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3 Business Owner Quirks that Mesh Well with a Cloud Accounting Firm

Business, Apr 27, 2016 1:11:11 PM


Curious to quickly know whether you would be a good match for a cloud accounting firm or whether you're better off with your current offering?

After speaking to hundreds of business owners over the past 3 years, we're able to pretty easily spot who would be a good fit for a cloud accounting firm and who would be better served elsewhere. 

How To Implement Value Pricing Into Your Practice: 3 Expert Tips from Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA

Press, Feb 19, 2016 10:27:59 AM


Accounting software titan, Intuit, took the time to speak with our very own Xen Master about how we price our services and why.

Accounting Software for Mac? Check out Xero

Technology, Feb 19, 2016 7:41:37 AM



I was invited by Apple & Xero to speak at Apple's flagship store in Montreal later this month about how Apple's business customers can leverage new apps & new technology to help run (and grow) their small businesses. The app to be spoptlighted at the event: Xero's cloud accounting software. As the event is approaching, I thought I would write a brief post for those out there that are looking for accounting software for Mac and how Xero is a spectacular choice for Apple lovers out there.

5 Reasons to Choose a Cloud Accounting Firm Over the Traditional Guys

Business, Oct 20, 2015 2:09:00 PM



When you're on the hunt to start working with a new accounting firm, the decision isn't always easy. Everyone is promising you everything and it's hard to know which option to settle on. Since this will be an on-going relationship, one key consideration to make is to look at selecting an accounting firm model that jives well with the way that you like to work. Let's take a look at some reasons for why you may want to select working with a cloud accounting firm versus a more traditional model.

3 Considerations to Make When Choosing Online Bookkeeping Services

Accounting guides, Oct 1, 2015 2:03:00 PM


Whether you’re looking to offload your bookkeeping or modernize your back-office, online bookkeeping services are a sure-fire way, to gain greater efficiencies, have access to more real-time data and to tame what has traditionally been a frustrating, disorganized part of your business.

But before you go ahead and sign up with a provider, there are a few considerations that need to be made.

Guide to Achieving Paperless Accounting

Accounting guides, Sep 23, 2015 3:13:35 PM


When I ask business owners what the most painful part of their accounting is, a good majority of you undeniably say that it has to do with the pile of papers that comes along with it as your accounting is often messy, disorganized and inefficent.

Lucky enough, this trend can now be reversed as paperless accounting is certainly possible by following a few simple methods.

The Top 4 Online Payroll Services for your Small Business

Technology, Jul 30, 2015 1:25:00 PM


Making sure that your payroll is processed smoothly, accurately and on time is one of the biggest priorities in any business. One of the worst things you can as a business owner is being late on payroll or getting it wrong. As a result, choosing the right online payroll services is an important consideration to make.

How to Escape the Commodity Trap

Business, Jun 26, 2015 9:27:00 AM



There are over 2 million accountants and bookkeepers in North America.

2 million.

That’s a lot of accountants!

Why would a potential client choose you over the accountant down the street from you? What do you do that’s special or different? If you’re unable to answer that question, then chances are neither can your potential client.

Bringing something different to the mix is essential in terms of developing your firm, charging fair prices and ultimately having more fun in what you do.

Focus on what you do best, turn down the rest.

Business, Jun 26, 2015 9:23:00 AM


A lot of service businesses try to be everything to everyone. Whatever lead or contract that comes around is seen as additional revenues and we all know that turning down additional revenues is a big no-no, right?


Strategic Finance Magazine - "Moving to the Cloud"

Press, Jun 9, 2015 8:20:00 AM



There's a lot of buzz about moving to the cloud when it comes to accounting. CEO of public company Workiva took the time to have a chat with our Xen Master Ryan Lazanis to get more on the inside scoop on this cloud accounting revolution.

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