Accounting firms--like many other small businesses across the US--sent employees home to work when the Covid-19 lockdown began in the spring, as instructed by the government. Now businesses are slowing reopening. If your accounting firm is getting ready to reopen, bringing employees back to the office, the Rules of Thumb from MoneyThumb has some very sage advice from experts to help you make that transition and even build your accounting firm into a stronger organization than it was before the lockdown.
Of course, there are accounting firms that may choose to allow some employees to continue working from home. There are many employees who prefer this situation. In fact, a survey from Owl Labs reported that 80% of employees want to work from home at least some of the time.
The following advice for rebuilding your accounting practice in a post lockdown world applies to both scenarios for the employees of your accounting firm, returning to the office, or working from home.
Accounting Web has created this guide, Rebuild: An Accounting Firm Playbook, that is free to download.
Below is a list of what you will find in the playbook:
Right Networks has this free downloadable whitepaper titled Staffing and Managing Employees in a Post Lockdown World. In this whitepaper, find answers to the following questions:
• Should you risk opening your office again, and will work from home continue even after lockdowns end?
• What does the new world of remote work mean for how you find and attract new employees now and in the future?
• What kind of permanent changes to you need to make to accommodate remote work going forward?
Ceterus offers this free ebook that will help you grow your accounting firm stronger and bigger than it was before the lockdown. The ebook contains three lessons, which are:
Lesson 1: Be a Small Business Financial Consultant
Lesson 2: Deliver Industry-Specific Expertise
Lesson 3: Use “The Right” Technology
Another great offering from Accounting Web that will help you rebuild your accounting practice is this free webinar coming up on Aug. 13, 2020. The webinar is titled How to Build a Roaring Referral Pipeline in a Locked Down World. You will receive 1 CPE credit for attendance. Below is a description of what to expect from this webinar:
In this unmissable webinar, marketing expert Lee Reams will demonstrate how your practice can develop a strategy for success and growth in these challenging times. Join him to hear learn actionable tips for not only surviving but thriving in the profession post-pandemic. During our time together, you will also:
• Learn how COVID-19 has accelerated contactless referrals
• Understand the new consumer buying process
• Discover ways to be a part of the referral conversation
• Develop a strategy for successfully becoming a high-growth practice
We hope the above whitepapers, ebooks, and the webinar from our peers will help your accounting firm rebuild in our post lockdown world. As the provider of the best selling PDF financial file converters on the market, MoneyThumb suggests that if you aren't using our product yet, you take a free test drive. Our proprietary software will add another dimension to rebuilding your accounting practice by saving you time and making things run much more efficiently.