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We write about our own experience scaling a professional services firm. Learn from our successes and failures. 

Adapting a Business Model Over Time, Education, and the Importance of Criticism with Hugh Duffy

By Ben Isley
June 09, 2020
In this episode of The Staying Power Podcast, Brandon and Thomas are joined by Hugh Duffy, CEO and Founder of Build Your Firm. Hugh takes pride in helping accountants improve their marketing and make more money from their accounting practice. For...
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Pick a Niche and Dominate It

By Brandon Hall
June 08, 2020
As you scale a professional services firm, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on a certain niche clientele or service everyone that comes in the door. Though it can be tempting to take on any project that pays the bills, I highly recommend that...
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Healthy Growth, the Why Factor and the Evolution of a Small Business with Leonard Raskin

By Ben Isley
June 06, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Leonard Raskin, owner and CEO of Raskin Global. The financial markets are crowded with advice and different approaches, but Leonard's approach is radically different to help his clients navigate the fog of the...
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Building a Virtual Consulting Firm with a Focus on Helping CPAs Grow Their Firms with Sarah Johnson Dobek

By Ben Isley
June 06, 2020
Sarah Johnson Dobek is president and founder of Inovautus Consulting, a national consulting firm that develops strategies, programs, and training designed to help accounting firms grow faster and in the right direction.
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Building a Virtual Firm from Scratch then Selling It and More with Ryan Lazanis, CPA

By Ben Isley
June 06, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Lazanis. Ryan is a CPA and studied accounting in school, but he wasn't smitten by the traditional model of accounting firms. He felt that the accounting industry was old-school and archaic. Ryan decided to...
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How to Start a Business While Working Full-Time & the Importance of Owning Your Misses with Spencer Hilligoss

By Ben Isley
June 06, 2020
In this episode, Brandon and Thomas are joined by Spencer Hilligoss, an active real estate investor, syndicator, and executive leader for two real estate businesses. His own company, Madison Investing, has co-sponsored deals in excess of 4,000...
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Why You Need a People Plan When Scaling Your Business and More with Nick Sinclair

By Ben Isley
June 06, 2020
In this episode, Brandon and Thomas are joined by Nick Sinclair, founder and President of TOA Global, a market leader in dedicated outsourced accounting solutions for accounting firms in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and across the...
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Persevering in the Beginning, Hiring for Culture Fit, and The Power of Peer Groups with Mark Goldman, CPA

By Ben Isley
June 05, 2020
In this episode, Brandon and Thomas are joined by Mark Goldman, a recruiter for accountants in the San Antonio, Texas area as founder and CEO of MGR Recruiters. Mark is also the host of the Where Accountants Go Podcast.
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Secrets to Hiring Right in a Virtual Firm and More with Robin Thieme, CEO of KBS CFO

By Ben Isley
June 05, 2020
On today's show, Brandon and Thomas are joined by Robin Thieme, founder and CEO of KBS CFO. Robin provides strategic guidance in systems-based solutions for entrepreneurs and has over 30 years of financial and accounting experience. Robin has a...
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How to Stop Complaining and Just Figure It Out with David Cristello

By Ben Isley
June 04, 2020
In this episode, we're joined by David Cristello, founder and CEO of Jetpack Workflow, a SaaS application built to help accounting firm owners manage deadlines without letting client work fall through the cracks.
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