Client Experience and Perceived Value: It’s Looking Cloudy for Accountants Working with Small Business
Every day it seems there is another professional accounting or bookkeeping firm asking questions about now to get new clients for their new “online accounting” business. Most of these professionals are likely missing the point that their current clients are probably already looking at online accounting solutions and services. Just like in the days when QuickBooks was beginning to take the lead in the market; today’s increasingly popular online accounting solutions are gaining popularity with the direct users, and are bringing those solutions to the professional community (not the other way around). Professionals who wish to build their businesses on what the market demands would do well to recognize that the push to the cloud coming from their clients is a reflection of past activities, and firms riding the wave are much more likely to see success than those fighting it.