A Restaurant Solutionist Creating Magical Client Experiences | Kristen Nies Ciraldo

"There’s something in our social connectivity that is enhanced by the act of sharing food, in my opinion, and it’s why we need independent restaurants particularly." – Kristen Nies Ciraldo, The Friday Guide. Today I’m speaking with Kristen Nies Ciraldo, Cloud Advisor and Restaurant Solutionist of the Friday Guide. In this episode, we talk [...]

2021-03-04T11:56:17+10:00November 26th, 2020|0 Comments

The Future of The Accounting Profession | Kenji Kuramoto

"One opportunity this pandemic did give us is it has allowed us to bring people together from all over the world. That is what we have here today truly a gathering of some of the top minds in the profession from around the world to give us some insights into what they think they [...]

2021-03-04T12:03:15+10:00October 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Has a black swan event changed this Evangelists views on niching? | David Leary

"Ultimately, if you're in the small business space and you're building an app that adds on to either QuickBooks or Xero, you're building apps really for accountants. You can't just build it for small business only and take the accountant out of the equation. They have to be a part of your equation and [...]

2021-03-04T12:04:06+10:00September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Bridging the People Advisory gap | Will Lopez

I just believe it's actually the personal side of the profession. When you look at GL advisory, a lot of the deliverables are around an impersonal deliverable. We're looking at forecasting, we're telling the numbers and secondary to those numbers are people. Same thing with apps. We're talking about automation, we're talking about integration, [...]

2021-03-04T12:06:55+10:00July 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Living up to the critical role of “Recession-Proof Accountant” | Will Lopez

The two terms that came out of the Great Recession here in the US were 'Flat is Up', and the 'Accountant Recession' or the 'Recession-proof Accountant'. Flat is Up meant that accounting firms during that period were able to achieve flat growth year over year even though their workforce was eliminated by 40%. They [...]

2021-03-04T12:12:08+10:00May 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Michael Ly – A serial entrepreneur, building businesses, navigating cultural differences, and always learning

As an entrepreneur, you have to get really good at selling what you envision you want to provide and what you envision your ideal clients are going to be and your services are going to be, and not what you think you as the accountant or the founder can do. And I think that's [...]

2021-03-04T12:19:04+10:00March 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Ep.36 Geni Whitehouse – Even a Nerd Can Be Heard

Geni Whitehouse divides her time between working as a winery consultant at Brotemarkle, Davis & Co in the Napa Valley and writing, speaking, and tweeting about what some might consider nerdy subjects.  As a former partner in a CPA firm, two-time software company executive, and recent CMO of a tech startup, she has a passion [...]

2021-03-04T12:13:45+10:00February 8th, 2016|3 Comments

Ep.35 Blake Oliver shares apps he recommends for accountants, bookkeepers and his clients

  Subscribe to Episode 35 of Cloud Stories on iTunes In this episode Blake Oliver and I discuss his recommended apps for accountants and bookkeepers and his clients. I'm now using Overcast as my preferred app for listening to podcasts on my iPhone - it has a simple intuitive interface and as my iPhone is [...]

2021-03-04T12:11:43+10:00January 29th, 2016|2 Comments

Ep.34 Dan Schmidt – The Emerging Business CFO

Based Missouri, USA, Dan Schmidt has embraced Xero as the core solution for his clients. Dan likes to solve problems. He helps clients adopt a suite of cloud solutions that improve their daily operation. In the interview he explains how accounting provides a common language in business. The language can assist in effective communication across different business department. I first heard of [...]

2021-03-04T12:10:27+10:00January 4th, 2016|0 Comments
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