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Celebrating 10 Years of ITK

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the official start of my firm, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC.  The last ten years have really been quite a roller-coaster ride and I am still amazed that I can stand here today and celebrate ten years of trials, tribulations, and most importantly impact. Over the last month, I’ve been reflecting a lot about … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Opportunity

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend.  My first two posts were about … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Independence

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Yesterday I wrote about Confidence, today … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Confidence

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend. Confidence Several years ago one of … Continue reading

Being ready when opportunity knocks

I’m a political agnostic. While I may agree with various positions of several different parties, I’m thoroughly disgusted by all the politicking–as I think many people my age are–so I choose not to take sides. I put this disclaimer because, I’m going to quote a comment on a Facebook cartoon picture depicting a pro-government/anti-Tea Party position, … Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street should be Boycott Wall Street

This week’s Independent Weekly showed a cover of “we are the 99%”, in reference to the 99% of the nation that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement says it represents. The 99% isn’t a precise number, but rather the converse of “the fact that income and wealth gains of the past 30 years have overwhelmingly … Continue reading

Is the Cloud the end of IT Support?

I’ve been writing a lot about the CPA part of my life, so let me finally switch and write more about my other passion: Information Technology (IT). While attending the NTEN Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit (#npcloud) in NYC, the morning plenary speaker Ami Dar (@amidar) posed the idea that they no longer need traditional IT … Continue reading

Ensuring that you’re inspiring your staff

A quick video tidbit from Ernie Almonte, CPA and former chairman of the AICPA about how leaders in organizations need to ensure that they are inspiring their younger generations and setting a good tone from the top: Are You Under-Inspiring Young CPAs. He’s talking about CPA firms, but the principles he’s discussing are universal to … Continue reading

Switching from financial advisor to business advisor

While reading Randy Johnston’s article “Switching Software for Better Client Service” in CPA Practice Advisor, I came to part where he said: The AICPA is projecting that the amount of simple tax preparation work will decrease over the next five to 10 years because of more automation, and that audit work will be done by … Continue reading

Following your Passion

Fellow AICPA Leadership Academy Alumni, Kemberly Washington, had a great article published in The New Orleans Tribune last Friday titled: MPR: Should You Follow Your Passion or a Paycheck?  She says “there are so many people who are taking the risk to pursue passion over paychecks”.  She also shares her experience in leaving a good job … Continue reading

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