Leadership / Management

The clients are always right? Not the bad ones.

Praise My morning routine is pretty predictable.

  • Drag my butt into my office.
  • Open up Outlook.
  • Find the e-mail alert from Rick Telberg's awesome CPA Trendlines blog.
  • Learn someting new about CPAs.

It's a terrific blog, and if you're not reading it, you need to start.

Still, I did a double-take when I read the top two headlines on CPA Trendlines recently.

What a terrific juxtaposition. In the span of two paragraphs, my CPA Trendlines update was telling me the best ways to love and leave my clients.

On closer inspection, though, it's not a juxtaposition at all.

Let's face it: Some clients just aren't worth the trouble. They suck the time, money and life out of your office and give you very little in return. Cut 'em loose, then focus on the clients that are worth keeping.

Pour a little happiness into that customer service and you'll really hit it big. Why? Because being nice pays off.

There's nothing new here. Just some simple lessons that are worth repeating over ... and over ... and over.

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Bill Sheridan