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Clayton Oates

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318: Clayton Oates is an Accounting Technologist & Gardener [podcast]

What's Your "And"?

Clayton Oates returns to the podcast to talk about how he is satisfying his travel bug through the pandemic, his gardening, helping small businesses, and taking time for yourself!


25 Sep 2020

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Technology And How It Applies In Accounting with Clayton Oates

Building the Premier Accounting Firm

Witnessing the evolution of accounting over the years has been very insightful.  Each change can be intimidating but, more empowering.  From paper to computer, software to the cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) to real-time and actionable information accounting remains relevant so what are we doing as an accounting profession to stay ahead of the curve? Listen as Clayton and Roger discuss technology and it’s impact on accounting to the 6 areas of business the accounting needs to pay attention: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Document Management Business Analytics Payroll & Human Resource (HR) Point of Sell / e-commerce Inventory Management Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center Our Guest: Clayton Oates Clayton is committed to helping Small Business, Accountants, Bookkeepers & Technology Companies to connect with each other (and the clients and customers they serve) to have a better life. Clayton will inspire you! This (Ex) Accountant is living proof of how you can dramatically transform your life by helping others. A passionate and engaging communicator who draws on more than 25 years’ experience in the Accounting Technology Industry. During this time Clayton and his team at QA Business have educated more than 20,000 small business owners, operators, accountants, bookkeepers and consultants in utilizing technology to buy back precious time from their businesses. Clayton now devotes his time and energy in helping educate other Advisors around the world on how they can be the Difference Maker for their clients. Clayton has a unique style of presenting and you are going to love what he has to share. (Clayton is also a recognized Top Thought Leader in Accounting Technology by CPA Practice Advisor) Sponsors: Universal Accounting Center Helping accounting professionals confidently and competently offer quality accounting services to get paid what they are worth. Offers: Get a FREE copy of each of two book all accounting professionals should use to offer trusted strategic advisory services and get paid what they are worth.  These are must have additions to every accountants library to provide the value clients look for today: “in the BLACK, nine principles to make your business profitable” – e-book “Red to BLACK in 30 days – A small business accountant’s guide to QUICK turnarounds” – the how-to-guide e-book for accounting professionals Remember this, Accounting Success IS Universal. Listen to our next episode and be sure to subscribe. For more information on how you can apply these principles in your business please visit us at www.universalaccountingschool.com or call us at 801-265-3777


5 Aug 2020

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Episode 5: Clayton Oates - How To Create A Business And Design A Life

Smart Man, Smarter Woman Podcast

Gold Nuggets It is not enough to be passionate and do what you love. The world must also want what you are offering. Entrepreneurship is about helping others by adding value or creating value where there was none before. Everything we do has a price. It is either moving you towards your goal or away from it. If you are open to hearing and listening, there will always be something that will impact you in some way. Our guest, Clayton Oates, Founder of QA Business in Australia is a twenty-year entrepreneur and self-professed “small business enthusiast. During our conversation, you’ll discover how to stay relevant in the most difficult of times, how to build a business while designing the life that you want, the importance of being kind to ourselves and knowing our purpose and why passion is not enough for success. To learn more about Clayton, visit http://www.qabusiness.com.au/index.php Song by Adam Vitovsky / CC BY 3.0


29 May 2020

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2020 #7 Software Vendors and Trust, with Doug Sleeter and Clayton Oates

Friday Night Live with Accountants Andrew Wall & Brad Celmainis

Hector Garcia and Andrew Wall chat with industry giants Doug Sleeter and Clayton Oates! Conversations around software company data safeguarding, value of our client's data, trust between vendors and accountants, and how to build relationships based on the "infinite game"


7 Mar 2020

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The Best CPA Firms Will Adapt By Doing This — Clayton Oates

Smart Books Smart Tax

How CPA’s can take control of their future - 9:30 How firms can add more value beyond tax and compliance - 15:21 Clayton’s Johari window methodology - 19:13 What happens when CPA’s shift to a business owner’s mindset - 23:53 Finding your passion in purpose when you’ve lost your way - 34:54 LINKS MENTIONED: @Clatyon_Oates (Twitter) Website


6 Jun 2019

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160: Clayton Oates travels the world for work and family vacation [podcast]

What's Your "And"?

