AccountantLife with Jeff Maddux

AccountantLife with Jeff Maddux

By Jeff Maddux, CPA
A podcast where we take a deep dive into the world of accounting and what it takes to start living your best #accountantlife.
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Standing Out As An Accountant with Matt Roberge
"If you're not happy in your job, you're probably doing it wrong, and it may be time for a change." - Matt Roberge | Founder & CEO, SLC Bookkeeping In this episode, I'm joined by Matt Roberge. Matt is an accounting entrepreneur, small business growth consultant and CEO of Salt Lake City Bookkeeping. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:  * How Matt started his business in the tiny ski town Alta, Utah but has a national reach * How he implemented an inbound marketing strategy internally that's produced nearly 40% of his revenues through Google organic search * Why his company culture supports a good work/life balance with an emphasis on outdoor sports and activities * Why it's extremely important to everyone in his company that they maintain an environment that allows all employees to pursue their passions outside of the office. * How accountants can set themselves apart from the competition * Why starting a blog is one of the best ways to grow a business * The advice he has for entrepreneurial accountants * And so much more! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Matt: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattrobergeslcbookkeeping Twitter: http://twitter.com/SLCbookkeeping Website: http://www.slcbookkeeping.com/ ——————————————————————————— Find me on... Twitter at http://twitter.com/jeffmadduxcpa Blog at http://lifestyleaccountant.com/blog
44:12
July 26, 2017
Turning Down Partner To Start An Accounting Firm with Guy Pearson
"Make yourself obsolete. And don't be afraid to do it. And try and do it as fast as possible" - Guy Pearson, CEO Practice Ignition In this episode, I'm joined by Guy Pearson. Guy is an accountant turned serial entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses and has been a major innovator in the accounting industry. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:  * Why at the age of 24, he was offered partnership at an accounting firm, but turned it down * The various emotions Guy experienced during the planning stages of starting his own accounting firm * At what point he realized he was "successful" after starting his firm * What his friends and family thought when he went out on his own * The advice he has for entrepreneurial accountants * And so much more! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Guy: Twitter: http://twitter.com/guy_pearson LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/in/gpearson Websites: http://practiceignition.com & http://interactiveaccounting.com.au ——————————————————————————— Find me on... Twitter at http://twitter.com/jeffmadduxcpa Blog at http://lifestyleaccountant.com/blog
36:35
July 6, 2017
Going From Big 4 Accountant to Entrepreneur with Andrew Argue
"I was making no money, I had no side gig, I was earning no income. Just the fact that I took that step and made that jump, it opened my mind into something I wouldn't have been able to consider before." - Andrew Argue, CPA | CEO, AndrewArgue.com In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Argue, CPA. Andrew worked for one of the Big 4, started a successful accounting career website (and sold it) and now helps accountants become better at sales. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:  * The point where he decided he had to leave accounting to start his own business * How he came up with the idea for The Bean Counter * The resources he used to plan his escape from his accounting job * How he paid off $55K in debt in 14 months * The advice he has for entrepreneurial accountants * And so much more! ——————————————————————————— Connect with Andrew: Website: http://andrewargue.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrewargue LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/andrewargue ——————————————————————————— Find me on... Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffmadduxcpa Blog: http://lifestyleaccountant.com/blog Podcast: http://lifestyleaccountant.com/podcast
37:53
July 6, 2017
Building A Freelance Platform For Accountants with Chris Hooper
"I wanted this to be a BILLION dollar company. How are you going to grow to a BILLON dollar company with your name on the front door?" - Chris Hooper, CEO Accodex In this episode, I'm joined by Chris Hooper. Chris went from high school dropout to becoming CEO of Accodex Partners and an influential thought leader in the accounting profession. Based out of Australia, he is changing the game for accountants around the world with his company and making it easy for freelance accountants to scale an accounting firm. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:  * How and why Chris stumbled into his accounting career * The advice he got from a friend before he started his accounting studies at university * How he landed his first accounting job with zero experience * How he knew when it was time to leave public accounting * The major mistake he made when starting his accounting firm * How his first year of starting his business was basically a "non-event" * The lightbulb moment for rebranding as Accodex and his plans for expanding globally * Why he's looking for "angry, young accountants" to join Accodex * Why accountants need to diversify their skillset when going into business for themselves * And so much more! ——————————————————————————— Connect with Chris: Website: http://accodex.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChrisHooper87 LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/in/christopherhooper ——————————————————————————— Find me on... Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffmadduxcpa Blog: http://lifestyleaccountant.com/blog Podcast: http://lifestyleaccountant.com/podcast
30:30
July 6, 2017
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