• What should CPAs know about the metaverse?

    Oct 20, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode, we speak with Brandon Fredericks, CPA, principal at Apple Growth Partners. Earlier this year Brandon wrote a blog post titled “Your business and the metaverse” and he shared with me the perspective accounting professionals should take on the metaverse, how they can learn more about it now, ways the metaverse applies to business and more.
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  • Tips from an expert on finding success in client advisory services

    Oct 6, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode, we speak with Amy Vetter, CPA, CEO of the B3 Method Institute about the opportunity of advisory services. We discussed the benefits, the misconceptions and the future of advisory services for accounting firms. You can hear more from Amy on this topic in a six-week course starting October 28 and at a Client Advisory Services workshop on November 30.
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  • The tricks for retaining business

    Sep 13, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    We spoke with Lee Frederikson, partner at Hinge, a professional services firm about how accounting professionals need to try new approaches to retaining clients in this evolving business environment, what that means for technology and communication and how that might change in the future.
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  • How to kill complexity in the workplace

    Aug 25, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we spoke with Lisa Bodell, CEO of FutureThink and keynote speaker at the Fall Accounting Shows. She will present “Why Simplicity Wins,” a session covering how organizations can rid themselves of unnecessary complexity and focus on simplifying their work. We discuss why organizations should simplify, mistakes to avoid, metrics to use to measure success and much more. Register for the Fall Accounting Shows to hear more from Lisa: https://ohiocpa.com/cpe/ohio-accounting-shows
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  • How public speaking can benefit CPAs

    Aug 11, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this week’s episode we spoke with Eileen Smith, founder of SpokeSmith, about the value of public speaking. We discussed how it’s an essential skill for CPAs, how to overcome a fear of public speaking, the best ways to prepare and more.
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  • Quality early education critical for success later in life

    Jul 21, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we're speaking with John Jones, president & CEO of Hope Toledo. Hope Toledo is a 501(c) 3 organization that helps children obtain high-quality early childhood education through Pre-K and post-secondary training in college or trade schools. In 2020 Society President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE, announced a three-part commitment to end racism and help create a business environment that offers equal opportunity to all. The plan consists of CEO leadership, organizational commitment – which includes a $100,000 pledge for initiatives – and advancing public policy. In continuation of that, The Board of Directors has approved a $20,000 investment in Hope Toledo as one of the organizations OSCPA is supporting in this commitment.
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  • Accounting trends to follow

    Jun 30, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    As the business environment rapidly evolves, so does the accounting profession. In this episode, we’re highlighting some of the areas that are growing in popularity and will become topics accountants need to contend with in the near future. We spoke to three experts and you can hear their episode in full here:
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  • Why improved efficiency doesn’t always equal cash savings

    Jun 8, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we're speaking with Reginald Lee, PhD, a business analytics professor at Xavier University and a co-founder of Business Dynamics & Research Ltd. We talked about the trap many businesses fall into when they are looking at cash savings and efficiency, the sales pitch that promises “you’ll save 50 millon dollars if you do this!” Reginald explained how that’s not always the case, and how it’s so crucial for CPAs to look at business improvement opportunities such as these in a different light.
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  • What accountants should know about ESG

    May 18, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we're speaking with Mary Adams, founder of Smarter Companies, a consultancy that focuses on how to use a holistic view to increase performance and value. We discuss environmental, social and governance factors, commonly referred to as ESG, and how they impact businesses, accounting professionals and the role ESG will play in the future. If you’re not familiar with ESG now, Mary can shed some light on why it’s time to learn.
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  • Updates from the Social Security Administration

    May 5, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we're speaking with Brandon Smith, Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration in Cleveland. and Robert Fenn, the Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration in Akron, about the Social Security office now accepting in-person appointments and what that means for visitors, understanding what’s available on the Social Security website, widow and widower increases and more.
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  • The evolution of work continues to speed up

    Apr 20, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we spoke with David Staley, associate professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University and president of Columbus Futurists, about how the pandemic continues to impact the future of work. We discussed Zoom towns, how companies can prepare for unexpected change and much more.
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  • How to master the evolving business model

