Some years ago I spent a lot of time with a lovely guy* whose focus was team building in larger businesses. One day he asked if I would introduce him to my contacts in a specific company he was targeting … Read More
Mark Lee has been a regular blogger here since 2006. His blogging topics, articles and books all contain insights, tips and advice for professionals who are determined to be more successful.
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This is for accountants who are determined to be more successful whether they are running a practice, starting a practice or are an employee in practice. The blog contains much in the way of strategic advice, career advice and common sense advice. Many of the STAND OUT blog posts also appear on the Accountants’ Blog.
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After being ranked in the top 3 of online influencers by the ICAEW I was recently interviewed about my social media journey. The following extracts may be of interest. When and why did you start using social media? It was … Read More
It’s not often that you see a huge supplier to your business sector subliminally promoting you. Maybe that’s stretching the facts but I was amused to see a recent post on the Sage One blog titled: TrustMark. TrustMark is a … Read More
I tried to do something different this year. Like many others I stopped sending cards to everyone a while back. These days cards sent with a personal message can STAND OUT positively as they are now much less common … Read More
Most professional advisory firms are simply named after their founders. Some retain the names of just the first two or 3 partners, Others might extend to 4, 5 or 6 names. The longest I have found, unless you know better, … Read More
I recently offered some help by way of comments in response to an accountant’s query in an online forum. Most of my observations and advice are of more general application so I am sharing them here too. The questioner has been … Read More
Are you one of those accountants in practice, who still charges fees by reference to the time you spend working on a client’s affairs? Even if you have moved to fixed pricing, menu pricing or value pricing you may still … Read More
Just stop for a moment and consider how you would answer if someone asked you: “What do you enjoy doing?” Now think how much better that reply sounds than what you normally say when someone asks you: “What do you … Read More
The question I was recently asked by an accountant was actually: “Is it better to have 500 small clients paying me £500 pa or 50 larger clients paying £5,000 pa?” A little background from the accountant concerned: “The reason behind … Read More
I was intrigued by elements of the Accountancy Rich List 2015 published by economia magazine. The magazine itself, as distinct from the online list, contains pen portraits of ten of those on the list, described as “inspiring entrepreneurial chartered accountants”. … Read More