Why Client Relationship Management Strategies Need Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to our ability to understand and manage emotions—both our own and those of others. While EI has always been important for personal relationships, businesses are waking up to the immense value it brings, especially in building strong client relationships.  Effective client relationship management strategies focus on sustaining positive interactions with current … Read more

How Accountants Can Master Financial Communication

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Explaining complex financial concepts—a process often called “financial communication”—is a regular challenge for accountants, especially when working with clients who don’t have backgrounds in finance. To the uninitiated, the world of financial statements, tax laws and investment analysis can seem like a foreign language. Yet clear communication is key for building trust and empowering clients … Read more

Consulting vs Advisory: Key Differences for Accountants

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For today’s accountants, the old model of focusing solely on financial calculations is rapidly becoming obsolete. Modern clients expect a broader range of services that marry both consulting and advisory competencies. So, what sets these two services apart? Let’s delve into the details of consulting vs. advisory services. Consulting: Solving Specific Problems When it comes … Read more

Mastering Accounting Firm Client Acquisition: A Small Business Perspective

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Navigating the labyrinthine world of accounting and financial management is a daunting task for many small business owners. Recent statistics paint a grim picture: a whopping 66% of small businesses grapple with financial challenges, and 43% find it difficult to manage operating expenses.  The good news? Your firm has the opportunity to position itself as … Read more

Why Your Accounting Firm Needs an Easy CRM, Not a Complex One 

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In a world where software solutions are often judged by the length of their feature lists, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that more is always better. But what if we told you that when it comes to customer relationship management (CRM) software, less can sometimes be more? Meet ABLE, an easy … Read more

The Game-Changing Power of Collaborative Practice in Accounting

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Accounting isn’t just about crunching numbers anymore. Today’s landscape demands more—think financial advising, strategic planning and technical expertise. The stakes are high with fierce competition and ever-increasing client expectations. So, what’s the solution? Collaborative practice in accounting is a proven, impactful strategy that can revolutionize both your team dynamics and client relationships.  What Collaborative Practice … Read more

How to Manage and Measure Referrals for Accounting Firm Growth

Referrals are an essential aspect of accounting firm growth, yet they are often underutilized. Furthermore, they don’t just happen on their own. To fully maximize their impact, referrals must be meticulously managed and measured. In this blog post, we’ll look at some best practices on how to methodically track referrals, properly incentivize referrers and use … Read more

Harnessing Business Development for Accounting Firms With ABLE

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Welcome to a new era where enhancing client relationships, building your brand and propelling your accounting firm’s growth has never been more straightforward—welcome to ABLE. ABLE, an award-winning platform, isn’t just a CRM tool; it’s a holistic system designed specifically for accounting firms. ABLE integrates the powers of CRM, marketing and business development, equipping you … Read more