The very words "Danger Zone" are sufficient to strike fear into seasoned professionals in any context, whether it's investing or a phsyical endurance sport.
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Nothing riles people like a timewaster, the proverbial "tyre-kicker" who has no real intention of making the purchase or certainly not at the correct price.
Nobody likes losing a client.
It’s an unfortunate fact of professional life and it usually comes as a bolt from the blue that in many circumstances leaves accountants scratching their heads as to what they could have done to prevent it.
Find out how your peers are doing in the Maximiti accountancy survey winter 2019. Something to cheer you up or perhaps make you start thinking seriously about your future after the hectic January tax return season.
"Lifestyle business" - it's one of the recent fads that we hear more and more of. For the uninitiated it means a business that is set up in a manner that allows you to work as and when you wish, removing the pressures of a rigid 9 to 5 regime.
This is the time of year - post January tax return madness - that many accountants give long and hard thought as to whether they really want to face the same stresses next January.” — Norman Younger
“Back in the day” accountancy firms had a simple choice. They could perform their professional service and charge very handsomely without fear of clients shopping around for a cheaper job or they could offer the very same level of service without billing too enthusiastically in the hope that clients would recommend them on the basis of a good service at a reasonable price.
Mediation is gaining popularity as an alternative dispute resolution method for SMEs and their business advisers. It's is almost as if it is one of the best kept secrets of business”— Rafael