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The Value of a Subscription Pricing Model with Earmark CPE’s Blake Oliver

Accounting Automation

Blake Oliver is an entrepreneurial accountant and writer who specializes in cloud accounting technology.He was named a "40 Under 40" in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor in 2016 and 2017 and is also the co-host of the Cloud Accounting Podcast. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of Accounting Automation: The value of subscription pricing. Why the subscription economy fits the accounting profession so well.  How using a subscription billing model increases efficiency.  Why people are hesitant to change their billing structure.  Why firms in Australia are more resistant than American firms to change.  The value of low-margin accounting work and why most firms overlook this area.  The accounting services that can be delegated to staff.  How to move from hourly billing to a subscription model.  The future of accounting and CPE firms.  The value and benefits of specialization.  Resources: Earmark CPE QuickBooks Xero Cloud Accounting Podcast  Quip TurboTax NxtStep Connecting with Blake Oliver: LinkedIn Email Connecting with the host:Sean Boyce on LinkedIn To learn how to boost the profitability of your firm without hiring by taking my 5 day email course at http://bottleneckbuster.com/

43mins

11 Jul 2022

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Blake Oliver: Technology Trends Changing The Accounting Profession

Grow My Accounting Practice | Tips for Accountants, Bookkeepers and Coaches to Grow Their Business

Show Summary Get a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by listening to podcasts! In this episode, Blake Oliver shares how to earn CPE credit by listening to podcasts. They wrap pre-recorded content in a course that complies with the requirements of NASBA. Listeners can download the Earmark app, listen to the episode, and then take a multiple-choice quiz based on what they learned from the podcast episode to verify that they listened, and a certificate will be sent to them. To meet the qualitative standard for CPE, Blake discusses what it has to improve. He stresses that professional competency doesn't have to be all about accounting or tax. It could be anything that makes a person a better professional. Earmark also take users submitted content. It is not them creating all of the courses. One of the benefits of CPE is that you can teach anything. You can teach the modern flavor of accounting. Blake also shares the benefits for the sender of the CPE and the recipient's benefit of the CPE. Blake would like to explore more with earmark to figure out how they can develop their own accounting standards for small businesses. All that and more in this episode! Listen now! Websites: https://earmarkcpe.com Corporate Partner: People Process - https://peopleprocesses.com/

53mins

8 Jul 2022

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Head of Fintech Strategies at Vanguard & Blake Oliver Guest Co-Host – Elon Musk, Twitter, and Future of Fintech

AFO|Wealth Management Forward

Rory is joined by Guest Co-Host Blake Oliver, Founder of Earmark CPE and The Cloud Accounting Podcast, as they talk with Warren Pennington, Head of Fintech Strategies at Vanguard, which manages over $7 Trillion in assets globally. Discover what Warren says about the importance of technology, creating an environment for people to trust, and how Vanguard is continually finding ways to increase savings for the end client. In this episode, Warren discusses some of the latest advancements in disruptive technologies, from Blockchain to Natural Language Processing. Can computers figure out Elon Musk and sarcasm? Is Robinhood really free? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this latest episode with one of Fintech's leading innovators. Connect on LinkedIn: Connect with Blake Oliver: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blaketoliver/ Connect with Rory Henry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rory-henry-0920b7150/ Earmark: https://earmarkcpe.com/ Vanguard: https://investor.vanguard.com/home Learn more about Arrowroot Family Office: https://www.arrowrootfamilyoffice.com/ https://wealthmanagementforward.com/

42mins

17 May 2022

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The Problem with CPE with Blake Oliver and Michael Kravshik

The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy

Belying the episode title there is more than one problem with continuing professional education (aka CPE). Ron and Ed will be joined this week by two innovators in the professions Blake Oliver of Earmark and Michael Kravshik of LumiQ to talk about not only the problems, but how they are trying to help solve it. If you have any questions you would like Ron and Ed to ask them, please send us an email at asktsoe@verasage.com.

