Empire Building

Are you looking to build an empire?  This missive’s goal is to challenge you to consider if you are creating the empire that will last the way you hope.  This is not a discussion on building a professional empire or a vast and wonderous wealth from your entrepreneurial prowess.  I want to know if you’re building an empire as a human?  Have you even considered growing an empire through service to your community? 

 

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Alexis Harrington
Dear App Partners: Step Up & Keep Up

As the snowball of cloud accounting continues to roar down the mountain towards the masses, a consistent conversation has grown amongst my peers.  Our stunning app partners who have developed these tools to revolutionize our firms aren’t keeping up.  They have turned our practices on their heads, amped our profits to new levels, made us rock stars in our clients’ eyes, and we need them to continue roaring down the mountain at the epic pace they set for us.

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Alexis Harrington
IPBC's Ignite Conference And Adapting to Change

The concept of ‘find your tribe’ always seemed like a bit of cliché to me.  Who was this tribe, how did you find them, and why on earth were they so important?  Through growing my business based in the cloud, paperless, and tech forward, I have learned to trust and rely on my tribe.  These are a group of accountants and bookkeepers who I know through social media where we exchange ideas, celebrate victories, and commiserate over the bad days.  They are my tribe. We share, we collaborate, and we will do what it takes to lift one another up and move one another forward. 

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Alexis Harrington
Back to School- In Your Business

Even as adults, I feel we are programmed into a 'back to school' cycle. Gone are the halcyon days of summer--it's time to get back into a routine and settle into our normal lives again. For kids, they are back in class. As business owners, we get back to the core of our business. And like it or not, that core isn't what you do best or sell. That core is HOW you do it best and how you sell your product. The core is your administrative time.

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Free Your Time

None of us ever feel like we have enough time.  Not at the office. Not at home. Certainly not enough time at the beach.  When setting up accounting systems, I am obsessed about free time.  I want to have it. I want you to have it.  A good accounting system should remove the boring data entry of 1995's bookkeeping software (still used by many accounting firms) and replace it with technology.  Ever heard 'there's an app for that'?  Well it applies to accounting too. 

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Alexis Harrington