Curated by Accountants for Accountants – April 2016

I’m back from 4 weeks travelling in the USA. First the amazing SXSW conference then some holiday time. I find the time away a great opportunity to sit back, analyse Growthwise and make some decisions on where to next. This exercise for me is best done out of the office and out of the Country. It means I only have 1 thing to focus on. I’ve also found a rhythm that this is best done after a week of thought provoking speakers at SXSW.

I’ve started collating my Lessons Learned from SXSW 2016 here and touched on community, a big theme of this years conference in the latest WeeklyQ&A with Steph.

Challenge for the month. What’s the #1 problem in your business at the moment, and what are you doing on a daily basis to eliminate the problem. Would love to hear your thoughts. Keep the questions coming for #StephQA as well.

Must-reads this month

Getting Aggresive: Fearlessly leveraging word of mouth, supply chain and more – Practice Ignition

A different way of determining and reporting on your business KPI’S – Defining KPIS: How to choose metrics that inspire action – Geckoboard

Let’s Settle this ‘Offshoring’ Debate – Thoughts and reflections from Smartbooks Online

The 10 barriers hindering your accounting firms’s growth – A great article with detail behind each barrier from Karbon

April events not-to-be-missed

Smithink Business Advisory Conference – 30th + 31st May

Accountex – London 11-12 May. I’m heading to Accountex this year, so if you are around London and want to catch up let me know.

CPA Public Practice Conference – May

ChangeGPS – Next Level Accounting Conference – 9th May

Quote of the Month

If you want to make a tonne of progress you need to make a tonne of mistakes – Astro Teller

Podcast of the Month

The Growth Show

I’m also really enjoying The Slack Variety Pack

Book of the Month

Instead of a book this month here are the links to some of the great Keynotes from SXSW this year

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