Burning the Brand

With the increasing development of technology many companies have been forced to close their doors or reinvent themselves. Think of the products that have gone by the wayside due to the digital economy; Kodak, Walkman, record stores. Our business, Proactive Accountants Network (PAN) is no different. Established for nine years, with team members in four countries…

Taking a front foot approach

If Accountants want to retain their ‘trusted adviser’ status then they need to be much more involved in their client affairs. They need to get closer to their clients and understand their clients’ financial affairs even more than before. Having deep ‘financial intimacy’ with a client is what needs to be achieved. Having financial intimacy…

The Future of Compliance

There is one word to describe the future of compliance….commoditized. With a repetitive task eventually systemization kicks in and after that commoditization. Once a product is commoditized then price pressure and new competition takes over. This is what is happening with statutory compliance for individuals and companies. The reason is simple. Cloud accounting software. New…

Happy Birthday

Today marks the 8th Anniversary of my current business. It started in my home study in November 2005. In the first month I did the grand sum of $2k in revenue! I have made a profit every year since inception – so pretty happy about that. What started out as humble beginnings with no clients…