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SAIBA Bootcamp: Planning Your Practice For 2019
November 15, 2018
SAIBA’s, Planning Your Practice 2019 Bootcamp, is a two-day event which will explore how to be successful in practice management in today’s challenging climate. This event will give you the tools to put together your very own strategic business plan for 2019.
The world’s most successful entrepreneurs share the characteristics of being resourceful, innovative and highly skilled at problem-solving. They also possess the ability to get back up quickly after set-backs or failures. These are the kinds of traits leaders in accounting and business operations believe are crucial for achieving exponential success.
Brandon Wilson, Director of Marketing: Global Expansion for the world’s leading online accounting software provider – QuickBooks, notes that accounting professionals who tap into their own entrepreneurial mind-set are better equipped to grow their practice, lead their team and serve their clients.
“They are also more likely to look for new, more effective ways to optimise processes and operations. For accounting practices, this would include using online accounting software, such as those developed by QuickBooks, which streamline and fast-track traditional bookkeeping processes. In addition, the artificial intelligence-driven solution, QuickBooks Online Accountant, detects errors immediately, ensuring that a company’s books are always accurate and reducing the administrative stresses which can get the better of small- to medium-sized practices,” he says.
Representing QuickBooks on 14 November at the Southern African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) Planning Your Practice for 2019 Bootcamp for small- to medium-sized accounting practitioners – presented by the South African Accounting Academy, professional speaker and entrepreneurship and business leader, Mushambi Mutuma, will be speaking more in depth on the topic of Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Mind-Set for Exponential Success.
He says, “While not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur, everyone in this day and age should certainly be entrepreneurial in their thinking and behaviour to truly succeed.”
Mutuma explains that this means unlocking the tools entrepreneurs use to succeed across a variety of industries – from the corporate arena to the arts – including story-telling, engagement, differentiation and tapping into technology.
He shares a sneak peek at some of his top tips for small- to medium-sized accounting and bookkeeping practices which he encourages all aspiring entrepreneurs in the industry to give some thought to ahead of the upcoming Bootcamp.
- Expect to be surprised, then plan accordingly;
- Embrace uncertainties;
- Build adjacent to technology;
- Create effective messages that drive engagement amidst the overflow of content;
- Understand, communicate and sustain your story;
- Stop implementing, experiment; and
- Like all the greatest entrepreneurs, build for impact and purpose – not for profit.
Wilson adds that with QuickBooks’ track record of providing accountancy professionals with the tools and platforms to support and enable the growth and impact of their practice, Mutuma’s message aligns with the brand’s aim of leveraging technologies and enabling accounting partners to grow and prosper.
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to develop strong practice management skills and to plan your business strategy in advance.
SAIBA’s Planning Your Practice for 2019 Bootcamp, brought to you by SA Accounting Academy, is a two-day event which will explore how to be successful…