Welcome back to issue 25 of Curated by Accountants.

For those of you in Australia, it’s wind-down time for the summer holidays. No matter where you live, it’s a perfect opportunity to review the year that was and reflect on what you did well, what you did poorly, and most importantly, what you learned. This allows you to really set yourself up for 2018 to be your best year yet.

Must-reads this month

A nice eBook from Joe Carufe exploring why millennials hold the key to your accounting firm’s success.

For those of you looking to grow, check out these 61 ways to get more clients for your business, from Practice Ignition.

Too many apps? How app fatigue is affecting modern accounting practices from Hubdoc and Beau Gaudron.

Aynsley Damery, Timothy Munro, Bruce Phillips & I caught up with Wayne Schmidt to discuss what worked for us in 2017 & what we are implementing in 2018.

Matt Paff put together this wrap-up of QB Connect— part 1 and part 2.

I’m constantly asked how we manage our workflow and practice management at Growthwise. I stole the demo account at Karbon earlier this month and went overhow and why we structure our workflow like we do.

Very excited Xero have developed the Lifelong Learning Platform. This is an excellent initiative to ensure our industry is being taught using the latest technologies.


Events not-to-be-missed

To kick-start your year, I’m running a webinar on building your firm’s 2018 action plan.

Podcast of the month

The holiday period is a great time to catch up on some podcasts. Here are my favourite podcasts for accountants from 2017.

From the trenches from David Boyar & Paul Meissner
Cloud stories from Heather Smith
The green apple podcast
Lifestyle accountant

Quote of the month

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” — Wayne Gretzky

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