Episode 19 – “Thoughts on Pricing”

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Barrett and Bryan explore ideas on pricing including a discussion on whether it’s a good idea or not for a professional service firm to list prices on its website. Cool Stuff Mentioned: Trailers released this week: Star Wars episode 7 (Christmas 2015) Batman v Superman (3/2016) Jurassic World (6/2015) Fantastic Four (8/2015) Game of Thrones – http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/ Accounting in the … Read More

Episode 18 – “Choose Your Own Adventure”

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This week Bryan begins decompressing from tax season.  Barrett has some big ideas for revamping his website; the amount of copy he needs may shock you. Barrett signs up for his first for power lifting competition. #pickstuffup Cool Stuff Mentioned: 2nd Annual NoVA Powerlifting Open – https://www.facebook.com/events/959477204071551/ Vanguard – https://investor.vanguard.com/corporate-portal/ Nerd fitness – http://www.nerdfitness.com/ Choose Your Own Adventure – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choose_Your_Own_Adventure The … Read More

Episode 17 – “Eventual Endings”

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Bryan and Barrett discuss losing clients, and perspective.   Cool stuff: Quiet book – http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153 Bootstrapped with Kids – http://www.bootstrappedwithkids.com/episode-89-take-a-step-back-to-go-forward/ MadMen – “The day you sign a client is the day you start losing them.” – Roger Sterling Hadoken Debt – http://www.somdpf.com/ 8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Becoming a Millionaire – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236687 Built to Sell – http://www.amazon.com/Built-Sell-Creating-Business-Without/dp/1591845823 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt … Read More

Episode 16 – “Unbreakable”

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This week Bryan discusses different learning styles and an assessment to determine how you learn best.  He also discusses the challenges he faces as a result of procrastinating. Barrett reviews taking his daughter to work (virtually) and discusses some of the key traits of a business owner. Cool Stuff Mentioned: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80025384 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of … Read More

Episode 15 – “Someone Else’s Middle”

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Bryan talks about pro bono services and onboarding a new customer, an old friend from back in the day. Barrett talks about a new service they want to develop, how he introduces himself at parties, and how envy can ruin your own enjoyment of your progress. Cool Stuff Mentioned: Ducttape Marketing Podcast Interview with David Long – http://ec.libsyn.com/p/f/6/d/f6d4eddbf5620061/David_Long.mp3 Emyth Revisited by … Read More

Episode 14 – “Shred It Up”

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Following up to his college visit with Tom Hood,  this week Barrett talks about launching an intern program at The Green Abacus! Bryan shares the details behind his first official deadline on his own and what he’ll do differently next time.   Cool Stuff Mentioned: Sir Richard Branson – http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson Jim Collins Good to Great – http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/good-to-great.html WPcurve – http://wpcurve.com/ … Read More

Episode 13 – “Baker’s Dozen”

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We came up with the name for this episode during the show.  The only regret is that it took until now to realize that there could’ve been a great Ron Baker reference.  Oh well. This week Bryan and Barrett discuss what kind of people they are using the Marcus Buckingham StandOut Strengths Assessment. Bryan also discusses a potential barrier to … Read More

Episode 12 – “Starting Out on a Tangent”

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This week the guys get off topic quick, but reel it back in.  Barrett has been under the weather with a stomach bug and Bryan is on Spring Break!  Bryan is also catching up on tax returns and thinking about his practice in terms of the big picture. Barrett has an interesting idea to keep track of all the cool … Read More

Episode 11 – “Barrett’s Birthday Extravaganza”

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Barrett has a birthday!  But to even things out, his website crashes!  Oh, the horror! Bryan works out his schedule for tax season which relieves some of his anxiety over balance teaching and taxing. Cool Stuff Mentioned: TV Show “Vikings” – http://www.history.com/shows/vikings “Startup” Podcast – www.hearstartup.com Manuel Rodriguez Guitar – http://guitarsmr.com/en/ Vertex 42 Excel Calendar – http://www.vertex42.com/calendars/ GoPro headset – http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHA-301-HERO/ … Read More

Episode 10 – “Bryan Got the Flu”

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We return to our regular broadcast schedule this week after taking last week off.  After coming down with the flu, Bryan discusses how this threw a wrench into his workflow.  Bryan also discusses his dual nature as an educator as well as working professional. Barrett discusses his new “Start Here” page for his website – the goal being to outline … Read More