Whether you're a sole practitioner or one of many partners in your practice, chances are you find yourself on the endless treadmill. Are you moving towards your goals at the pace you'd like to?
Many accountants say they're proactive, they're different, they're accountants and business advisors. They say it, but they don't demonstrate it.
Help your clients improve revenue, profits, cashflow and their personal wealth.
Finding the right people and keeping them motivated isn't as hard as you think.
Enabling more frequent and uninterrupted holidays whilst your business grows
Getting more clients doesn't lead to more profit or enjoyment, getting amazing, love to work with clients does.
Accountancy is a noble profession that can make a profound difference, never forget that.
Extensive, across the nation research of the UK's best 1 - 3 partner firms resulting in a blueprint that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world.
Already attended by over 3000 Accountants
I was concerned about travelling and taking time away from my family, but the course was so informative, and expertly delivered by all the team.
If you're considering taking the Masterclass I would recommend that you do.
I'm looking forward to the future; building better relationships with my clients and taking my practice to the next level.
I was sceptical that the content would be right for our business and that it might just turn into a hard sell.
In reality the Masterclass gave me lots of ideas which I’m looking forward to implementing in our business.
The Masterclass was thoroughly enjoyable and I left feeling very inspired and raring to go grow/improve our business.
What I took away from the masterclass when I was with you, about making sure the business works for you not the other way around and that if you’re not careful life will fly by and you won’t have enjoyed it.
My passion is working the dog, and so far I’ve been able to leave the office for two days a week to go and do that.
Never would have done that without some of the insights I picked up from the masterclass.
So a big thanks to everyone for that.
Before attending the Masterclass my thoughts were ‘would I really learn anything and would it be relevant to my business?’
The content of the course was mind-blowing and definitely relevant to my business.
I gained knowledge that will absolutely be beneficial for my practice and met some really nice people along the way. I also left feeling more confident than when I started and would recommend the Masterclass to anyone - trust me, they know what they're talking about.
Inadvertently, far too many accountants run their practices inefficiently. They dislike change and procrastinate over taking important action.
In an ideal world, your waking hours should be fairly divided between running your Accountancy Practice and leave plenty to enjoy spending quality time with your family, your friends and on your health. (By health, I mean keeping active and fit, pursuing interests, and keeping your mind on things outside work).
Sadly, the reality for many is that work is all-consuming. You take on ever more clients who expect you to be at their beck and call but, however hard you work, show little if any appreciation.
Each morning, you arrive in your office with a plan: to cross just 10 items off your to-do list by the end of the day. But, each evening, you’re lucky if you’ve ticked off six. The phone hasn’t stopped ringing, clients have bent your ear and your email inbox has been crazy.
Your employees often bring more problems than solutions and you always have to double-check their work because it’s simply not to the standard you’d like.
There are legislation changes and the endless new technologies to get to grips with. For many people, it’s simply overwhelming.
All in all, the money isn’t great either – especially when you consider how much time you put in. Worse, you’re often challenged on fees and negotiated down. And even when you’ve won the work, they go on to dispute the cost of every piece of additional work you do for them as they “assumed it was part of the package!”
Most importantly, the result of all this is that what should be an exciting, enjoyable and emotionally rewarding experience – having your own business – isn’t.
One of the saddest parts of Shane Lukas's work is hearing just how many of the accountants he speaks to deeply regret missing out on important times with their children as they’ve grown up or their life partner as the relationship has died. Their pain, as they acknowledge that they’ll never get those opportunities again, never gets any easier to bear.
In all the scenarios outlined above, the accountants have exceeded their working capacity by far – and yet it’s an inefficient capacity.
There is a better way. If any of this has resonated with you, this course is a must attend. You'll discover the steps needed to establish an efficient capacity; one that will enable you to work a fraction of the hours you currently do, whilst earning significantly more. Not only that, but you’ll be working with fantastic clients who both respect and appreciate you; clients who know they’re getting a great service and are happy to pay a premium for it.
Now, what about those for whom none of the above has resonated so far, because you’re working a manageable amount of hours and taking home a reasonable income? No doubt you’re asking yourself, “Why change?”
The answer is: Because the world around you is changing.
Firstly, there’s that every growing number of ‘cheap accountants’ to compete with.
Then there are the advancements in technology.
Many business owners, for example, already think you simply click a button and – voilà! – finalised accounts appear. That may not be the case just yet, but in reality how long will it be before it is? – it’s nearer than you dare to think.
The practice of the future then is one that will be happy for computers to crunch the numbers, while the role of the accountant will be directly client facing. In other words, your role will be to sit with clients and to go through the real-time data with them: identifying strengths and weaknesses, producing trends and forecasts, and carrying out ‘what if’ exercises to examine the ways in which their businesses could be improved.
There are software tools out there designed to help you identify and deliver advisory solutions but the reality is that the tools aren't enough. You need confidence, you need the right approach, you need to understand how to deliver powerful advisory solutions that clients will gladly pay premium fees for.
The Putting Excellence Into Practice Masterclass
This is not a 'happy clappy', 'suped-up', 'over-hyped' event that tells you what you should be doing but not how to do it.
Of course, you will be motivated and inspired. AND it's packed full of content rich, proven-to-work concepts and strategies. Conveyed in bite-sized, easy to understand, step by step chunks that you CAN implement yourself.
The 3 days are structured around the principles within the best selling book - Putting Excellence Into Practice.
You will come away inspired.
You will come away motivated to grow your practice into a thriving business.
Accountants describe this event as a game changer and a life changer.
In addition to the speakers mentioned above, Accountants from around the UK travel to attend and share their journey - what they did, how they did it and where they are now so that you can pick their brains and understand how the principles taught absolutely work in real life.
You might be thinking... My practice is different, my location affects my success, I'm not good at business, I'm not as good as all of those other accountants.
We will challenge those beliefs and demonstrate to you that you absolutely can achieve your dream practice and life.
Terms and Conditions: All tickets are valid for the Putting Excellence Into Practice Masterclass held on 30 June to 2 July in Birmingham. It is not redeemable for cash but may be transferred one time to a subsequent Putting Excellence Into Practice Masterclass if requested not less than 14 days prior to the start of the event.
All material presented including workbooks and multimedia contain protected trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property. The material is for the exclusive use of attendees of the Putting Excellence Into Practice Masterclass presented by Shane Lukas and AVN Practice Growth Experts.
They are not to be shared and may be withdrawn at any time without notice - especially if someone is unfairly using the material other than for their own personal learning.