Welcome to the new year! Hopefully you’re all recharged and ready to make 2017 your best year yet.

I’m really looking forward to bringing you more thought-provoking reads, events and practical content from our peers—all intended to help us all push the accounting industry forward at lightning speed.

Must-reads this month

I love these lessons learned from Jason Andrews during his first year as a startup founder (bonus reading list included).

Succession planning is always a hot topic for accountants.
Rod Dury outlines some interesting ways Xero have been dealing with this.

With the start of 2017 comes 17 predictions for 2017 by Matt Paff. I’d love to hear your thoughts what Matt is forecasting.

Some more 2017 predictions for accountants and bookkeepers, this time from Trent McLaren.

Videos to catch up on

The first three episodes in my 2017 month of the thinking accountant series are now online:

 

What a BDM can do for your accounting firm.

 

Simon Sinek on millennials in the workplace.

 

Events not-to-be-missed

#MTA 4: Setting your accounting firm’s 2017 targets (free webinar)

Xero Roadshow, 30 Jan-17 Feb (Australia)

Accounting Business Expo, 21-22 March (Sydney)

Transform! Summit, 2-3 March (Wellington)

Podcast of the month

Pricing power — Interviews with accountants, bookkeepers & industry on all things pricing, marketing & technology

Quote of the month

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” — Seth Godin

Best,
Steph.

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