Real answers you need to have a next level tax business.

December 7, 2015

By Chris Basom

The following are akin to kryptonite for Tax Pros. Even though we are all-powerful, all-seeing, and able to lift any burden – these issues seem to render us helpless in certain ways. We lose all sense of perspective, all level of training and all benefit of experience.

November 12, 2015

By William Hamilton

In a tax and accounting business, a firm’s greatest, but also it's most unpredictable asset, are the people that work inside the firm.

With the new year, and tax season barreling towards us, you might need to find some new people to help you reach your goals this season. 

But how does thinking about hiring someone make you feel?

November 5, 2015

By Chris Basom

We find ourselves at the “end” of another tax season (since the 10/15 deadline is behind us). And now every third email I get is pitching a webinar to help me get ready for “Next” tax season! Ugh – the cycle never ends.

Depending on when you start preparing 2015 returns you could be as little as 60 days from next busy season. That doesn’t leave you much time to act.

October 22, 2015

By Chris Basom

London based cloud accounting software provider ClearBooks conducted a survey of clients across the U.K.  The questions are powerful and the answers are real.  How does this translate to American practices?  Well, firms everywhere are striving to provide modern solutions for modern clients, and more importantly, it’s people working to help other people.

October 8, 2015

By William Hamilton

You're almost there; the last deadline for tax season is over in a mere 7 days! If you have employees, you shouldn't be the only one in overdrive to get everything done. If you're going to crank through a large number of returns, or any other business during this next week, you can't do everybody elses' work as well.

October 1, 2015

By William Hamilton

Fall is always a busy time of the year, as we’re finishing up all our Sept. 15th and Oct. 15th work, but it's the best time to get focused and put things in order to reach your business goals.

September 24, 2015

By William Hamilton

At some point in our lives, chances are, we’ve all had a moment when someone taught us something that really changed us.

These “somethings” - whether they’re specific insights into a problem we’re having, skill sets that helped us get better at a task, or even just a different way to view the world - can have a huge impact on our lives.

September 17, 2015

By Mark Horsley

At SmartCenter, our core belief is that life doesn't have to be hard. One of the easiest and most effective ways to grow your firm is through referrals, which is why we love talking about this topic.

September 10, 2015

By Chris Basom

About a week ago I was in Las Vegas for the NATP Tax Forum. I got in on Tuesday at noon. SmartCenter had a booth in the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday. Based on the Tax Pro survey I did in New Orleans at the National NATP Conference, they invited us to teach a Thursday workshop in Vegas as well.

September 3, 2015

By Chris Basom

I love Facebook. I love it because there’s no other way I would know that Lance from eighth grade just got a new cat. I love it because now you know that too. I love Facebook because it makes me feel as if I’m keeping in touch with hundreds (literally) of people I haven’t seen for years (decades really).