    Mar 31, 2022, 12:00 PM by SEO National
    In this episode we spoke with Sumit Mahajan | Global Chief Sales Officer at DataMatics Business Solutions, Inc., who has worked closely with CPAs who hold the responsibility of advising their businesses and clients during this tricky time. We talked about when it’s time to update your business model, the benefits of global work, outsourcing because of the talent crunch and much more.
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  • The payoff of working smarter, not harder

    Mar 2, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "The payoff of working smarter, not harder" For many busy professionals, work-life integration is a constant struggle, but according to the book, The Freedom Formula, How to Succeed in Business Without Sacrificing Your Family, health, or Life it doesn’t have to be. The book was written by David Finkel, the CEO of Maui Mastermind, a business consulting group, and covers how professionals can make the best use of their time and succeed in their careers. We spoke with Gwen Walker, an advisor at MauiMastermind, about The Freedom Formula and we discussed the benefits of working smarter and not harder, how professionals can embrace this mindset, how to convince others to do the same and more.
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  • Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022

    Feb 16, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022" In this episode we're speaking with Damon Hacker, President & CEO and a founder of Vestige Digital Investigations, a digital forensics company. We spoke with Damon about cybersecurity best practices in 2022, covering password protection, two-factor authentication, how cybersecurity should not be considered a project to complete and much more.
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  • How one man went from priest to CPA

    Feb 2, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "How one man went from priest to CPA" In this episode, we spoke with Bob Wardega, who joined the accounting profession after he spent almost 15 years as a Catholic priest. We asked Bob about his transition from priest to a CPA, what he’s learned about people in the process, the similarities of the two roles, what the accounting profession has meant to his life and much more.
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  • How to stay focused while working through the latest Covid surge

    Jan 20, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "How to stay focused while working through the latest Covid surge" The latest variant in the COVID pandemic, Omicron, now accountants for about 99% of cases according to the CDC, and businesses everywhere are feeling the strain as more employees are out of work due to exposure or testing positive. In this episode we spoke with Scott Wiley, CAE, president and CEO of The Ohio Society of CPAs on on what this latest variant means for businesses, how agility has taken on a new meaning, the role leaders and staff have to play in adding value and more.
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  • How to avoid burnout during busy season

    Jan 12, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "How to avoid burnout during busy season " In this week’s episode we spoke with A’Shira Nelson, CPA, tax manager at Apple Growth Partners in Cleveland and member of the OSCPA Executive Board, about how to accountants can take care of themselves this upcoming tax season. We discussed dealing with unknowns during tax season, how to plan ahead to stay energized, conversations to have with your team and much more.
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  • What to consider while looking for a new job

    Jan 5, 2022, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "What to consider while looking for a new job" Reports are everywhere of many professionals leaving their employers for other opportunities. We spoke with Steve Black, practice leader of Human Resource Services at Brixey & Meyer, about what candidates should consider as they prepare to look for other employment. We discussed how to really learn about an organizations culture, red flags to look for in an employer, understanding your long-term goals and much more.
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  • How CPAs can succeed in 2022

    Dec 22, 2021, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "How CPAs can succeed in 2022" In this week’s episode we spoke with Rita Keller, CPA firm management consultant. Keller has been a respected voice in CPA firm management for more than 30 years. Her daily blog, Solutions for CPA Firm Leaders, touches on everything from the talent shortage to increasing firm fees. We discussed how professionals can succeed in 2022, how firm leaders can create a cohesive cultural amid remote work and about lessons the accounting profession learned in 2021.
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  • How to ethically influence others to achieve success

    Dec 15, 2021, 11:00 AM by SEO National
    "How to ethically influence others to achieve success" We spoke with Brian Ahearn, a speaker, author, coach and consultant. He specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations and is a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® trained in how to ethically influence others. Brian has a third book out called, “The Influencer,” about how to become a better salesperson, coach, and leader. We discussed how to apply this specific influencer knowledge in every day scenarios and in business, dealing with different personalities, how this can benefit leaders and much more.
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