1hr

29 Apr 2022

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Episode 413: The Disruptors: Blake Oliver Sees a Ponzi Scheme Ready for Collapse

CPA Trendlines Podcasts

The accounting firm's business model isn’t broken yet, but the pyramid is crumbling.With Liz Farr for CPA TrendlinesMore here: https://cpatrendlines.com/?p=96758 Podcaster and enfant terrible Blake Oliver says the accounting firm is a pyramid scheme destined for collapse.The system is simple and simply devious: Bring in staff, work them a ton of hours, and the profits flow to the top, Blake says.But today, the model is being challenged by venture capital-backed tech startups delivering automated tax prep and bookkeeping, by CPA firms following the lead of Eisner Amper into non-CPA businesses, and by the booming growth of non-CPA startups like Acuity.Blake Oliver, CPA, is an accountant, entrepreneur, and podcaster specializing in technology. He is one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People and has been named a 40 Under 40 in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor. Blake is the creator of Earmark CPE, an app that offers NASBA-approved CPE for listening to your favorite accounting and tax podcasts. He also co-hosts the Cloud Accounting Podcast, a Top 50 Business News show on the Apple charts and the most popular podcast for accountants and bookkeepers globally. He lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he likes to hike in the winter and swim in the summer.

39mins

19 Apr 2022

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2021 #24 With David Leary and Blake Oliver

Friday Night Live with Accountants Andrew Wall & Brad Celmainis

we talk to David Leary and Blake Oliver of the Cloud Accounting Podcast!

1hr 8mins

8 Apr 2022

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Blake Oliver from Earmark discusses the Earmark app which empowers CPAs to earn CPE credit

Kruze Consulting's Founders and Friends Podcast for Startups

Blake Oliver from Earmark (https://earmarkcpe.com) discusses the Earmark app which empowers CPAs to earn Continuing Professional Education credit easily from their smartphone by listening to accounting and tax podcasts.Learn more about why we are one of the best accounting, tax and bookkeeping firms serving VC-backed companies by visiting the Kruze Consulting reviews page. Or, visit the Kruze website to find information about the Best Startup Credit Cards or learn what the average startup CEO salary is. Trust Kruze Consulting for great podcasts like this one, and other great content (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qjLBOmEoaugV2n47eaUrg) designed to help startup founders like you, grow their businesses, raise capital and more.

43mins

6 Apr 2022

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115: Talking Tech with Blake Oliver

NJCPA IssuesWatch Podcast

Host Sean Stein Smith, CPA, sits down with Blake Oliver, CPA, an accounting innovator, podcast host and founder of Earmark CPE, to talk about technology implications for the accounting profession. They discuss how technology has impacted accounting regulations and processes, as well as the top three things CPAs can do to leverage technology in their firms. Resources:Earmark CPECloud Accounting PodcastJoin the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group

25mins

31 Mar 2022

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Blake Oliver - Why Bitcoin is a Terrible Store of Value

The Tech Talk for Accountants Show

Blake Oliver, CPA, is an entrepreneur, accountant, writer, and speaker. He was designated a "40 Under 40" in CPA Practice Advisor's accounting profession in 2016 and 2017. He is the co-host of the Cloud Accounting Podcast, a weekly news round-up at the interface of accounting and technology, and the world's #1 podcast for accountants and bookkeepers. In 2012, Blake created Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping and cloud integration service that has grown to serve hundreds of clients. They were one of the first Xero bookkeeping partners in the US. They pioneered the use of cloud accounting and online project collaboration technologies to give outstanding customer service to our clients. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rush-tech-support/message

53mins

21 Feb 2022

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#NiksTips | The Future of CPE (feat. Blake Oliver, CPA)

Sons of CPAs

#NiksTips | The Future of CPE (feat. Blake Oliver, CPA) Bonus to Episode #32 5 it is a buyers market for traditional firms for sure… imagine owning a firm and doing 1,400 individual tax returns and only charging $300 each… the question for a future episodes is, how do you raise your prices? 6 let’s face it, it’s not as easy to delegate sales as it is to delegate the work… 7 half the sales process is just making sure there’s a good chemistry between you and the client… 11 What are all the reasons clients actually need good clean financials? file tax return, manage the business, investors, the bank, line of credit…and I want to sell my business 14 I think we all need to find Peace…financially… so it’s a lot easier to adjust your living expenses to fit your budget than to try and make more money 15 being an accountant is safe, don’t ya think? 16 it’s like time right… work expands to fill the time… if you have a lot of money, your expenses expand to fill that money 17 So Earmark app we can listen to podcasts and get CPE… ***shout out to Earmark and LumiQ*** 20 This new world of CPE is exciting… 21 The Earmark Goal is the fix CPE, because CPE is broken 23 Blake’s Kids .org Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sonsofcpas/message

23mins

23 Dec 2021

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