Curated by Accountants for Accountants – August 2016

It’s fantastic to see so many accountants from all over the world sharing the highs, lows, and learnings of building their businesses. Check out the resources of Karbonto hear some of these awesome tips from our peers.

I’m super excited to be talking with Stuart McLeod from Karbon, Chris Hooper from Accodex, and Kenji Kuramoto from Acuity about Beyond the Cloud: the future of accounting. This is going to be one very lively webinar!

Must-reads this month

Some great tips from Richard Francis on how to build your cloud accounting strategy.

Interesting insights from Matt Paff on the consolidation of accounting software players in the market, including a look at the mid-market players.

There is a brilliant new trend of accountants packing up and moving to a different country, or going on a long holiday, yet still managing their practice back home. It’s amazing to see people moving from Australia to London (yes, I’m jealous Scott Lynch), taking extended holidays (Paul Meissner), and even jumping on board the Remote Year program. To see how these guys are doing it, check out these blog posts below:

Events not to be missed

Xero New Zealand Roadshow takes place on 8 Aug-2 Sep. Check out the locations.

Xerocon in Australia takes place on 7-9 Sep.

Quickbooks Connect takes place on 24-25 Oct, in San Jose, California .

The wonderful Guy Pearson from Practice Ignition is teaming up with Richard Francis from Spotlight to discuss the best metrics to run a cloud practice. This will be an awesome webinar.

Podcast of the month

I’m loving the variety of the Cloud Stories podcast by Heather Smith. It’s a great mix of interviews with Accountants, Add-on Developers, Cloud Integrators, and Industry.

Quote of the month

“Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.” — Seth Godin

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