-edged sword type of situation.

How will you be affected (or are you already)? What can you do now to make sure you come out on top… and prosper?

Those are just some of the questions we'll explore in the brand new live webinar session that we're hosting  entitled…

“Accounting Profession Disruption”

How to Navigate the Changing Demands on Today's Accounting Professionals

Get more details and register for the LIVE event here (it's free):

DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (New York)
(Use this handy tool to convert to your time zone, if needed)

If you can't make it live, we will have a free replay available, but ONLY if you register for the live webinar.

I guarantee that this will be like no other web event you've been to, since the lineup of experts (Martin Bissett, Mike Michalowicz, and Chris Ragain, CPA) will share their unvarnished experiences and advice from the trenches from the real world.

We do not have the endorsement of any of the software companies on this one, so you will get the naked truth about what's happening now and what's coming in the near future!

Hope you can join us for this exciting high-impact hour LIVE this coming Tuesday!