Clayton found his way into accounting when pursuing his goal of establishing his own business. All in the effort to work on his own time and provide flexibility to travel the world. He found it to be a great excuse to take his family on numerous vacations. In this episode, Clayton and I talk about how he was able to combine his passion for travelling with his professional goal of running his own business and how sharing your passions in the workplace can improve your skills in communication.


31 Oct 2018

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Embracing Technology to Empower Your Accounting Business featuring Clayton Oates

Growing Accountant

Key Points Clayton Oates, Founder of QA Business, in conversation with Ekwa Marketing CEO, Naren Arulrajah Introduction Opportunities & Problems Time & Money Technology Trust Small businesses Final thoughts Resources: The Future of the Professions by Daniel Susskind and Richard Susskind The Johari Window : www.communicationtheory.org/the-johari-window-model/ Contact Clayton Oates: Website : www.claytonoates.com Email : coates@qabusiness.com.auThe post Embracing Technology to Empower Your Accounting Business featuring Clayton Oates appeared first on Growing Accountant.


25 Oct 2018

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An Accounting Technologist Embracing Symbiotic Relationships 👥 with Accounting Apps | Clayton Oates

Accounting Apps | Accounting Technology | Modern Practice

Clayton Oates is an Accounting Technologist | Small Business Enthusiast | Encourager | Educator | Story Teller | Each Day Appreciator Bio: Helping Small Business, Accountants, Bookkeepers & Technology Companies to connect with each other (and the clients and customers they serve) to have a better life. It’s been a fascinating journey so far & I've managed to collect some interesting stories along the way; some extremely inspiring ones, and others, well, not so uplifting. But every experience has provided an opportunity to grow & contribute back to a profession that has given me so much. I chose Accounting Technology (more than 25 years ago) as the vehicle to build a better life for myself and my family – and it worked! At the time I was a frustrated and uninspired 24 year old Tax Accountant who dreamed of one day having my own business & the freedom that came with it (Ok so I discovered that the price of freedom certainly isn’t free - but it is worth it). The by-product of adding value to others was that I started to achieve the very thing that inspired me to start my own business in the first place - Freedom! Then just when I thought I had made it, something happened – I Burnt Out! Fortunately, the business model I had built fully supported me & my family throughout the 3 year recovery period, and although I had often said it, I hadn’t appreciated it until that moment – “Be sure to dig your well before you are thirsty”. This experience has been a blessing (although tough to appreciate at the time) it has given me a renewed perspective on life. It has also made me acutely aware that I am not the only one who has had (or is currently going through or heading towards) the same experience. Part of my quest has been to help others (where I can) to live a life of their dreams by being an enthusiastic encourager, instilling confidence, building belief & helping create businesses with a model that provides time for transformation via personal growth & contribution to others. If there is one word that best reminds me of what I value & appreciate, that word would be – Authenticity! What’s your Word? Business: QA Business Pty Ltd The QA Mission To help our clients (Small Businesses / Bookkeepers & Accountants) become the most efficiently run businesses in the country, by taking advantage of technology and implementing simple and effective business systems, enabling you to buy back time from your business. Subscribe to the Accounting Apps newsletter here https://HeatherSmithAU.com


30 Aug 2018

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8 Miles from Civilization with Clayton Oates

The Authentic Accountant Podcast

Seemingly Clayton Oates could not escape a career in accounting no matter how hard he tried. Clayton Oates did not get the best grades in school, yet he landed a job at a major CPA firm. He moved 1,000 miles away to be with his (then future) wife, and hoping to get a job outside of accounting, but accounting was the only job available in his new home in a small town in Australia. He went on to build a business that is so successful he has not had to take any profits out in over 15 years. Were there challenges? You bet there were, but Clayton figured out what his greatest strength was, and used that to his advantage. Listen to the show and learn more!


7 Aug 2018