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Podcast Library: Business Advisory Insights with Mark Holton

The business of accounting is constantly changing with evolving cloud technologies and process reengineering by the Government to simplify compliance processing. Accounting practices are facing increased challenges to successfully compete in the marketplace and deliver improved value added services to business owners. To meet these challenges, practices need to assess are they in fact ready to offer a suite of powerful business advisory services. If you're just starting your business advisory journey or feeling a bit stuck in taking it to the next level, this podcast is for you.

Episode 12 The business advisory journey - part two

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

I highlighted the opportunities of business advisory in part one. Now I talk you through the next few steps to help you successfully implement business advisory into your firm: Create; Analyse; Implement; Service; Generate. With the right and committed implementation adding business advisory into your firm creates more opportunities.

Episode 11 The business advisory journey - part one

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

Where is your firm in its business advisory journey? Do you know what you need to do to get more advisory services happening? Have you created an ongoing and successful stream of income in your business with your advisory services? Or are you not even sure where to start? In this session, I'll take you through the initial steps to get you on the right track.

Episode 10 Business succession and exit planning

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

This month I spoke to Craig West of Succession Plus, about his thoughts on the importance of succession and exit planning for businesses. He shares some great insights into how you can get involved in providing this service, the best way to start the conversation with your clients, and advice around pricing these services.

Episode 9 Your CRM and Business Advisory Success

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

Your Client Relationship Management (CRM) system in an integral part of your firm’s business advisory success. In this episode, I talk about what a CRM system is, why some firms don't have a CRM, why I think CRM's are a good idea, and a whole lot more!

Episode 8 Expanding your client services to include risk management

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

For my latest podcast episode, I caught up with Mark Silveira and David Wyner of Advisor Risk Management. We discussed the changes they have seen to professional services over the last few months due to COVID-19, we dive a little deeper into the risk management services the team provides to accounting firms and how this can work with business advisory services.

Episode 7 The value of benchmarking for firms and their clients

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

Vincent Keogh of The Benchmarking Group, joined me for a chat about his experiences with benchmarking for all businesses including accounting firms. He shares some interesting insights into what he has seen over the last 5-10 years and what trends might come out of the last few months for accounting firms.

Episode 6 Business Advisory Challenges - APS Insights

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

David Francis from APS sat down with me to discuss the current challenges facing accounting firms and small businesses in the current Australian economy including what he has seen over the last year.

Episode 5 UK ACCOUNTING INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

In this podcast episode, I talk with Gordon Gilchrist of 2020 Innovation in the UK. Gordon shares what he has seen happen in the accounting industry in the UK over the last 12 months and covers working virtually and how that has affected work culture, how do you approach training people virtually as well as how he thinks accounting firms can grow and thrive over the next few years.

Episode 4 Stronger Receivables Management for Accounting Firms

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

Malcolm Ebb of Fee Synergy joins me for the latest podcast episode. Malcolm started Fee Synergy nearly 15 years ago and his experience within the accounting industry is extensive. Find out how Fee Synergy came about, how Malcolm has seen accounting firms change and work over the last 15 years particularly coming through COVID-19, as well as his tips for accounting firms to grow and thrive over the next two-three years.

Episode 3 What lies ahead for accounting firms in 2021 and beyond?

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

In the latest podcast, I have Dave Birch of smartAR, based in New Zealand but servicing Australian firms as well, shares how he has seen firms on both sides of the Tasman manage COVID-19, what differences there have been in each country including the challenges, and what trends Dave thinks we will see in 2021 and beyond.

Episode 2 The Power of One

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

In this podcast session, I talk to Joss Milner CEO of Cashflow Story, to discuss what advisory services Joss has seen accounting firms globally implement. Joss will also talk about how accounting firms can grow their business advisory services coming out of COVID-19 and into the new normal as well as the importance of the power of one as a key consulting tool.

Episode 1 Business Advisory & COVID-19 - where are we at?

PODCAST HOST: Mark Holton

For the first podcast episode, I asked Peter Towers to share what he has seen after talking to many accountants around Australia during COVID-19. He shares his view on how COVID-19 has affected accounting firms, what specifically he has seen with some firms really taking advantage of the crisis and how he thinks Business Advisory offerings should be managed out of this. Peter has worked with accountants for many years and his insights are very valuable.