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.
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.
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
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