Building a Lucrative Niche Practice

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This article is an overview of a recent panel discussion at Winning Ways 2022, the accounting profession’s only conference on practice management.  The riches are in the niches.  So the saying goes. And for many accounting firms, it’s a saying that’s proven to be true. By prioritizing a highly specialized focus on a particular sector…

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Inaugural Winning Ways Event: A Recap

Recap of Winning Ways Conference

This year for the first time, close to 100 practice leaders and managing partners convened in Chicago on November 1-2 for Winning Ways. Originally scheduled to launch in 2021, the conference endured a COVID-19-related delay and took place this month in the windy city. The inaugural conference was an outstanding success. Attendance and feedback validated…

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Healthy Habits for the Holiday Season With Matt Terlop

Group Exercising

The holidays are a time for celebration, but for many, that celebration means a loss of motivation.  Studies have shown that people tend to gain weight in the time that passes between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  Unfortunately, many who decide to wait until January to get back on track with their wellness goals never…

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Who is the Right Candidate for Managing Partner Bootcamp – Leadership Accelerated?

Right Candidate for managing partner bootcamp

Spring 2023 will see Managing Partner Bootcamp return to Chicago. Twelve emerging leaders, practice leaders, and managing partners from accounting firms around the country will come together to learn how to actively design and lead their firms––not simply manage them as problems arise.  During previous cohorts of Managing Partner Bootcamp – Leadership Accelerated, we’ve welcomed…

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The Great Spin-off: How Firms Can Prepare for Advisory Spin-offs

The Great Spinoff

With the news that both Ernst & Young and Deloitte are actively exploring spinning off their advisory businesses, the accounting industry stands on the edge of a seismic shake-up. In many ways, this marks a repeat of the past: from Arthur Andersen spinning off Accenture to Ernst & Young selling their consulting unit to Capgemini.…

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Managing Partner Bootcamp 2022-2023

managing partner bootcamp

Winding River Consulting is delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is scheduled out with 2022-2023 cohorts. This marks an exciting opportunity for accounting professionals to benefit from specialized leadership development training custom-built for accounting practice leaders.  Did you know that 68% of CEOs admit they were not fully prepared for the job?…

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Is Your Firm Achieving Digital Growth?

A look at your firm’s digital growth journey. Some accounting firms have committed to digital transformation, spending the last five, even 10 years adopting new technology and creating a digital-friendly environment. While firms like that exist and are arguably leading the market, many firms have barely even begun. The last two years catalyzed adoption of…

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