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“Fall” Into Wellness

Brianna MarthMore By This AuthorIt’s hard to believe we’re already in the month of September. Hopefully, you have had a successful and productive 8 months so far and are gearing up for a strong finish in the remainder of the year. Many of you are working through your second busiest time of year with the […]
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Leadership Spotlight: Keith Barfield, Founding Member, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC

Michelle BacaMore By This AuthorKeith Barfield is a Partner and founding member of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC. He is a sparkly-eyed, always-smiling, motorcycle-riding practice developer and we truly appreciate his positive approach to leadership. Keith’s innovative firm, which features a brightly-colored zebra as its mascot, is the second largest locally owned accounting firm […]
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Do You Know What Your Clients’ Silence Means?

Tamera LoerzelMore By This AuthorWhen I teach topics like deepening client relationships and delivering exceptional client service, I discuss the importance of proactively meeting with clients outside of your regular engagement to further your relationship, identify any potential service issues and uncover new opportununities to add value.  Participants nod their heads in agreement and some […]
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If You Want to Leave a (Positive) Legacy: Get Started Now

Jack LeeMore By This AuthorWe just completed a 2,500 mile round trip to Houston to help our daughter Rachel relocate and begin her new career as a marketing assistant for a CPA firm. Angie and I are so proud of Rachel and happy to see her “moving off our payroll” and on to her own. […]
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What Does Employee Wellness Really Mean?

Brianna MarthMore By This AuthorIncreasingly, firms are focusing on “wellness” programs and their value in maintaining employee health and happiness. “Wellness” and other buzz phrases like “work-life balance” were once considered a low priority on the strategic totem pole. But today, these ideas are now commanding more attention as firms strive to enhance employee well-being […]
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